...with Ginny at Small Things.
I finished the little cardigan I was making for Doug's niece. It turned out cute -- very girlie and very springy. The pattern (this is the second pattern I've used from Knitting Pure and Simple) ran a bit wide, which I found also with the hoodie I made for Faith. Now that I know, I will adjust future knits from Pure and Simple for my skinnier people.
I knit this little cardigan in Peaches and Creme Gumdrop. This is the second sweater I knit using a Peaches and Creme yarn and I don't think I will use it again for any wearable items. I try to limit what I say here to positive things, but I don't want to lead anyone to believe that this yarn has led to a favorable outcome on either sweater. I'm not very happy with it. Period. I had no illusions that an inexpensive yarn would be perfect but after one wash and blocking, both sweaters fuzzed a lot. I know cotton fuzzes some, but I don't think it should pill after the first wash. This little sweater is not an heirloom item -- it's a funky cotton cardigan for a four year old -- but I would have liked for it to look nice a little longer. Hopefully it won't get washed a lot. I'm going to try some pricier cotton yarn next to see what I think.
I'm on to knitting dishcloths now. I've knit two in this pattern and it's a very quick knit and the texture is great for scrubbing lightly soiled dishes and pans. This one is made with Peaches and Creme in Sour Green Apple (perfectly acceptable for dish cloths!).
My read is Abby Johnson's Unplanned, the stunning story of the end of Johnson's career at Planned Parenthood and her switch from being pro-choice to vehemently pro-life. Good read. I'm on the last chapter and I highly recommend it.
Join Ginny for more reading and knitting.
Also, as an important side, Ginny is collecting hats to send to Japan. I just happened to find a cotton hat and scarf in my knitting bag yesterday and I washed it, dried and then read Ginny's post this morning -- providential. Go here to find out where to send your hats.