It's all about wrapped slipped stitches, and the result is similar to Fair
Isle, but much easier to execute (I'm guessing, as I've never attempted
Fair Isle). I was very excited that I could get this to work, as I am very slow to learn new techniques. Elisabeth Malthouse, my friend and seat mate, gave me helpful pointers as we followed the instructor's directions.
Baby knitting continues. There are a couple of new baby pattern books out: Debbie Bliss's Special Knits, and Zoe Mellor's book Nursery Knits. Special Knits has two great-looking projects: a bolero tie jacket and a vest with a ribbon tie. Knit Picks recommeonds their cotton Shine yarn for these projects and even allows you to calculate how much you would need for each size.
Zoe Mellor's book has a gorgeous cotton stars and moon blanket:
I've added a grown-up project for variety: a capelet from Interweave Knits Spring issue. I had bought some Peruvian blue/grey/brown cotton yarn from the Montoya Fiber Studio in Evanston, and this is the sample project they chose for it.