Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Yarn Along: Knit 2 Together

I'm still enjoying Emily Climbs and knitting away on Sebastian's baptismal gown and Lucy's Rhinebeck sweater.  Unbelievably, they are not only knit from the same pattern but also from the same set of numbers.  These two projects are great examples of the versatility of this particular pattern.  It is a blank canvas that really lets your yarn and button choices shine.
I had so much knitting time this weekend.  We drove down to visit my family in New Jersey, by which I mean Pete drove and I knit for over four hours.  Heaven!  
We arrived in New Jersey, where there were so many loving arms waiting for us--ready to hold Sebastian and play with Lucy and cook and hug endlessly.  So I knit still more--sometimes next to my mother, who was casting on her second Shale Baby Blanket.  
Her first one, in lovely soft grey, is snuggled around Sebastian in this photo.  Her current work in progress, in golden yellow, is for his cousin who is due in January.  Incidentally, Juliana also caved to peer pressure and cast on for a simple hat while we were there--in spite of her aversion to knitting in general.  I may have gloated just a little.

10 comments:

MamaBirdEmma said...

Amazing progress on the Baptismal gown!

Donna said...

I love the hand spun on the Rhinebeck sweater! What a precious picture <3

bookworm-Mary said...

I love that you are making a baptismal gown! I did not have any time on my hands to do that, and I wish I did.

Heather said...

Oh lovely! The baptismal gown is great!

Zauberflink said...

Lovely projects! And I can picture you and your mother happily knitting away side by side - beautiful :-)
Lena x

elizabeth said...

looks great! that sounds like a WONDERFUL visit! to be knitting while sitting by your Mom, whose presence is a joy. So glad for you! and YAY for the knitting progress!!! You're doing really well! :)

momto5 said...

lovely work. and such a sweet wee baby. :)

Sarah McKelvy said...

I love the baptismal gown! Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

October Rose said...

That blanket pattern is one of my favorites. :) Love the sweaters!

Sarah said...

I LOVE when we get to visit my family (a three hour drive during which I also blissfully knit) and my mom and I sit in the evenings on the couch together with needles clicking away. It seems just as it should be. I really love your baptismal gown. That will be an heirloom to treasure.