yarn along

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Well, it definitely was too ambitious to think I could knit this little cardigan before Easter and also with only one skein of yarn.  It has been really enjoyable to knit, and I’m waiting for another skein to arrive in the mail so i can finish it.  Sweet Wren wore her camilla babe sweater for Easter instead, which was really beautiful on her.  I can’t express how much fun it is and how satisfying to be able to make clothes for my children.  I am really wanting to learn how to sew, so I can sew them some dresses, too.

I picked up book two in the Canada West series by Janette Oke, When Comes the Spring (affiliate link).  It seems appropriate for this time of year, hey?  I remember my older sister reading the series when we were growing up but I don’t think I ever read it.  I read the first book sometime last year and have been watching the latest episodes of “When Calls the Heart,” which really seems to be nothing like the books.  Both are enjoyable, but I’m hoping the books are better, seeing how the characters and plot is really entirely different thus far from the tv show.  I’m finding little time to read, but am squeezing in a few pages when I nurse in the evenings.  It’s good to have a happy simple novel to read.

Joining with Ginny’s monthly Yarn Along, and Nicole’s weekly Crafting On today.

3 thoughts on “yarn along

  1. OK, I am so slow–I didn’t realize there was a series. I thought there was just one book that “When Calls The Heart” (the TV show) was based on. Now I have to find these!

  2. Too ambitious?!? My word- look at how much you DID!!!! Amazing. And I about died when I saw your little munchkin in that little sweater and bloomer set. Oh.my.word. She is soooooo precious! I have a serious weakness for babies in bloomers. It’s like- a serious thing. 🙂 Babies in bonnets affect me the same way.

    Usually at Easter I sew up something new and fun for the children but this year I ran out of time. BUT- I found that a matching set of Easter dresses I had sewn for my oldest girl and her ‘middle sister’ several years now fits my ‘middle’ girl and my ‘littlest’ girl. It is so fun when you can resurrect those handmade things years later and with other children. Makes the handmaking that much more pleasurable.

    Hope you are well!

    1. Oh yes, I’m with you on the babies in bloomers and bonnets thing. 🙂 I wish I had been knitting with my older kids when they were babies! We’re doing well, hope you are too, Rebekah! Finish that mermaid! 😉

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