Here's some of the crew this morning. They arrived a little after eight this morning and left about 6 pm - long day, but I guess they wanted to get it finished as badly as I wanted them to finish.
My niece is expecting her second child within a month, so I figured it was time to knit a baby blanket. The baby is a boy and will be named Liam. I made a blanket with nine squares, four spelling out his name and five with sun, moon, star, tree and heart motifs. This picture is of the back (note that the L is backwards) and the one below is the front.
I started it on Saturday. Today when I was finishing it, I kept thinking of some of the words in Rite II, Eucharistic Prayer C in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, which is the one we used at church yesterday: "At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home."
The star, tree and heart motifs are from one of my stitch dictionaries, but the other things are from my own charts.
Jill, you asked about the green shawl in one of my recent posts. That is an Elizabeth Zimmerman Pie Are Square shawl. The pattern is in her book Knitting Around. It is more a method than a pattern. I have made several of them, because it is so easy to remember. You can do it in garter stitch if you just feel like knitting (with a few yarn overs thrown in), or you can put in lace stitches if you want more of a challenge.