It's time I was honest with you. I've been keeping secrets. Big ones. Secrets about who I've been hanging out with and how awesome it's been. We've tried to feel terrible about our time together but the reality is, we're all really amazing, smart, witty and charming people who were getting together for a common cause.
My sister Liz is having a baby. This baby is going to be absolutely fantastic. I am just dying to meet the little person that Liz has been diligently making for months.
I was deeply concerned at my ability to knit the baby's weight in wool given my own hijacked schedule so I asked Nat and Steph to give me a quick how to on the beautiful community blanket that my coven at Lettuce Knit put together for me.
The wool: Cascade 220 in their natural colourways. My sister is an environmentally minded woman who helps write policy for water sustainability. If we are drinking freshwater in 30 years we might take a minute to thank her.
I'm sorry Liz. It was a lot of fun. The people who love you are really lovely and it was just impossible not to enjoy each other's company.
The border was put on and cast off the morning of the baby shower so I didn't quite make the deadline but the ends have been woven and our blanket is having a little bath today. I can't think of a nicer person to have so many people knitting a welcome for.
And now that the whole torrid affair is out of the closet I'll be able to trust myself in this space again.
The scene of the party.
Photo credit Kristan Hendriks