Yarn Along – 3/9/16
Lots of little finishes since the last Yarn Along.
First up, my Tea Cozy.
Pattern is by Lily / Sugar ‘N Cream and is a free download. It is quite easy – just two rectangles sewn together. I also knit a coaster to go underneath for maximum insulation. It works great! Yarn is Paton’s Classic Wool in the discontinued colorway, 77435 Water Chestnut.
Next up I made a quick baby knit for a family baby shower. I did a little unisex cardigan.
Pattern is the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel. It is also a free download. I Used Berroco Vintage DK yarn in Cast Iron and Smoke.
I love the little stockinette angle made between the increases. I choice to make the increase a little neater – notes are on my Ravelry page if you are interested.
This was also an easy knit and I would recommend it if you have never knit a sweater before. If you know the gender of the baby it can easily be made more masculine or feminine with the buttons and color choices. I went gender neutral with black and gray. Mari had a great black sweater she wore the heck out of as a baby.
As for reading, I finished up a book last week, The Cruelest Month. It is #3 in the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. I liked this one a lot. In it we finally find out about the mysterious, life-altering case that has plagued Gamasche for years. The author certainly teased us well with that storyline in the first two books.
I will be back to production knitting for the next month as I prepare for a spring craft show. Hopefully I can find a little time for some pleasure knitting as well and spinning on my newly acquired spinning wheel! Thank you tax refund!
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