21 November 2012

Knitting

I am joining in with Ginny for this weeks sharing of knitting and reading Tami for this weeks sharing of work in progress.


This week I am busy trying to finish off a dress I am knitting for my youngest for Christmas.  As I am knitting this in the evening only it is progressing in fits and starts.  I would like to complete it soon, as I have a few other smaller projects that I would like to knit for both children for Christmas.  I am on to the second sleeve which has been slow progress.  I got to the end of the increases and realised that I was three stitches short!  I had to frog it back almost to the beginning.  My youngest has grown since I started knitting this so I hope it still fits her by the time I am finished.

My reading this week has been mostly on gardening.  I am planning what I need to do and when using a, new to me, method.  I came across biodynamic gardening as a method from a colleague when I used to work.  At the time I thought it was a tad bizarre but recently have felt that it probably isn't as mad an idea as I first thought.  The little booklet came with this rather colourful year planner.


I have read the booklet and looked at a few websites, there are books on this too but for now I am going to keep it simple.  If it is successful then I may read in to it further in the future.  I have also been looking at apple trees after spending a wonderful day last week with a local apple expert.

What are you knitting and reading?

14 comments:

  1. Ooh your knitted dress is gorgeous!
    The biodynamic garden planner looks really interesting.

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  2. The dress is lovely, great strips!
    I have never tried biodynamic gardening, and
    will have to look into it since we always have
    something growing.

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  3. The dress is beautiful and looks so warm. I love the stripes!

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  4. Oh my word, that dress is fabulous. I absolutely LOVE the colours you've chosen. And the stripes. I love me some stripes. I've added the pattern to my Ravelry library, thanks to you :-)

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  5. Dress is going to be beautiful, I hope will fit.

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  6. You picked such a beautiful color combination for your daughter's dress. Hope you share the final product when you're done!

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  7. That color combination is perfect!

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  8. OH I love that dress!!! I am going to have to make that one!

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  9. that is a lovely sweater, i hope the knitting cont with out the need for further frogging!
    biodynamic gardening is very interesting. i hope your gardening goes well. :)

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  10. That Christmas is wonderful ! Love the color way.

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  11. What a beautiful dress! I, too, am knitting something for my daughter (she is 15 months old) - I am knitting the 24-36 month size as I am a slow knitter and keep getting distracted by side projects :)

    Good luck with the gardening - I am hoping to grow some food in our garden next year...

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  12. That dress is so cute! I've heard people talk about biodynamic gardening, but I haven't explored it yet myself. Good luck!

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  13. i love knitted dresses, yours is looking fantastic!

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