Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from Small Things for the weekly Wednesday Yarn Along!

doll sweater

fiona's tunic/dress

rainbow dolly sling

my selfish knit... a shalom sweater
Well, the knitting has been going well. I finished up Fiona's rainbow tunic/dress from last week. My dear friend reminded me on how to do the mattress stitch, I can never seem to remember how to do that. I think it came out really well. I also started and finished up one of Fiona's birthday gifts, a knitted dolly sling, and I also made a wee little sweater for her birthday doll a "Little Friend" doll from Nova Natural Toys. I found a sweet little pattern for one, super simple, Cae and Rowan want sweaters made up for their dolls as well. So I have small projects to work on while I work on my BIG project. I am making myself a Shalom sweater. I had been toying making an Annabel sweater for myself, but when I was looking around on Ravelry for some thing to knit I saw the Shalom and was hooked. It has a bit of a challenge for me in the yoke area and I love it. A new thing to learn. So much fun. I am hoping I have enough of the purple yarn, I decided to double up the yarn so I have about 440 yards to work with. I might need to order another skein of yarn, but we will see.
I am reading a wee little book I got for Mike at Christmas... "Practicing Peace in a Time of War". It is an amazing book. Talking all about how we try to make peace, but we fail because we come at in violently, even in our own homes. All we want is peace and yet we yell, and scream and act mean. Not a good way to get to peace.

24 comments:

karen said...

The dress is amazing! The colors just pop and you know what? I forget that stitch too :)

Mama Gone Green said...

Every week you blow me away with how much you knit!!!
That rainbow dress is adorable. ;)

Cynthia said...

Oh how sweet I love Waldorf dolls in woolies, what pattern did you use for the sling? I might need to make one for my little ones too!

Corrabelle said...

I love those rainbows! Is that little sweater dress the Lovey Dovey? One of my favorite patterns!

Joy said...

I love all of your knitting projects, and especially the dress. So lovely. The rainbow colors are so cheerful, especially this time of year!

SuzyQ said...

The book sounds really good!
The dress is absolutly gorgeous :)
What beautiful projects.

momto5 said...

here is the link to the sling: http://barefooties.blogspot.ca/2012/02/pattern-baby-love-sling.html?m=1

and here is a link to the top/tunic
http://blog.rosahoban.co.uk/2009/07/happy-summer-vest.html it is called happy summer vest. i just made it a bit longer so i could use all the colors. lol

sustainablemum said...

What lovely knits, they are beautiful. I hope you enjoy the shalom, I enjoyed knitting mine and I wear it all the time!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Beautiful knits, love the rainbow dress!

Tracey said...

I am looking forward to seeing your Shalom. I have had that pattern in my book for ages, but haven't cast on yet, once I see yours I may change my mind ;)
Peace in the world is what I practice, I just wish more people did the same thing.
Have a great Wednesday.

Kathy said...

Just wow, look at that tunic dress! I bet she loves it, you've been busy!! Thank you for visiting my blog for the Yarn Along, I really appreciate it!

little macaroon. said...

Gasp! A toy sling, what a GREAT idea! My girl turns six in a couple of weeks, I bet she'd love to 'wear' her precious bunny... Now, do I have enough time and some pretty yarn?
Thank you so much for such a super idea!

Ruth said...

The dress looks great and how cute is the sling, a great idea for little ones to babywear also.

Rachel Garner said...

Oh wow! Fiona's dress is awesome! I like the sling too. What is the beautiful purple yarn you are using for your shalom sweater?

momto5 said...

@Rachel: i got the yarn thru jimmy beans yarn it is cascade 220 quatro color 5015

KC Pagano said...

LOVE!! The Tunic dress.

house full of jays said...

My, you've been busy! All those sweet bright colours!
I had such fun with the shalom sweater - I wear it so often! Hope you have enough yarn to finish. :)

Sandra said...

All of your knitting projects are wonderful. You certainly have been busy! I look forward to seeing the shalom sweater when it's done.

Thanks for stopping by "tea and simplicity" and taking time to leave a comment.

Have a great day.
Sandra

meghann french said...

Oh, I think I need to get my hands on that book. It sounds wonderful.

What yarn did you use for the tunic? I love it! xo

aka Jules said...

I cannot believe the tiny and beautiful and wonderful and large things that come off your needles. I am inspired to get back to mine. I know scarves. plain, simple and something i can do successfully if I can get help casting on and off. it's time I put the effort in to learn more. :)

I could use a good reading of that book. thanks for the recommendation. I tend to get my library list from your blog. :) I love it!

Gemma Alonso said...

Such sweet knitting! I'm a beginner, but getting plenty to strive for here! xxx

momto5 said...

@Meghann: it has been so long since i bought that yarn. lol BUT i think it was peaches and creme yarn. i think i got it at joann's at least a year ago.

cpcable said...

Love the rainbow colors! Can't wait to see your Shalom. That's been on my to-do list forever.

On an unrelated note, you won the book giveaway that I hosted on my blog! Send an email to cpcable (at) gmail (dot) com with your address and we'll get it sent out to you! :)

Lisa said...

Wow.. All that color, just stunning.