Knitting This Week

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday and that means it is time for the weekly Yarn Along.  I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share books and yarn!  I actually worked on some knitting this week but reading was non existent.  Thank you to everyone who made suggestions last week on baby knits.  I am making a woobie for one gift and decided on a bath set for another.  I will make some wash clothes and then bundle it with some other of our favorite bath products.

So.  The Woobie.  What's a woobie?  I didn't even know it was a name of a thing.  It is a small blanket with an animal head for cuddling.  This is a woobie!  I am making a pink and grey woobie which is actually coming together quite easily minus the few mistakes I made with counting stitches.

 It starts with a provisional cast on and the grey section is actually much wider, but it is doubled over on the yarn over section to make the pretty edge.  I made undoing the provisional cast on much harder than it needed to be only because I was traveling and didn't have the foresight to bring an extra set of needles to unravel the crochet edge.  So I had to do it one stitch at a time. Took quite some time.

I am reading book number three of the Ruth Galloway series, The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths.  Ruth Galloway is an archeologist specializing in bones who helps solve murders!  I think the books get better...book one I thought was just ok, but I'm really enjoying the series now.   The last week was spent with family, so while we are a family of readers, we spent more time talking and catching up than reading!

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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8 comments

  1. I am so glad I Googled 'woobies' after you mentioned them as they are adorable! I didn't know they had a name - I just called them blankies. Are you making an elephant with the pink and grey? Cannot wait to see how it turns out.

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  2. love your woobie and the colors are perfect!! Interesting construction :)

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  3. I never knew what a woobie was, but now I do. Emerson's Lovey is a woobie.
    I love that you unraveled the crocheted edge without extra needles, you are a
    dedicated knitter for sue!

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  4. I always thought a woobie was a blanket a child carried around. But now I know! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  5. I did one once with an elephant head!!! your puppy-head is adorable!!!

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  6. A woobie sounds awesome to me...and actually I have three little ones that would probably enjoy such a present. Maybe for Christmas.

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  7. That's an excellent idea - more fun that a baby blanket (and way cuter :))

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