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.
Your chicks are adorable and I really love your dogwood photo; both are beautiful reminders of spring!ReplyDelete
Your chicks are adorable!!! How cute!!! xxReplyDelete
Your chicks are a real delight, beautiful. Gorgeous yarn for the shawl.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Happy baby knitting, I am half way done with a blanket I am knitting, wish I had gone up a needle size. :)
That is such a cute sweater. And yes, I knew what you meant!ReplyDelete
Those chicks are so cute! And I really like that purple yarn-can't wait to see what you come up with for it!ReplyDelete
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).ReplyDelete
Such cheeky chicks! Any pruple yarn is a delight in my eyes. Love this little top down pattern - looking forward to seeing it made upReplyDelete
Your purple yarn awaiting is soooo pretty! I can't wait to see which shawl it becomes.ReplyDelete
I;ve never knit a ZImmie. They look very cleverly constructed.
That purple yarn is stunning... and the chicks! So sweet :)ReplyDelete
For a moment there I thought you had gotten real chicks... ;-) I do like the ones your sister made for you, so cute!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love your chickies so cute and festive Karen. Such pretty yarn too...Love Bella Grace, enjoy it all, looks so wonderful.ReplyDelete
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 ~ tannaReplyDelete
Such cute chicks! Love all the yarns, but that last one is just lovely. Happy baby knitting :)ReplyDelete
I love your little chicks! What a fun thing to be gifted.ReplyDelete
those chicks are super cute! fun knitting - looking forward to seeing the sweater! :)))ReplyDelete
The chicks are so cute! I really want to make my own now. Gorgeous wool too! :)ReplyDelete
I adorable your chicks .. cute!! I really love Bella Grace, especially the inspiration found on each page. The photography is gorgeous too :)ReplyDelete