Chicks and Knitting Plans


The chicks are out, not real chicks!  The chicks my sister made for me.  I've lined them up on the window sill right where I can see them while I sit and knit.  Decorating my house for spring has slowly evolved into a fun activity.  Thanks to my sister, I have many new items to display here and there.


Have you read Bella Grace?  If not, maybe the next time you are in a Barnes and Noble you can flip through the magazine and see if it's for you.  I love the photography and the inspirational words that are held within the pages.


My nephew is expecting a baby (you know what I mean, he and his girlfriend!).  I usually knit blankets, but I am leaning towards a baby sweater, the top down one from Elizabeth Zimmermann.  I've knit it before here and here.  I'll do a swatch...wait a minute...who am I kidding, I'll start the sweater with this blue yarn and see if I like the way it knits up.  If not, I'll dig through my stash once again. Swatching for an adult sweater is must.  Babies grow and so whatever I make will fit a baby eventually.




And now that my cowl is drying and I'm waiting for it's final photo session, I'm dreaming of a shawl for this purple yarn....I have a few ideas but I haven't quite decided as I type this.

Comments

  1. Your chicks are adorable and I really love your dogwood photo; both are beautiful reminders of spring!

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  2. Your chicks are adorable!!! How cute!!! xx

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  3. Your chicks are a real delight, beautiful. Gorgeous yarn for the shawl.

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  4. I have not read that magazine, but you are the second person in less than a week that I've heard mention it so I will have to take a peek.
    Happy baby knitting, I am half way done with a blanket I am knitting, wish I had gone up a needle size. :)

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  5. That is such a cute sweater. And yes, I knew what you meant!

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  6. Those chicks are so cute! And I really like that purple yarn-can't wait to see what you come up with for it!

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  7. Your chicks are so cute! I love that yarn you plan on using for a shawl. Maybe you will let us know tomorrow what you chose. I am actually deciding on the next shawl pattern too since the sweater is done (except the weaving in of the ends).

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  8. Such cheeky chicks! Any pruple yarn is a delight in my eyes. Love this little top down pattern - looking forward to seeing it made up

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  9. Your purple yarn awaiting is soooo pretty! I can't wait to see which shawl it becomes.
    I;ve never knit a ZImmie. They look very cleverly constructed.

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  10. That purple yarn is stunning... and the chicks! So sweet :)

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  11. For a moment there I thought you had gotten real chicks... ;-) I do like the ones your sister made for you, so cute!

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  12. You've some beautiful yarn to work up. I've definitely been leaning towards the baby sweater/cardigan vs the blanket these days. I love the idea of blankets, any size, but then I feel like I'm drowning in the project.

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  13. Love your chickies so cute and festive Karen. Such pretty yarn too...Love Bella Grace, enjoy it all, looks so wonderful.

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  14. love. love. love. the chicks your sister made! They would make me smile every time I passed them! I just finished a little person Entrechat (sp?) pattern. Liked it so much I think I may do another! ;) Look forward to seeing what all this beautiful yarn becomes!! blessings ~ tanna

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  15. Such cute chicks! Love all the yarns, but that last one is just lovely. Happy baby knitting :)

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  16. I love your little chicks! What a fun thing to be gifted.

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  17. those chicks are super cute! fun knitting - looking forward to seeing the sweater! :)))

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  18. The chicks are so cute! I really want to make my own now. Gorgeous wool too! :)

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  19. I adorable your chicks .. cute!! I really love Bella Grace, especially the inspiration found on each page. The photography is gorgeous too :)

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