15 January 2014
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.