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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