I had a very fussy baby today who needed to be held. Thankfully I had a great book to keep me happy while I rocked her, so I spent my day reading most of Three Bags Full by Leonie Swan. This is our shop's book club selection for the August meeting, so if you pick up a copy be sure to join our discussion! Any wool lover will get a kick out of the sheep detectives.
Big sister is modeling the Sweetheart Pullover from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas. This book is a great resource for baby and toddler projects. The patterns are very well written and a joy to follow. I'll post a clearer picture someday, but she just happend to be wearing it when I posed them together!
My little girl turned two this week! Happy birthday Audrey! We celebrated with the family, and she loved her horse cake. (Yes, those are pretzel sticks)
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there! I had a wonderful day with my family. I bought veggie plants and a couple of flowers at Jo's Four Green Fields after church, and Pete worked on my garden all day! No more mint, and the anticipation of the tomato harvest is already upon us!
I lost a few nights of knitting to my new passion: web design! Check out the website I built for my husband Pete's restoration shop this week. If you need a vintage or antique car restored, he's your guy!
Don't worry, I have plenty of my own knitting projects to share, I just haven't photographed any lately! Instead, I would love to show off the new Einstein Coat that Shelly knit for the shop. Isn't it lovely?
We have an Einstein Coat class coming up in a couple of weeks if you are interested. This garter stitch coat from Sally Melville's book, The Knit Stitch, is a wonderful beginner's first sweater project or a relaxing knit for more advanced knitter.
The yarn she used is Arucania Nature Wool Chunky. Check out all of the gorgeous colors in this chunky wool yarn! Some are kettle-dyed, and the others are handpainted, so any you choose would have a great color variation in the coat. This yarn is wonderful for any chunky sweater, as well as cozy winter accessories and home accents.