I was a busy knitter this week. I cast on and finished this hat for Faith. It's cute and is the perfect color to match her coat. She likes to match. I bought the yarn some time last fall with the intent to make mittens, but this would not be good mitten yarn -- too stretchy as it is 80% cotton. It's soft, however, and made a great hat -- it's Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Prosperous Plum. The pattern came from here. It was a good pattern -- quick to knit -- and now I have more yarn ordered as Noah has requested one in black and white. Obviously I did not do stripes.
After the hat was finished Faith asked if I would make Kit a hat to match the one I made her two years ago. That was quick to crochet, and so then I cast on a sweater for Kit. Never thought I'd be knitting doll clothes. ;-)
I am still reading Everything is Grace by Joseph Schmidt, FS, but instead of showing you another picture I decided to show you a book that Faith has been reading since she received it for Christmas. Mostly we use it during our school hours -- it's great for copy work -- but we both love the pictures and the warm and loving words. The Psalms are translated to be more easily understood by a child, and though some would argue that they lose their poetic quality, and I would agree, fortunately we get the real deal plenty around here. The book is titled Psalms for Young Children by Marie-helen Delval. Here is another photo of the art.
For more Yarn Alongs, go to Ginny's -- she's having a giveaway this week.