Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yarn Along--Wee woolly things


I am back again for Ginny's weekly Yarn Along.  I haven't touched my February Lady Sweater in a week, having put it aside in order to knit little things that don't drive me insane offer instant gratification.  I started with Waldorfmama's pattern for a doll sweater, but it became evident early on that the seamed sweater would be too bulky for Gemma's 12" baby doll.  So I found this pattern, and I must say, it was the quickest, easiest thing I have ever knit other than dishcloths.  I love it, and it fits beautifully with the blue dress I sewed up for her doll.  Can't wait to give them to her on her birthday in July.



As for reading, I am halfway through The Two Towers, and it is looking more and more as if I might actually finish it soon enough that I might still get to read another book or two before my life is over.  If only I was 20 years younger, I could stay up later without my eyes closing and the books falling from my hands!


Although it is not a real "read", being about 55% illustration, I am perusing this Atlas of the Civil War with interest.  We are beginning to study the Civil War now, and I plan to spend a good deal of time on it.  There are so many great novels, movies, documentaries and biographies to make use of, not to mention the museums and historic battlefields in Tennessee and Kentucky.  This atlas is from a set of three books my dad brought here last time he came.  He knew we would love them.

Well, I will get back to knitting the FLS soon, but I have one more little cardigan and maybe a bonnet to do for Gemma's doll first.  And I need to order yarn for a shawl...

Hope to peek in on all of you this week, too!


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15 comments:

  1. What an adorable little sweater. I just made a doll with a little dress, but I think the wee one would love to have a sweater for her too. Thank you for the link.

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  2. I love your chosen reading. I love learning oall I can about the Civil War. I hope you see some battlefields this summer-it is not a favorite adventure for my teen girls but my boys (who are much younger)loved walking the trails. Your Kina is adorable and I am sure it looks adorable on! What a grand gift!

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  3. Nadja, that little sweater is gorgeous and I love the colour, thank you so much for linking:)

    Have a wonderful week

    Linda

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  4. That little doll sweater is so sweet! I love the pattern and color. She will be so excited to receive that birthday present. :)

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  5. The doll's sweater is too sweet! What a wonderful birthday gift. (And I'm looking forward to getting back to my FLS one of these days. Soon-ish :)

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  6. What a sweet little sweater for dolly!!

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  7. What a sweet dolly sweater. I'm sure it will be treasured. Jacinta

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  8. What a cute, no, I have to say adorable, sweater! I envy you in your study of the Civil War - such an interesting time for our country. Happy knitting :)

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  9. What a sweet little sweater! That civil war book looks amazing too, I'll have to check that one out.

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  10. The doll sweater is adorable. And that is my absolute favorite color!

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  11. What a sweet dolle sweater! I added it to my favorites on Ravelry to knit one up for my daughters doll as well! :)

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  12. such a cute doll sweater....really just too cute!!!

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  13. What a sweet looking doll sweater! My older boys are studying the civil war this summer and I will have to check that one out for them.

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  14. Love the little doll sweater - thank you for sharing the link.

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  15. oh how adorable, what a little treasure.

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