yarn along

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I suppose I’ve decided to make each of the children birthday sweaters again.  I wasn’t sure if I’d have time to squeeze in 3 sweaters before Christmas, but I’m going to give it a shot.  I’m also very tempted to knit baby knits that I have planned, but really I can work on those in January and February before baby comes so I’m trying to hold off.  I’m thankful that each of the sweaters I knit for the children last year still fit and they have been wearing them again in this chilly weather we’ve been having.  Honestly, it brings me joy every time I see them wearing them!  I decided on this little cropped sweater for Philippa with a lace/cable detail on the front.  I’m adding length so that it’s not quite as cropped and I’m knitting long sleeves, after seeing Brienne Moody’s version on instagram.  I’ve made a few mistakes on the lace/cable panel, but I don’t think it’s terribly noticeable and I’m learning that I’m not a perfectionist when knitting.  Good enough is good enough.  🙂  I’m knitting it with Shepherd’s Wool yarn, which is such a nice yarn to work with and fairly inexpensive.

Also, I’ve been reading We Took To the Woods.  It’s a memoir written by Louise Rich who with her husband made a life in the Maine backcountry.  I’m enjoying it so far, her writing is often humorous and full of tales of the adventures that are inevitable in a mainly subsistence lifestyle.

ps.  Happy Halloween!!

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4 thoughts on “yarn along

  1. Wow- if only I could finish 3 sweaters by Christmas. Honestly, I don’t even think I could finish ONE sweater by Christmas! 🙂

    I love the little panel of cable in the front of this one- can’t wait to see them!

    One (of the many) nice things about having lots of little ones close in age- not only do you get to enjoy your handmade things on the ones you knit them for- but also the ones who grow into them! You’ll be enjoying those sweaters for a while!

    Hope you are feeling well these days! Happy Halloween!

    1. Yeah, her sweater was quick because it’s a small size and cropped. It may have given me false confidence. 🙂 I already have the yarn for Phoebe’s and will start that next and then see how I’m doing. And yes, I’m trying to think about knitting sweaters that can be used by both genders, so that maybe I can pass them on to the girls as they grow. Baby knits are probably the more impractical thing I’m knitting, but I can’t help myself! I wasn’t a knitter yet with my previous babies so I can’t wait to have a bundle of little hand made items. And yes, I’m feeling a lot better, much more of my usual self–just generally tired, but that’s just par for the course with little ones, eh?! 🙂

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