Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Yarn Along: double duty

I'm still reading Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and I just started Middlemarch.  Pete gave me the audiobook on our anniversary and my friend Joanna gave me a copy of the book for Christmas.   I'm going back and forth between them, depending on the situation.  The Audible gal is truly excellent, and I take back my reservations about her.  When a few characters debated the proper way to store papers, I had a good chuckle, since that has been a preoccupation of mine lately.
I've added a few stitches to Lucy's raspberry cardigan, but most of my week has been spent on whipping up a pullover for Sebastian out of leftovers from Pete's sweater.  I intend to add a little herd of sheep around the collar in a pale grey.  I'm doing a mashup of two Kate Davies patterns--owlet and Sheep Carousel.  
A couple of years ago, I knit Lucy an owlet out of this yarn in the 12 month size, with a couple of extra inches in the sleeves and torso, just right for my long, lean baby.  That owlet fit her until just a few weeks ago, when I plucked it off her and immediately put Sebastian in it.  He is much more roly-poly than his sister was, so it's more of a tunic on him at 5 months, with the sleeves rolled up.  
Thanks to EandKVloggers for this picture!
For this new sweater, I wanted to see if I had enough yarn left before embarking on the project, so out came my trusty kitchen scale.  I weighed the finished sweater against the grey wool, which wasn't quite enough.  So I'll just knit the sleeves and body as written in the pattern.  Though that will mean he won't get as much use out of this rendition of the sweater, his baby cousin will profit from my yarn shortage.  We'll happily pass this sheepy sweater on to Sampson when the time comes.

11 comments:

Heather said...

Such a cute little sweater! And beautiful baby model too :-)

Jayne said...

The Owlet is gorgeous! I just love knitting for littlies - they look so cute!

CathieJ said...

I can't wait to see the sheepy sweater since the Owlet is so pretty. Really cute babies also.

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I am a huge audible book fan, but only if I like the narrator, if the voice doesn't connect then I have must return the book.
Lovely knitting and even lovelier sweet babes.

momentsofpeacemama said...

My goodness, what a cutie! Both the sweater and the babe :)

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

I'm new to Audible and finding I like it quite a bit. Hadn't thought about liking the narrator or not which is why it's a good thing books can be returned, I guess. Adorable babies! :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful babies and sweaters! I really ought to read Middlemarch one of these days!

Laura said...

I love it when jumpers can do such good service like that. After putting all the effort in of making them, it only seems right that as many little ones benefit as possible! And they look adorable in the Owls jumper, so I'm sure the new one will look just as good!

elizabeth said...

very fun; it's clear that your two are siblings :) you are making some beautiful things! looking forward to seeing that raspberry cardigan and the new little sweater!!! Audible is great!

Reinventing Mother said...

Just love!

Apseed I said...

I love your knitting! It's beautiful and practical.