I am joining Ginny today for her weekly Yarn Along, and I am so excited to finally have something finished to show!
Isn't it lovely? It is Gemma's, and I can't wait to put her into it. I needle felted the mushrooms and painted the wooden buttons, and I think that in the spring when I knit myself a cardigan, it will be the adult version of this one. My Ravelry notes are here.
And here is Una's Sweet Peasy. I still need to find the perfect buttons. I am thinking shell buttons. It actually looks much better and has a nicer shape on Una, who had to try it on (no secret sweaters for Christmas--the kids all know what they are getting sweater-wise!)
I have also ripped back the first sleeve of the sweater I made for Gabe, thought would be too small, decided to make for Adrian, but Adrian found it scratchy so I tried it on Gabe and found it would fit if I lengthened the sleeves. Did you follow that? Good, because, it is a lot more confusing in print that it is when I explain it verbally for some reason!
And I need to cast on my last Christmas sweater, a Henley in brown, very soft Swish wool from Knit Picks. Of all my brown-eyed children, Adrian's eyes are the richest sable brown. I think it will suit him well.
Reading...well, with all this knitting, I am not doing much reading! I am finishing up the last few chapters of The Shadow of the Bear, which Una is quite in love with and which I find a very good yarn, if not a literary masterpiece. It is interesting enough to keep me reading in the evening when usually my eyes close in about 15 minutes after climbing into bed.
I look forward to seeing what you have been knitting and reading, too!