My life with my farmer and our six children. Made possible by massive amounts of caffeine.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
yarn along first sweater
I am finally jumping back into the yarn along with Ginny at small things. This week I have my first sweater to share. This will be for my little boy Stuart. It is a very simple, rolled neck sweater, which I knit from the neck down. A sweet, old lady has been helping a friend and I with this, and she is responsible for the bobby pins and masking tape on my sweater. She uses bobby pins as row counters, so I remove one bobby pin with each row I knit. I am reading My Father's Keeper which is an account of the children of Nazi leaders-Goebbels, Frank, Hess, Bormann and so on. It is sobering, and not very easy reading, but very interesting.The author (whose name escapes me and the book is in the car with my teenager) interviews the children a few years after the war, and then his son interviews them again in the 70's. On Saturday, the last Holocaust survivor in Oregon is speaking at my children's school. I am looking forward to hearing him, and this book has given me more background and knowledge about what went on during those years.