Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yarn Along - Latte Baby Coat

After realizing rather late in the day that Rémi's speech therapist was starting her maternity leave a few weeks earlier than I had calculated, I finished this Latte Baby Coat in the nick of time, blocking it thursday evening to be gifted at his 8.30 am appointment on friday morning.

Had a few tense moments with the basket weave stitch, which pulled like mad, scrunching up the front sides horribly, but thankfully once wetted and blocked they settled into place.


Rémi gave her a beautiful little gift too - a small trinket box that he had decorated with a Rosace.


I liked this yarn so much that I went back and bought some more, I think it will make great wrist warmers.

Keeping me up into the wee small hours at the moment is Life and Limb - A True Story of Tragedy and Survival Against the Odds (Jamie Andrew). In 1999 two British climber spent 5 nights on the exposed ridge of Les Droites in Chamonix after being caught out in a freak storm.  Only one of them returned and he suffered the loss of both hands and his both legs below the knees.  I was already living here when this tragedy took place but don't remember it happening, ironically I only learnt of the accident years later after buying the book from a charity stand at a farmers market in Wales!

Having a few blogger problems at the moment - that is when I can actually get an internet connection.  Up until now I was receiving up dates of all the blogs I follow, now however all I'm getting is one update from which ever blog posted most recently!
Confused as ever by technology!!!

Linking-up with Ginny for Yarn Along this week.



15 comments:

  1. Beautiful knitting Emma, I can see why you returned to buy more of the yarn it is lovely :) The present Rémi made is wonderful.

    Blogger is doing the same to me too...........very annoying as I have been away for a week and am trying to catch up!

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  2. That blogger issue is happening to me too. The sweater and box look great!

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  3. love the little baby coat....i have so many baby gifts to make, i think i might add this one to the queue! thanks for sharing. technology!!!! YIKES!!! can't go there.

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  4. What a beautiful baby gift - ALL of it! I do love that yarn. And yes, I think it would make great wrist warmers. It looks like it is hand spun.

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  5. What an adorable little coat! I think the yarn suits it very well. Your book sounds intriguing, I will have to keep my eyes peeled for it as I have a hunch it is something my husband would be very interested in reading. Have a lovely week!

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  6. Awh the little coat is adorable - love your choice of yarn!

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  7. Awww, what a lovely cosy knit and a wonderfully thoughtful gift! I love the way the colours came out.

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  8. You made a lovely sweater, it is going to be cherished. Such a sad story, my goodness.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  9. What a beautiful baby sweater. I absolutely love that yarn. It definitely will make great wrist warmers.

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  10. A beautiful coat, I like the basket weave at the front, haven't seen a pattern quite like that before. And what a beautiful gift from Remi
    Caz

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  11. beautiful baby sweater and I love how your wrapped it all up with a ribbon, so cute!!

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  12. What a great little coat! I love your color choice.

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  13. What a beautiful little coat wrapped up in love ~ Leigh

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  14. Popping in a little late on this post, but I've been away for a few weeks and am enjoying catching up with yarn along posts. Your sweater and little box are too cute and so sweet. How kind of you to gift them! :)

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