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!