Most of the time, knitting for me is great therapy. Watching stitches turn into fabric is a soothing, multi-sensory pleasure that calms me and helps take my mind off my troubles and helps me think more clearly. It’s also an effective distraction from the nerve-wracking business of watching the Canucks’ playoff games. I think Virginia Woolf said once that knitting was the saving of life and I couldn’t agree more. I found working on my latest project very healing indeed. A co-worker and his wife recently had their first daughter, Ariane. As I always do when starting something new, I feverishly scoured Ravelry and my copious library to find just the right project. I first thought a February Baby Sweater was in order but I’ve made so many of those before – I wanted something new. As soon as I saw Baby Kina by Muriel Agator, I knew I had found the perfect little cardie for a summertime baby. Here’s my version in a lovely robin’s egg blue Sirdar Snuggly DK with shell buttons. I’ve also made some matching Baby Janes by Wandering Cat (aka Valerie Johnson) to coordinate. Ain’t it a purty outfit?