I took a wee break from knitting on my koivua (so close to finishing! wahh!) when I realized I needed to get on knitting a birthday sweater for Wren pronto. I thought I’d be able to whip out a sweater for a 2 year-old in no time, but it’s taking longer than expected. I decided to knit her another camilla babe sweater. I knit this sweater for Wren when she was a newborn and loved it so much on her, found it to be a very wearable knit. However, I forgot how much purling is involved in this sweater which just makes it go a little slower for me. Then I realized I didn’t have the proper size DPNs and needed to purchase them so I could work on the sleeves. Also, I’ve just not had a lot of knitting time lately, but I do think I’ll be able to have this done in time. I really, really love this very squishy worsted weight wool that I dyed myself last year with marigolds from our garden. I’ve been hoarding it, planning to make a pair of overalls for wren but felt it would make such a cheery birthday sweater for a March girl. Also I’m happy to report that Phoebe and Philippa’s sweaters knit with my hand-dyed yarn have held up so beautifully and not faded at all.
Am I really reading another book? Well, sort of. This is what happens when I put multiple books on hold at the library and suddenly they all come in at once. Gilead came in, so I started in on it. I’ve heard so many recommendations for this series by Marilynne Robinson, but I do have a few other books on the go so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get through this one before I have to return it. We shall see! Can you believe we are in the last few days of February and with next month comes spring? I cannot! This winter felt so short, probably because of all the mild weather. Or the fact that my head is always spinning juggling all that is on my plate.
Sending love and sunny weather wishes to you all!
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