Tomorrow I will be going to London to stay with my daughter and son-in-law, hoping to be useful in the final week or so before the arrival of their first baby, our first grandchild. I am trying very hard to remain calm and sensible but the excitement is mounting. I've been rummaging through boxes and drawers, finding baby sheets and blankets I couldn't bear to part with from my own days of early motherhood.
I don't know if today's babies wear hand knitted clothes any more but I'm doing my bit anyway. That's what grandmas do, isn't it? I used the left over wool from the little jacket I pictured in this post to make another, less complicated one.
I am now knitting a hooded blanket, shown here on the cover of the Debbie Bliss baby knits book. I've had enough of yellow wool, though, so I'm using this pretty apricot yarn.
I don't know when I'll be back. The baby is due around March 11 but who knows?