Well, are you tired of this pattern yet. I've finished vest number 2! This time I used a hand-spun Corriedale yarn that I picked up at the fiber market last month. I used the same pattern size; 12 month. Thinner yarn gave me about a size 6 month finished vest. That's the beauty of knitting for babies. Especially babies that aren't here yet. It doesn't matter what size they turn out, baby will be able to wear it at some point! Again it knitted up easily but I'm not going to do another for awhile... wouldn't do that to me or to you.
|Odds & Ends by Jo Crisp|
I'm reading a sweet little newsletter that a friend puts out monthly for the retirement complex that she lives in. She is a lady rich in observation and artistic skills. There is a trail that follows Ochoco Creek from one end of town to the other. Jo walks this trail daily (she doesn't own a car) to do her grocery shopping, visiting, and creek observing. She includes in her newsletter weather reports for the month, the lyrics to old favorite songs, jokes, word games, crafts, recipes, and my personal favorite, wildlife observations along our creek.
So when the girls and I go walking, we watch for the things that Jo talked about in her newsletter. And she is so knowledgeable that we always learn something new; the names of wildflowers and trees, what edible plants grow along the banks, how many ducklings hatched near the bridge, why the blue heron has been seen lately without it's mate, the fact that the mink has moved further upstream...
When Jo dropped off the April edition last week she said she is moving to Arkansas next month. She offered to continue to mail me her publication (she knows how much we enjoy it). I am honored and will be thrilled to receive it. But I admit it won't be the same without our personal creek report. I guess the girls and I will just have to do a unit study on Arkansas. I'm sure there will be wonderful observations in the Odds & Ends about flora and fauna, familiar and unfamiliar!
I'm going to miss you Jo, but Arkansas is going to receive a gift when you and your skills arrive to delight those near you.
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along