Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The rainbow sweater is moving along well, I should have the bottom ribbing finished by the end of the week, then it will be onto the sleeves. I had some sizing concerns (that it was going to be ridiculously huge) but I've calmed those fears by knitting on the neck band and taking some measurements. The sweater looks so much bigger because my daughter is nearly 4, I have to accept the fact that I'm no longer knitting for a toddler.
I took this picture Tuesday morning and I had 1.5 (scrappy) socks. I really was not enjoying knitting these. I wanted to get them done to be at the ready to line her rain boots on a raw, cold spring day. She tried one sock on Tuesday afternoon and was quite excited by them so I knit right through those socks and had them on her feet by bedtime.
I 'm glad the socks are done because now I can cast on my Shalom cardigan, I'm very excited to get this going. I picked up some Cascade eco-yarn on sale over the weekend, using my Christmas gift certificate (yeah!!). I'm hoping I can have myself a new spring sweater.
I started reading Little Town on the Prairie to my son this week, I can't believe that here and there over the last five or so years we're nearing the end of this series. I'm glad that at nine years old he will still eagerly pull another Little House book from the shelf and I'm also happy that in a few short years (maybe even two years) I'll be reading them again to my daughter. I'm quite sure this is the first time I've read this book too.
Joining Ginny for a Yarn Along