Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Knitting and Reading


This is the finished baby bonnet - I did not capture the beautiful blues in this hand dyed yarn.



I have cast on for a baby sweater to try out a new pattern.  A friend copied it for me from a book that I am sorry I do not remember the title of, but the pattern is called Zane's Coming Home Sweater.  And like I often do when deciding on a pattern, I appreciate that it only requires a pair of straight needles.  The yarn is some wool I hand dyed with the children.

Finally, I am reading The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love - really just a so/so book - a bit of entertainment before falling asleep, but I am looking forward to reading about the book recommendations today at Ginny's Knit Along.

14 comments:

  1. Such a sweet bonnet, and I love the tones in the yarn you are using for the sweater too. I'm a fan of straight needles too :) x

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  2. The bonnet is so sweet..I also like the colors you are using for your baby sweater. It is great that you can make so many items with straight needles..I thought you had a pair of circulars? If not I would love to send you a pair...? I have found that straight needles are hard on my elbows..that sounds strange doesn't it..smile.. I like using my circulars so that all the yarn can slip down unto the middle of my lap...much easier on my elbows..:)

    Let me know...

    Blessings to you,

    ~~Renee

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  3. Your knitting is really pretty and using the yarn you dyed must make it all the more special. What a beautiful title for a pattern, Zane's Coming Home Sweater brings to mind such happy thoughts of new little souls.

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  4. The bonnet is lovely. I have been reading Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry it has been one of the nicest books I've read in awhile.
    Blessings!

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  5. the bonnet is lovely, i do love blue. and the yarn you are using for the baby sweater is perfect. :)

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  6. oooh Gorgeous bonnet..I love it!

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  7. Just lovely. I love the old fashioned, classic style of the bonnet.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  8. Oh, the bonnet turned out lovely! The new sweater yarn is a fantastic colorway. Just love it!

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  9. That darling bonnet makes me think happy thoughts. Or, well, brings back memories. And I love the colours in your hand-dyed yarn.

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing, Tonya. The texture turned out beautifully and will be nice and warm this winter.

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  11. That bonnet is darling and I love the colors in your hand-dyed wool. Glad I stopped over from the Yarn Along!

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  12. Love the bonnet, and the yarn you are working with now is lovely.

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  13. I love the colors of the yarn Tonya. I think hand dyed yarn is just so pretty.

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