Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from Small Things for the weekly Wednesday Yarn Along, and joining Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm, Craft On.




This photo is a bit old, I am just about finished with the Puerperium newborn sweater, it is so lovely. I just have the sleeves to complete. I am thinking of just doing short sleeves do to the fact that although this wee babe will be born in January (possibly), we do live in Arizona and s/he probably won't need too many long sleeved newborn sweaters. I used Manos del Uruguay yarn in the colorway "Flame" and I am trying to figure what sorts of buttons to use, I decided on only doing three button holes up at the shoulder instead. Soulemama had posted about buttons she had picked up from Melissa Jean , so I have been toying with these little star buttons.


And, I have been working on a craft project for a craft circle I am in. When we lived in Maine I would be a part of this at least once a month, I especially love the seasonal nature table themed crafts. So when an email popped up that the summer nature table craft swap was open I joined. I wasn't sure what I was going to do, then I stumbled upon a wool felted bowl pattern on Ravelry I was inspired. (I wish I could remember which pattern it was, it is super super easy and they turned out PERFECT!) I knitted the bowls in Manos del Uruguay in the colorway "Agua". They were so super quick to knit, I knitted two of them while waiting for Logan as he was having surgery, the other 4 came along a bit slower but still took less than a week to get done. I am really happy with them, I hope the people who get them are happy as well.

And, as has been my usual, I am not reading much of anything. It is hard for me to focus on reading for some reason lately. I have thumbed through the newest issue of "Taproot" and read bits here and there of some of the books I need to read for my Breastfeeding Counselor training, but mostly I am knitting and trying not to throw up. LOL

12 comments:

Angela said...

Love those little bowls! Seems like a fun, quick knit and a great hostess gift filled with some kind of goody. The colorway is very peaceful and calming.

Emily said...

The bowls turned out fantastic, and I looove the color of the sweater for your coming babe! (I'm total feeling the orange-reds/flame colors right now for some reason ...)

Mama Gone Green said...

Love the color of that sweater!

fairymom said...

Loving the felted bowls! And the red of your sweater. Hope the morning sickness passes quickly. And I'd blame the lack of concentration on babybrain. ;)

steph said...

isn't that pueperium the best pattern??? love the color you chose. and who wouldn't love those bowls?! great projects

karen said...

That shade of orange is perfect and just my style! I hope you find a read worthy of your attention.

Kathleen said...

Such cute little bowls! The baby sweater is very pretty.

Tracey said...

I think whoever receives a bowl will love it, they are adorable.

You picked great colors for the baby sweater. I love babies in bright colors.

I hope your son is continuing to heal and you are able to rest a little. It's so hard when it's one of our babies isn't it?

no spring chicken said...

Every time I see a felted bowl I swear that I am going to make one. "I swear I AM going to make one!" Love. And of course the sweater.. absolutely the perfect knit for your new babe.

Blessings, Debbie

Little Mossy Mushroom said...

The colours in that yarn are fantastic! Absolutely perfect xx

Erin said...

Your sweater is lovely and those bowls are great! Good job!

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

I love the bowls. I started a craft swap here with my mama friends, but it has been a long time since we did. I think we should begin the idea again.