Making good progress on my share of the Lucinda Guy blanket my mother and I are knitting together for the baby girl. Only one more strip to go! And then a bunch of knitted lace edging. This is what the blanket looks like in Guy's book Handknits for Kids:
We substituted RYC Cash Soft for the Rowan Wool Cotton, and swapped yellow stripes for ivory in our version. We're also using a softer shade of green, and size 5 needles instead of size 6. This gives a nice, tighter look and feel. Size 6 felt floppy.
I had hoped to make more progress on the blanket last night at the Brasserie Jo knitting event, but was distracted by the delicious tartes flambee and fun conversation with my tablemates. According to the Sun Times' and Brasserie Jo's websites, this will be a monthly event, which would be great. But we'll see--the restaurant seemed quite surprised by the crowd the inaugural event attracted (I was seated in the spillover room), and a little disappointed by the small amount of food knitters were ordering. As much as I love steak frites, they don't go with knitting.