15 January 2014

Knitting


The socks I shared last week have only grown a cm since then, so I thought I would share one of the other projects I mentioned which has received more attention.  When I was knitting this jumper for my youngest, my eldest had a look through the book the pattern was from and asked me if I could knit him something for him.  That made me one happy mama, I do so love it when my children request me to make things for them.  The pattern is one I have knitted before, this time I am making it in the largest size, when hunting for suitable yarn I realised that it was going to cost quite a lot and fortuitously someone on a forum I visit was selling a bag of yarn (10 balls) at a really good price it will be more than I need but I am sure I can make something with the leftovers!  This project is my easy knit, one I can do whilst watching stuff, the downside is it is knitted in pieces which you then sew up, the upside is the pieces knit up really quick, I have finished the back and one and half front pieces all knitted in the evening.  I am using a cotton yarn as I find this makes a garment that can be worn all year round always a bonus when knitting for fast growing children.

I am still reading Gossip from the Forest which I shared last week and I am also reading a book I picked up at the library on my last visit.  I am always looking for ways to make maths interesting and thought this book, Mathematics Minus Fear, might fit the bill.  I have read a couple of chapters and it is a good read so far.  If anyone can recommend any other maths books, websites or resources I would love to have them!

Joining in with Tami and Ginny for a sharing of yarny projects head over and see what others have been up to this week.

13 comments:

  1. that looks like a sweet sweater pattern. great color as well.

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  2. I love the style sweater that you are working on, and the color is great! I recently found your blog on Ginny's Yarn along, and I am enjoying reading your previous posts. I have always longed to visit England, especially the northern, rural parts. I look forward to reading more.

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  3. I used to enjoy knitting for my daughter but sadly she reached an age where Mum's handknits didn't quite do it for her! I am enjoying the Gossip from the Forest book though as I only picked it up from the library on Tuesday I haven't got far yet!

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  4. Gossip from the Forest sounds intriguing... how do you like it?

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    1. I love this book it is really engaging me. Each chapter is about a wood which sparks off thoughts about woods, woodland life, characters in fairy tales and many other themes, at the end of each chapter is the authors retelling of a well known fairy tale. The woods in the book are all on the British mainland.

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  5. My socks turned the heel but now it's taking forever to get to the toe! Love your knitting, such a pretty color of yarn and the sheen is wonderful!

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  6. What a lovely pattern :) I love it when my children ask for handknits although I wish they'd learn that I can't just finished a jumper or a blanket in a matter of hours ;-)

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  7. Well done on getting some yarn at a good price. i know what you mean about when the children particularly request something, it's lovely.

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  8. Mathematics minus fear, sounds just the thing for us at this end! There are some really good living maths books that "teach" a maths concept using a story as the focus, ie Sir Cumference and All The kings Tens. If you type in living maths books in google it will take you to a page full of suggestions.

    San

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    1. Ooh Thank you, I will go look them up!

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  9. Lovely color, will go with everything. How nice that your son asked you to make something for him.
    Hope this comment works - i've been having trouble leaving them the last few days, keep getting some funny failure message!

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  10. the hood will make it a really useful knit!!! great choice! (I sort of swoon when my grands actually ask for something, too)

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  11. Oh, a request for a mama-knitted item! How I wish for one of those. Enjoy :)

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