For this week’s yarn along post I am sharing my first knitting project of the year. New Year and a new baby, my friend Barbara has commissioned me to knit a little baby bonnet. Barbara is my very best customer she has a very fertile extended family and her cousins kept me very busy during 2013. I love knitting baby hats and I have chosen my favourite Erika Knight pattern, I must have knitted this vintage baby bonnet a dozen times. I never tire of its simplicity, once you have mastered the lacy edge it’s all plain sailing with simple garter stitch. I usually knit it in 4ply cotton; it’s very fine, comfortable to wear and looks so lovely.
I only need to sew the bonnet together and then add a little knitted flower before it's ready to package up for the new little one.
I haven’t done very much reading recently but have just started a novel by Sophie Hannah; I have had it on the shelf for some time and it has been patiently waiting for me to read. I bought it for my mum last year but unfortunately she couldn’t really get to grips with it. The novel is “the carrier” and is described as a chilling novel by the queen of psychological suspense; I will let you know next week how I get on.
I hope if you have time you will pop over to Ginny's blog and catch up with all the other yarn alongers.