* I feel compelled to note that I have minimal time for knitting. I carry my baby in a sling and knit at the end of the day when my legs and back are too tired for anything else, with the baby in the sling. Just in case you were wondering if I have staff in the background cooking and cleaning while I sit prettily and knit. I assure you, I don't.
I was working on a Rainbow Horse, using worsted weight yarn and 5 mm needles. It turned out so beautifully that I promptly cast on for another.
Then it hit me.
What it I followed the pattern using teeny tiny yarn and teeny tiny needles?
I couldn't let that question go unanswered.
And here she is. A teeny-tiny horse with beautiful stripes and flecks of colour.
I used a small ball of self-striping yarn from my stash with a 2.25 mm needle and this is how she turned out.
We gave her to a friend for her birthday.
But the orders are in. My children want a whole herd of these teeny-tiny equines, and who can blame them? I'm picturing teeny-tiny saddles and teeny-tiny halters. Oh! How sweet!
Oh, right. The reading part. I've just started The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani. It comes highly recommended by my sister and I am enjoying it so far.
We read a lot more kids' books than adult books around here and here are few we're loving:
"My Friend" caught my eye because the artwork is actually fabric and creative stitchery. Love it! "Big Sister and Little Sister" (by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Martha Alexander) is my perennial attempt at getting my daughters to care for one another instead of fighting! We always enjoy Elephant and Piggie books (full of sight words, high interest story, lots of repetition but done so creatively that they're hilarious) and of course, "Sugaring" is in preparation for maple syrup season!
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