26. März 2014

Yarn Along - Baby Cardigan

I bought this bright blue yarn - the colour is called King Ludwig Blue - a while ago. It made me dream about the summery colours of the south like white washed walls with blue window frames, the deep blue sea and bright sky above, of tangerine orange peel and black glittering sand dunes. All of this became true for two weeks on Tenerife. And I started happily knitting a little cardigan for our second child we are expecting in July. And no, we don't know whether it is a girl or a boy and this is one of the biggest surprises in life isn't it? The baby is kicking a lot now and I especially feel it while sitting down quietly for my knitting. It makes me wonder who this new member of our family will be!




The wool I'm using is by Rosy Green Wool. It is organic virgin merino wool from England. It is just divine - super soft and with a yummy smell and so many lovely colours it is hard to decide which to pick. And it is machine washable. That might come in handy.

The pattern is made up just by gauge and measurements. The finished jacket will be about 30 cm wide, 25 cm long and the arm holes are about 16 cm in diameter. I just worked around these measures with a very simple seamless pattern I also use for my dolls. To make it a bit more special and because ours will be a summer baby I added a little bit of a 'lace' pattern. And now I will have to look for three tiny buttons - I loooove a good reason to shop for buttons!

About the reading: I first came across Bill Bryson when we moved to Australia for a couple of years and got 'The sunburnt Country' as a present. This book about the history of almost everything - as he puts it in the title - is an interesting and amusing read to somebody so far away from natural science as I am. It is mesmerizing to follow the stories of people who underwent the most crazy and enduring travels, experiments and calculations to understand how our world and our universe came into being, how it works as a whole and how it all measures up. The results of their work are interesting in themselves but I marvel at their thirst for knowledge and their capacity of thinking. And as so typical with Bryson there is a good laugh about things gone wrong, eccentric personnel and discoveries just made by chance in every chapter too.

And now, for the first time in many weeks I'll head over to Ginny's Yarn Along and see what everybody else is up to!

Kommentare:

  1. That is a beautiful blue, I completely agree! Congratulations on adding a new family member :)

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  2. Congrats on the new babe! The yarn is stunning.

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  3. Your first two sentences...just dreamy. That blue color is truly beautiful. I'm going to have to look for that yarn! Congratulations on your new little one! :)

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  4. it's so sweet! i love baby knits! and i did so love being surprised too! congratulations!

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  5. Gorgeous blue, this garment will be stunning when finished. Congrats on the baby-to-come!
    I have a question about Tenerife: I am going there in a couple weeks and am trying to research a bit on good yarn shops there. Can you point me in the right direction perhaps?

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    1. Sorry I cant help you with that as I brought all my yarns with me and didn't really get to explore any cities. Enjoy your trip, it's a beautiful place!

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  6. The blue color is just divine! The book sounds fascinating. I'd have to dust off my very rusty German skills though. Wonder if I could find it in English?

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    1. Oh it is an English book actually! I should read it in English but got the German Copy as a present. The English title is 'A Short History of Nearly Everything'.

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  7. I smiled when I saw you were reading Bill Bryson in German (I am Australian). I enjoyed A Short History Of Nearly Everything.
    That blue yarn is lovely I'm sure it will look perfect on your new bebe.
    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. I know ;-) I've lived in Australia for a couple of years and it feels a bit wrong to read this in German but I got it as a present and now I can't stop reading.

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