Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yarn Along


After not knitting a single stitch last week, I pick up my needles and made a decision... I love knitting baby stuff, I do. I love those wee little goodies, so that is what I am going to knit. Since my future holds postpartum doula work, why the heck not add a special treat for my clients... hand made baby goodies: socks, sweater vest, hats, maybe a blanket? I think it is a good thing. So, on that note, on the needles is a pebble vest knitted in a 50% silk, 50% wool blend. It is a lovely yarn, so smooshy soft. I do realize that future projects (once my stash is used up) will have to be a bit more mama friendly yarn... unless the mama is a knitter herself and won't mind handwashing a wee silk and wool pebble vest. The other yarn is a great cotton that I will be making in to at least a pair of baby socks, maybe more than one pair depending on how it goes.
I am reading "Simplicity Parenting" again. Such a good book, and I am feeling I need the reminders again.
Joining up with Ginny from Small Things as usual!

11 comments:

aka Jules said...

I am in love with that book. I realized that I grew up on many of those principles but mostly because we didn't have the money for all the extras. I'm so grateful. I too revisit that book and a few others (which you recommended) every now and then. I help that it re-centers me with what's important and helps me to restore my patience.

best!

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Such pretty colors in your yarn...sure to make a new momma happy. :)

Natalie Buehler said...

I love the colours of your yarns - look forward to the finished project
x
Marigolds' Loft

Katherine Young said...
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Katherine Young said...

I keep thinking about reading that book, maybe I should pick it up! I love baby projects... so small and quick. Well, quicker than adult projects anyway. :) I'm working on baby leg warmers right now.

I keep thinking of doing knitting for birth doula clients, but never get around to it!

- Katherine @ The Young Days

(Deleted my original comment so I could identify myself!)

sustainablemum said...

Lovely yarn, I look forward to seeing the finished vest. I love that book too I have only recently read it for the first time but I am sure it is one that I will read again in the future.

Lori ann said...

I think that's a wonderful idea!

steph said...

baby things are always fun knits!!! great idea!

Mama Gone Green said...

love the pebble vest!

SuzyQ said...

silk and wool mix yarn sounds perfect and super-duper soft on baby's skin!
What a beautiful gift!

Lisa said...

I love the Pebble vest. I think that's a great way to market your doula skills- tell your clients that they get a free pair of handknit booties along with your services! :)