With the passing of Elie Wiesel over the weekend, I dug out my copy of his book Night. It is a deeply moving and poignant account of his time in Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.
"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn" and that is something we should never forget.
Although at 128 pages long it is a relatively short book Night certainly makes much more of an impact than many lengthier tomes and definitely a work everyone with even a passing interest in WWII (or general history, biographies etc) should read.
I finished up the dress for Miss S. She picked out some Russian dolls buttons and gave it a test twirl. Miss S *loves* pockets, so I'm thinking about adding some.
I made a couple of adjustments to the pattern. Miss S measured about half way between the 2-3 and 4-5 sizes, so I used a slightly tighter gauge of 15 stitches to 10 cm and the stitch count for the 4-5 size hoping to get something closer to 3-4. As she's quite tall I also added about an inch to the length to make it more of a dress than a tunic. Of course this will give more growing room and longer wear too. I cast on an extra two stitches over each sleeve, as suggested in several other Ravellers project notes. Instead of crocheting on button loops later I cast on 6 extra stitches (3 at the beginning of the first two yoke rows) to make a button band.
Pattern: Plain Tunic from Sweet Pickles
Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Chunky (colourway 026), approx 395 m