Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Yarn Along -20 April 2011
This week's Yarn Along is more of a yarn along-to-be. I'm writing a couple new patterns. The first is a Bitty Baby sized February Baby Sweater. It's from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Edition. If you are a knitter and don't already own this book, buy it now!! It has a great range of patterns and Elizabeth's philosophy can make you a much more adventurous knitter. She has a wonderful way of encouraging you to move past the pattern and create the knitting you actually want. For the doll sweater I'm using some leftover sock wool. It's a wool/cashmere blend, I forget the name. It's leftover from Grandma's socks. Very soft and cozy.
I'm also creating a February Baby Sweater for Ella. There are patterns for baby sweaters and lady sweaters but Ella's size seems to be missing. I've got some beautiful blue to make Ella a sweater. It's hard to see the colour in the picture but the name is Marina. It's an acrylic but feels beautiful, so I'm fine with that.
The other ball of yarn in the picture is the stripped yarn I bought for Ella's Socktopus. The Socktopus only used a couple of metres of yarn, so I told Ella I'd make her a pair of socks to match.
If you haven't guessed yet, I'm trying to get enough knitting projects together for our weekend in Scarborough. Poor Daddy has to stay home and take care of things here. I don't want to run out of projects like the last time we were at Auntie Belinda's -not good when Momma runs out of knitting :) (especially on a weekend when things will be closed a lot).
This week we are reading Easter Story, The. This is a very good telling of the Easter story for sensitive, young children like Ella. It doesn't dwell so much on His death, as the reason for it. Some children's books are too intense for Ella.