Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yarn Along Baby Sweater




It's been a long time since I've done a Yarn Along. Now that life has calmed since the wedding, I feel like I can splurge on a little blog time. 

Some of you may have noticed the new Etsy shop box on my sidebar. I'm putting all my (anxiety-driven) knitting time to good use by selling my hand knits in a shop. They are all newborn-sized (or close to newborn) hand knits and they are such a pleasure to knit...sweet colors, soft yarn, tiny little sleeves and leg cuffs. Fun, fun!




The item I'm knitting now is the Puerperium Cardigan (my Ravelry page link). Isn't it sweet? I can't wait to knit one for my own grandbaby, but in the meantime, I'll just get really practiced. The yarn is KnitPick's CotLin Dk in flamingo and I have sweet white pearl buttons to go with.




I just today finished listening to All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. I took a couple breaks from it because war stories can be depressing, but by the time I was about three-quarters finished, I couldn't stop listening. It was difficult, however, keeping track of the different time frames (it jumps back and forth during times of WWII) while listening, so I plan to read the actual book. It was really that good.




Hooking up with Ginny and friends at Small Things.



12 comments:

  1. It looks so soft and luxurious! Hee hee. At first I thought this was a grand baby announcement!

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    1. Haha! Not quite, but my son is baby crazy, so I don't think it will be long!

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  2. Adorable!! Those hats in your Etsy shop are my favorite!! SO cute!

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    1. PS My original goal was to stock the shop with baby quilts. Since I was so busy sewing dresses, I just knitted in the evenings when I need to calm myself. Now I'm working on quilts!

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  4. Really makes me wish I was having a baby...but I'm thinking my time is over....And that's OK too...now I know where to get baby gifts though! :)

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  5. Your knitting is beautiful, as always! I love the color. I have never knit with Cotlin. How do you like it?

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    1. It wouldn't be my favorite. This pattern called for a DK yarn, and for my shop I've been sticking to cotton blends -- I think CotLin was the only one KnitPick's have (I have no yarn shops close by). It's not as soft as shine and some of the other cotton worsted weight yarns. The one think I'm worried about is the little bits of linen I have to keep picking out as I knit. They are only as wide as a thread, but on a baby, that could be uncomfortable. If it doesn't soften upon washing I won't use it again.

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  6. Sweet little baby sweater. It looks so soft! The other day, I noticed your new shop, and when i went back to look at the widget to see the items on your blog, it was showing rosaries in the Swaddling Clothes window Now it is fine, but that was weird.

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    1. That IS weird. I've never noticed it doing that, but it could be blogger -- anything could be blogger. ;-)

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  7. Barbara...so excited about this new endeavor! You are such a talented knitter and I can't wait to take a look at your etsy shop! By the way, guess what book I just checked out of the library? Yep...All the Light We Cannot See.

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  8. Barbara...so excited about this new endeavor! You are such a talented knitter and I can't wait to take a look at your etsy shop! By the way, guess what book I just checked out of the library? Yep...All the Light We Cannot See.

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