Another beautiful Wednesday for Yarn Along with Ginny..
With a whole lot of knitting and chasing-littles-in-the-sunshine going on, I’m still reading Salem Falls. You just don’t get that far when the only time you get to read is while brushing your teeth at night!
The baby carry bag is all done – in hindsight maybe I didn’t need quite so many buttons. Sewing on all 22 of them did drag on just a tad!!
I’m quite happy how this snuggly little thing turned out, I hope my friend’s baby will think so too in a few months’ time!
Ravelry notes here.
Kaya’s breakfast cardie (Ravelry link) is also finished.
I made it for breakfasts at home – our house has this curious habit of being a couple of degrees colder downstairs (where we eat) than upstairs (where we get dressed). As a consequence, we sit down for breakfast, and then get up again to get cardies.
Kaya is always quick to declare “I’m freezing”, while examining the goose bumps on his arms.
I loved the feel of the cotton yarn – it’s Rowan Purelife Organic – and has a lovely drape. Possibly as a consequence of this, however, I found the neckline a bit too floppy. I ended up picking up and knitting a few more rows at the top to make it fit a little better.
Of course my mum’s house has a lovely and even temperature, and it’s too hot to wear with sleeves anyway. But we’ll be back home soon enough.
On the needles now is a hoodie to go with the carry bag, and then I’ll be looking forward to moving on to something that’s not grey and stripey. Well, probably still stripey. We’ll see.
I’m loving the time I spend knitting with my mum on this holiday. It’s so nice to have someone who gets excited about yarn and buttons along with you, and sits in the evenings clicking away. She is working on a new range of some very sweet knee high baby socks for the shop.
What are you knitting and/or reading today?