There'll Be A Change In The Weather, A Change In The....
I started in on the baby afghan last night for the grand-nephew to be. It turned out that I didn't have enough Bernat's Coordinates left over in blue & white to make a two colored afghan, but I found this skein of turquoise flecked with white hiding in my stash.
It's a little thinner than the yarn for the last afghan, so I'm using a size 11 needle and may have to work two repeats of the 38 row lace pattern. Those little red threads are there to mark every 10th YO at the beginning of the row. I need 51 of them on each side before I start decreasing to the far corner of the center section.
To answer a couple questions that have come in via the comments on various posts:
1) From Knittin' Momma: "Are you a picker?" No, I learned the English throw method and use it almost exclusively. The neighbor who taught me back when I was 8 had learned from a cousin by marriage who was from England. In the 70s, I learned to use both methods when I'm working a pattern in two colors of yarn. I throw the main color and pick the contrasting color. It makes colorwork go faster and my yarns don't get as tangled. There's a good explanation on how to do this in Lesson 3 of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop.
2) Maggie Ann - by this time, I've reworked the feather & fan pattern enough from the original that it should be copyright free, if it was ever copyrighted in the first place. I'll try to post it soon.
3) And for those who thought that my photos of the Aibhlinn that only showed hair & eyes were "a hoot", here's proof that I actually do have a chin. Because it appears that the cowl will always be folded to some extent, I've pushed the ending bobbles through the knitting so that they're no longer folded to the inside when the Aibhlinn is worn.