The Australian baby has arrived, a couple of weeks early. She's a girl, and she's called Jessica. The parcel I sent should arrive before she gets home from hospital, I think. I had told my aunt, the great-granny, about the hat and it turns out that she told the mum, so that's the surprise blown, not that it matters. Never tell a 90-year-old a secret is the moral of that, I suppose, even if she's a very sharp-witted 90-year-old.
I'm not sure how much wear she's going to get out of a football hat and scarf, so I ordered a ball of pink Handknit DK from Jannette for a daisy hat. That will arrive tomorrow, because Jannette has some sort of supernatural power over the Post Office and everything she sends arrives at once. I couldn't resist getting something else at the same time: she has this unreleased shade of Kidsilk Haze, called Daffodil.
Isn't it beautiful? I got two balls, and no, I don't know what I'm going to with it. You can get it here.
I knitted Jessica a washcloth yesterday, the one with baby feet on it, but it's white and I can't get a decent photo. I'll try again later if the sun comes out.
The crocussy yarn, Knitting Linguist and Cinders, is this. It was a Yarn Yard club yarn, but it's available now from time to time. The link I posted before stopped working when it sold out. I'm sure if you nagged her nicely, Natalie would conjure some up for you. She does hand-dyed fibre as well as yarn, so I think you owe it to yourself to keep a regular eye on the site.
Apparently this has been watched 83,697 times.
I think I must have been responsible for the 97.
In the last post, some pictures would embiggen and some wouldn't, although they were all uploaded the same way, but the mysterious technical issues I was having seem to have cleared up now. I'm composing this in Firefox and it all seems to be OK. Famous last words.