Wednesday, 5 January 2011

A Read and a Knit - Yarn Along 2



The Read - The Garden Cottage Diaries by Fiona J. Houston, a year of stepping back into 18th century living, a perfect choice for the holidays, so easy to pick up and put down, snippets of daily chores, recipes, hardships and lovely nature notes.

The Knit - Plain Vest by Pickles number 2, first was cast on Solstice night for O, perfect silvery yarn reflecting the snow and ice, this one is going to be a gift for a friend's child turning 1.
Size 1 of this pattern is available free on the Pickles website.
http://shop.pickles.no/en/products/patterns/patterns-w-yarns/plain-vest.html
I added some extra length for O's size 4 and will do again on the littler version.

Go share your WIP and latest reads over at http://www.gsheller.com/
they're a very friendly crowd.

27 comments:

Jarka said...

I love the color of the yarn! looks amazing :)

Joy said...

The book sounds fascinating! The yarn looks soft and lovely. :)

Shazronnie said...

I like the look of that pattern; have bookmarked it thank you xxx

Anne Marie said...

Adorable vest. Thanks for sharing!

Musical Mama said...

That book sounds very interesting! I'll have to look for it at my library. I love the color of your yarn!

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Love all your handmade goodies here :)

Lise said...

Ooh, looks like a great book, and a great pattern! Thanks for sharing them.

KnitterMama said...

That book sounds so interesting!

Swanski said...

The yarn looks so squishy and knittable!

Meredith said...

Glorious read and I do love that grey, so soft and cuddly. I haven't done a vest yet, but it's on my to do for 2011. My guy is about a size 6 could this pattern work for him?? Happy New Year!

Val said...

ooohh a New book for my "I'd like to read list" Thank you!

Julie said...

OH, I love that vest! It's in my rav favs. I want to knit that soon!

Kristi said...

oh that book sounds so great! I love that time period and any book that I can pick up and put down with my busy family-is a winner!

jenletts said...

I need a book like that next! Cute vest, so nice for wintery times...

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Beautiful yarn and your book looks amazing! Must see if I can borrow it from our library :) Happy New Year!

Jenevieve said...

Lovely pattern and the book sounds so interesting too! :-) x

The Barefoot Crofter said...

I really must join in this one week. Lovely knitting - and what a fab book. The author lives quite close to where we used to and we heard about her project at the time. i bought the book on an outing with my mum, so special memories. You will be spinning nettle fibre soon :)
Jacqui
xxx

Ginny said...

I am going to look up that book right now!

Wendy said...

That looks like a great book! I've been thinking about knitting that vest pattern, too. Will be interested in how it turns out!

Adele said...

That book looks just perfect! I've been looking for something nice and relaxing.

Daisy said...

That yarn looks absolutely gorgeous!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh that books sounds great... off to do a search.. thank you for sharing.

erin said...

Great pattern, the vest looks cute! Sweet colors you've chosen. :-)

Susan said...

I've always wondered if I could live in the 18th century without food processors, stand mixers, and all the gadgets, but I'd love to read about it. Stay warm and cozy. Love you, xoxo

Elisa said...

Oh my goodness, that vest is just going to be adorable!!

Elizabeth said...

The book looks wonderful as does the yarn.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my birthday vest. I agree the color is lovely, one of my favorites.

Blessings, Elizabeth

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