Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Knitting a Doll and Reading about Simplicity
Cast on 10 stitches.
Knit into the front and back of each - so there are now 20 stitches.
Purl and then Knit alternating rows (stockinette stitch) until the one leg measures 5 inches long.
Break yarn after finishing a purl row.
On same needle that is holding the first leg, repeat as above for the second leg.
When the second leg measures 5" and you have ended on a purl row -
Next row, knit across all 40 stitches - this will form the body.
That is how far I am right now and will share more within the next few days.
Glass, Paper, Beans is a book I borrowed from the library yesterday. It seems as though it will be quite interesting. A quote from the back of the book, "Glass, Paper, Beans braids the myths, lore, and history of three staples of modern life- coffee, the glass it comes in, and a newspaper - and conjures an unseen world where trade, fetishization, manufacture, and the unknown hands behind that labor converge. A classic work on the economics of everyday life."
My bedtime read with Sarah is now, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo - hmm.. we seem to be reading lots of books with mice as the main characters lately.
Joining in with Ginny for the weekly yarn along.