Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yarn Along

This week I got a surprising amount of knitting done.

One rainy evening when our internet was out, I snatched up this handspun and impulsively cast on a sweater for Lucy.  I only had that one needle, that yarn, and one set of numbers from the pattern within arm's reach, so the odds were pretty dismal that it would work out. And yet!  When I measured Lucy the next day, it was spot on. We watched The Grand Budapest Hotel as I knitted and it all seemed to line up perfectly. I had to lay it aside in the last couple of days, but can't wait to get back to it.

Yarn arrived for Sebastian's baptismal gown.  I've just divided for the sleeves, so I'm hoping it isn't crazy to spend my 40 days frantically knitting a wool sack gown.  One consolation is that it can easily be a simple sweater if I lose steam and only knit halfway.

I'm on the last few pages of Emily of New Moon, and plan to start Emily Climbs straightaway.




10 comments:

Leigh k said...

Gorgeous yarn...! So glad the stars all lined up! Stopping by via Ginny..

Donna said...

Such pretty hand spun yarn! I love when a project comes together like that. I can't wait to see it finished :-)

harknessangels said...

Beautiful colorway!

fjord girl said...

This inspires me to make a top down, such beautiful handspun yarn.

elizabeth said...

lovely sweater start!

and go Mama go! do that baptismal gown! It's looking great!!!

Reinventing Mother said...

Beautiful yarn and I love the fact that the gown will be hand knit. I made our family gown years ago. It was french hand sewn as I didn't know how to knit then. But those are surely treasures!

MamaBirdEmma said...

I love it!!

CathieJ said...

I crocheted the baptismal gown that both of my children wore. I hope you finish the one you are knitting. It will always be a treasured keepsake. I really like the yarn you are using for the sweater.

Apseed I said...

What a beautiful hand spun yarn! It looks delicious!:))

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love that handspun wool! Oh how I wished I had baptised my son earlier (he was one when he was baptised) and no knitting was involved - but a lot of running around the church..