As winter is knocking on our door, I want something mindless, quick and easy to keep my hands busy. As some of my friends children are having babies it is baby knitting projects for this winter.
Twenty plus years ago when I had babies I liked newborns and wee babies just in white, but I'm told that is old fashioned just as some of my patterns I used are. I remember some older ladies gifting me their hand knitted items and thinking they were a tad dated. I've tried to remember that and have asked some of the younger generation what they like, and chosen more current patterns and colours with their help.
You can see them in my Raverly Que - I'm slowly learning Raverly which is rather awesome.
If you have been reading the blog for awhile you will know how much I detest shopping. But online shopping I am getting quite good at. A stash of baby wool arrived from Deramores. There was no hassle in choosing the colours etc and everything I wanted was brought with a push of the button. It ended up being way cheaper than buying it in New Zealand. It must be hard for local shops to compete with online shops. Times are a changing....
I have a finish ... well it still has a few loose threads to be sewn in and for it to be blocked.
Milo was super fun and quick and a great way to learn knitting in the round. If I had a toddler I'd be knitting these up - so awesome to add an extra layer to keep the kidneys and chest warm.
I've casted on a Debbie Bliss baby cardigan in lilacs for a 9-12 month old. The pattern is from The Ultimate book of Baby Knits.
So far it is a pleasurable, mindless knit with the swapping of colours every second row.
The Girl Who Came Home was an easy listen - predictable but I'm really only able to listen to easy books after a day full of study. I need mind numbing books, not ones to get me thinking too hard.
It really is hard to choose an audible book which is available from the library - I chose this one purely due to the lover's knot quilt on the cover. The Good Reads review rating is 4.25.....
I've only just started it, but so far it has my interest.
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