I have started knitting Emmy a spring sweater in a dk weight mixed yarn that was given to me from a sweet reader (who figured out she knows my father through reading the blog) and passed on a bag of yarn to him to give to me.
The pattern is from the same book I have mentioned so many times here, Vintage Knits for Modern Babies. What I appreciate most about this book is that none of the patterns requires circular needles so I don't have to go out and buy a new size and length for each pattern. Also, most of the patterns call for size 3 and 6 needles. Finally, the patterns are mostly simple. This sweater pattern is probably my most ambitious knitting project to date, but I am sure it would still be categorized in the easy or easy/intermediate range. So far the front and back are knitting back and forth as one piece with a kind of basket weave pattern with some hole design.
I have started a book which I am really enjoying - Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati. I am working as the librarian at our little local library last week and this week while the regular librarian is on vacation. My friend recommended this book to me knowing that I enjoy books that are set during a more simpler time and I am glad she did. The library is open just 11 hours per week and Emmy and I have been enjoying seeing friends and catching up with the townspeople.
Looking forward to seeing all of the other knitting and reading at Ginny's yarn along.
It is so nice not to have to buy something everytime you find a pattern to knit! The sweater will look so lovely in that yarn.ReplyDelete
How fun to work as a librarian and your sounds really interesting.
I really need to get my hands on that baby knits book. I think I'll try inter-library loan.ReplyDelete
I'm appreciating your fiction recommend also. It sounds like something I would enjoy and I'm ready for a pleasure read. (As if pattern books don't give me pleasure...) ;)
That book looks really neat!! Just requested it from our library. :)ReplyDelete
I absolutely love that book! When you are done with the Into The Wilderness series, check out Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It is equally enthralling.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the recommendation. I think our little library has that one.Delete
I read Into the Wilderness and loved it very much. I ended up reading the whole series. A warning: the last one (I think )gets really graphic and hard to read.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the warning Natalie... I don't do very well with that kind of thing... but so far enjoying the first one.Delete
Pretty pretty pretty! What a great knit for spring.ReplyDelete
Free yarn? It's beautiful and will make a lovely cardigan!ReplyDelete
Oh it's lovely, Tonya and I am eager to see it finished and on that sweet girl of yours!ReplyDelete
I will have to check our library for that book!
Is it fun to work at a library? I would think so! All those lovely books around. What a pretty pattern and such a soft pink.ReplyDelete
I like that book a lot, and have checked it out various times from the library. The sweater looks darling! Noticed in your earlier post that you are going through Beautiful Girlhood with your daughter. My oldest is about to turn 10 and I was thinking of starting it with her. I found a copy at a book sale. Do you think that is a good age?ReplyDelete
Beautiful Girlhood is meant for girls just on the cusp of adolescence. My Abby will be 12 in June. It seems appropriate for her. She does comment that it is too old fashioned - but I am ok with that:)
Only 11 hours a week!!! That is so sad, how do people who work find the time go?ReplyDelete
That is such a sweet little sweater!ReplyDelete
I think your job at the library sounds like so much fun. I always think it would be interesting to work at a library!
The sweater looks lovely so far. The knitting book sounds very inspiring. The book sounds like a great read. JacintaReplyDelete
This book has been at my library also, but have yet to take it out. It sounds interesting :)ReplyDelete
The color of the sweater - so pretty.
Dear Tonya...Oh, that sweater is so beautiful already! When I saw your book first, I thought, "That's it! I must check it out!" because you seem to like it so much, as do many others. Have a wonderful day, Tonya.ReplyDelete
Such a delicate pink yarn. It's going to be pretty!ReplyDelete