Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yarnalong: "Lizzy & Jane", and a baby sweater!

I'm linking up with Ginny, over at Small Things, who says, "Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading . . . I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?"

The book: I'm reading "Lizzy and Jane", by Katherine Reay. This is by the same author who wrote "Dear Mr. Knightley" (you can read my review here), and I like it a lot so far. The subject matter is a bit heavier, but the writing is still just so, so good.

The knitting:  I'm making a baby sweater for a friend who is due with her first boy soon (she has two girls already). The pattern is "Wee Lima" and the yarn is Plymouth Encore (the blue) and Lion Brand Wool Ease (grey).  I wanted something that would be easy for my friend to throw in the wash!

This is a really simple pattern, but I think it's turning out adorably! I also love that it buttons up by the neck, because I remember how hard it could be to get something over a wobbly baby head. :)  I think I'm going to have fun picking out the buttons!

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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Donna said...

Very sweet colors for a baby boy!

Erica Jarrett said...

This is adorable. One thing about moving from Ohio to Texas is that you really don't use as many knits. I had started to learn but once I moved south I lost interest because we spend such a small amount of time in them now. Love this one though and some little kiddo will be very cuddly in it.