Monday, June 16, 2008

L is for....

My Princess is beginning to learn the magic of letters. She knows about a dozen letters and the sound they make but her Mom sometimes gets tired of saying things like "I is for Ice Cream". However, this annoying habit seems to have spilled over into today's post, so humour me.

L is for Lobster!

Some friends of ours have a big lobster boil in their backyard each spring. This year, it coincided with Father's Day and the turn out was excellent. I heard that 80 (!) people were expected to tear open a crustacean and enjoy the potluck dinner. There were tons of kids running around and lobster carcasses everywhere. There was even a lobster cake. (See above.) I just hope their garbage day is soon cause all those lobster guts have gotta smell something nasty.

L is for Layette. This is not a word I regularly use but it's old-fashioned, kinda like EZ, and I thought it was appropriate. I finished the February baby sweater and leggings last night. As you can see, two skeins of Lorna's Laces sport weight is not enough for this set knit on 4 mm needles. I supplemented with some Knitpicks Shine which I got in a sampler package. I really like this yarn and will use it again. It is soft with a lovely drape.
I think the baby will have to grow into these things which is just fine. Babies have a habit of growing very quickly right out of the gate and I'd hate to have to put this little outfit away too soon.
L is for Latte, which I am looking forward to finishing.


3 comments:

T. said...

B is for beautiful baby stuff!!
Reminds me I gotta start some things...I hear some baby is coming in the fall....

J. said...

Don't hold your breath. I'll be round for a while longer.

andi said...

Cute layette! That lobster cake kinda freaked me out...