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I’ve been getting a little less knitting done because of some serious gardening efforts and lots of time spent baking—I’ll report back with more on the baking another day.
In the meantime, here’s the state of Nathan’s spring cardigan. You may notice that I have less progress to report than I did last week. How is that possible? Why, it’s due to a severe sleeve mishap that required frogging. Rip it. Rip it good.
|I apologize for the bad lighting. It's been rainy and dreary outside.|
But the good news is I found two candidates for cardigan buttons earlier this week at Joann Fabrics. Elephants or matching green. Care to take a vote? (Can you tell I have trouble deciding? Who buys two sets of buttons for one cardigan?! Me. That's who.)
|Which button should I choose? I'm leaning toward the elephants, but I still like classic matching buttons, too.|
Even better news is the beginnings of a baby sweater for the outreach depot operated by my good friend’s church. Run purely by volunteers, the depot collects and distributes gently used clothing, household goods and appliances and food to needy families in the community. And they put together special kits for people around the world, such as birthing kits, school kits, layette kits and more. This newborn sweater will go into a layette kit for a mom with a new baby on the way. I love the thought of my knitted item going to someone who really needs it, and I love the sentiment at the end of the church’s knitting pattern: “Please keep in mind that hand-knit sweaters are filled with love, not perfection.” It’s really true.
If anyone is interested in knitting a baby sweater for this organization, please e-mail me and I’ll send along the baby sweater pattern, other details and my mailing address. It’s a simple worsted weight garter stitch cardigan with the body knit all in one piece—super easy. I’ll write about this topic and will provide many more details in a separate future post, so check back soon.
The bunny from Itty-Bitty Toys now has two arms, two ears, a leg and a head in addition to the body he only had last week.
I’m still reading Oprah’s unauthorized biography, and Nathan’s “reading” Where’s Spot? and Eight Silly Monkeys. They’re really fun books to read together, the first for him to open the flaps and woof at the doggie and the latter for me to sing aloud for him.
As always, I’m knitting along with Ginny of Small Things on Wednesdays.