Earlier when I posted a tunic I was working on for Ella, I did not see the pattern was written to knit in the round, so as soon as I posted it, I reached a stopping point until a pair of 16” needles arrived in the mail. Once they came it has been smooth sailing. This tunic is a nice soothing knit. I can pick up and put down at will, and I can knit while the girls are watching their favorite show*. I am about halfway into the second ball of yarn with two more left to knit. She may be getting a dress instead of a tunic. For the yoke of the tunic I kfb for all the increases. I felt like this yarn is showing every increase. I mentioned I was reading EZ’s Knitter’s Almanac. Elizabeth Zimmermann talks about how much she likes the M1 increase because it eliminates holes. Inspired, I tried it on the tunic. For this project, and this yarn, I like the M1 even less, it is leaving tiny little holes in the knit. I am back to the kfb and I am hoping blocking straightens out the uneven areas from the increases. Your thoughts on increases more than welcome.
*For those of you curious, the girls are very into Peter Pan right now and their favorite show is currently Jake and the Neverland Pirates. – We are having the most rousing family games of rescuing Tiger Lily and walking the plank.
On the reading front, well, there isn’t much actually. I had a bunch of books check out from the library intending to look at a few things from each one: a little research on planting garlic from The Vegetable Garden’s Bible and The Knitter’s Almanac’s February Baby Sweater I also looked through and enjoyed Jennifer Casa’s Crafting with Kids. I really like her blog, and equally enjoyed her book. I would say the crafts are for a wide range of children and with adult help there are some Ella could enjoy. More importantly, she just has a great approach to crafting with your kids and I liked reading her opening couple pages.
I hope you all have a great Wednesday. If you are stopping by from ginny’s yarn along, thanks and I would like to meet you!