Lost a brilliant, jet-lagged post last night, going back from the Preview page to fix a typo. Gah.
I went to Tall Mouse the other day, having had craft-store withdrawal for the past few months -- found that they have expanded the yarn section to include something besides eyelash yarns! -- and bought nine hanks of Araucania Nature Wool, in a gorgeous ruby-red.
I've been thinking that I'll make a variation on the "Big Bad Baby Blanket" from the first "Stitch 'N Bitch" book, for my first "Baby Knitalong" project. The Araucania has a fascinating ombre color play, that works up into, well, not stripes as such, more little surges of color. I want these color variations to go in different directions in the four blocks, though, so that there won't be a "right way up" -- this makes it much more complicated than the original, of course, but so be it.
I decided, though, that green would be a better color for a baby blanket -- more likely to go with whatever baby clothes arrive....