I have been travelling for a while, mostly in tropical countries, which essentially means no yarn-stores for me. And in short – we prefer not to carry too much luggage, so I haven’t started ordering anything online. Besides, I like to touch and feel the yarn before purchasing.
However, a couple of weeks ago I was visiting Australia and THEY have yarn stores! With no particular idea in mind, I just decided to knit a baby-cardigan in neutral colours. So I could give it as a gift or keep it to myself. Ugh, there were no beautiful neutral colours (in natural wool), so I went with dark blue and natural white.
The same night I designed a pattern around a sailing boat (very boy-like, as are the colours). I think it wasn’t even a week after that, when we got a happy news – a friend is becoming a father!!! To a boy! And the friend himself – he’s a sailor!!!!
Coincidence? May be. A big one, anyway. Now I have this pretty little cardigan coming up, I customised the design thinking about them.. and their little boy due in November. They’ll get it as a surprise in their mail one day. Along with a vest and socks (yeah, I “accidentally” purchased enough yarn for at least 2-3 baby garments to satisfy my appetite for knitting).