Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Yarn Along

Yarning along with Ginny...

I knit a little sleep sack for yet another nephew-or-niece-to-be last night. I used the basic idea and measurements from Button-up Baby Wrap and worked it to a few more reasonable numbers, mostly length.

The yarn is a mystery worsted weight I was given awhile ago- it is mostly a foamy blue but also has little flecks of pink in it. I'm waiting to add buttons until we know if the new little one is a boy or girl when the baby makes an appearance later this year, because I think that will make all the difference in whether or not it looks more boyish or girlish.

I think the pink shows up a lot more in the pictures than it does in real life- I did give it the ultimate test of "does it look like a boy item or a girl item?" by asking my almost almost 6 year old son what he thought. He thought it looked like a baby thing and it didn't matter, so I trust that.

Or maybe he's just used to his mom asking him weird questions about her knitting and he was trying to appease me so he could go back to building his latest lego creation.

I'm on to another new read- another Artemis Fowl novel: The Eternity Code. I know, I know, last week I was so excited because I'd finally gotten my hands on Catching Fire so it looked like you might see it or Mockingjay in my pictures this week. Not so. I started Catching Fire on Tuesday night, finished it Wednesday and started into Mockingjay and finished Mockingjay Thursday night. I still worked my regular schedule and I promise that I remembered to pay attention to my children in the midst of the reading frenzy.

I stayed up waaaaaay too late doing it and I did not really bounce back from those three really late nights in a row until yesterday. I did cheat and break my caffeine fast on Thursday morning- day three of that madness. I just can't stay up til 3 a.m. any more, and certainly not for three nights in a row!

I'm also investigating mittens in preparation for winter already. I need to do them in the summer I've decided, otherwise mittens sit on my craft table waiting for woven in ends until January, and by then we've needed to have the mittens on actual hands for three months. So I'm moving the mitten knitting timeline forward to June in an effort to prevent all that.

I've checked Anna Zilboorg's Magnificent Mittens and Socks out from the library so often in the last year that I've had it in my posession for a grand total of 8 months. If you refer to a book that often you should probably own it, you know?


  1. I love your little baby sleeper!
    I need to check out your book since the
    title is jarring a memory. Have a great day.

  2. Mittens seem like a good summer knitting choice - small so it doesn't sit in your lap making you too warm and finishable by cold weather :)

  3. Oh my, cute little baby wrap. I've got about three of these in my ravelry queue now, so one day I'm going to have to make up my mind!

  4. Cute baby sack! Good luck on your mittens...I think you're wise to work on them now! :)

  5. That is a very sweet baby wrap. I'm with your son...it does look like a baby thing. ;-)

    I think you're right about knitting mitten in June. I tried doing that one year for my nieces and nephew. Phew! Just about made it for Christmas when I started in November.

    - Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter

  6. I love the sack and I think it could be a boy or a girl gift so you are safe :)


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