Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Yarn Along--knitting on cruise control

Back again for Ginny's Yarn Along.  I confess that I do look forward to it each week, and work to make progress on my knitting and reading, only so that I don't have the same old books and projects each week.


As you can see, I am still working on the Tiny Tea Leaves cardigan for Gemma.  I have made some progress in the last week, but not so much as I'd have liked.  In the past two evenings, I have only knit 3 or 4 rows before my eyes began to close and I had to call it a night.  But it is the main body of the cardi, now, meaning that it is mindless knitting--I like mindless knitting, as it permits me to wool-gather (pun not intended, but appreciated) as I knit.

I had hoped to have something else on the needles as well this week, but my order from WEBS hasn't shipped yet.  I am so excited!  My mom gave me a generous birthday check back in November and another for Christmas, telling me that she hoped I could use it to buy "a little wool".  Well, with the budget tight, the money was spent on other things--like food and gas.  So I have been waiting for our tax return to come in, that I might pick out "a little wool."  And I have.  Enough for about 4 projects, all of it beautiful and on sale!

I am still making my way through Frank Sheed's Theology and Sanity.  It is excellent reading, and I love Sheed's style, very casual and down-to-earth, even though illustrating abstract concepts and truths, but I find that since I am so worn out in the evenings, I must read slowly to digest it, and frequently re-read a sentence or two to make sure I got it.

I have picked out our next read-aloud, The Bronze Bow.  Una, who has read every book in this house and most of the youth section at our local library, said it is very good, and that the boys should enjoy it.


Looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing this week!

20 comments:

  1. Love the plum color of the cardigan :)! And the Bronze Bow looks interesting! The cover is well done intriguing to look at :).

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  2. I love your Tea Leaves. I've been working on mine forever, too. I'm working on the sleeves,finally!
    Love the plum yarn. My favorite color!

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  3. Oh, your cardi is really shaping up beautifully! Glad to hear you are enjoying the book, too, even though you have to take your time. Sometimes that's good to do with books—to let it soak in.

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  4. I think I would like a BIG Tea Leaves - in just that color - for myself :-) lovely!!

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  5. Your Tiny Tea Leaves look wonderful. I love the color. It is one of my favorite patterns. I hope someday to make one for myself.

    We loved the Bronze Bow. And Thanks for the imput on The Willoughbys. I don't like the dark humor either. We had read Number The Stars by this suthor and really enjoyed it so I thought we would give this one a try. We'll see how it goes.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  6. Gifts which allow me to gather a little wool are my favorites too! Beautiful work on your sweater... I can't wait to see it finished!

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  7. Ha! I love that we're in the same spot with these sweaters... maybe we can be each other's encouragement. I love that gorgeous purple color!

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  8. Phew... Theology and Sanity isn't quite the "light reading" I had hoped for :). It's pretty heady! But it is excellent and thorough, occasionally funny, deeply insightful, and it's exercising some brain synapses that haven't been used since college.

    What a lovely color of yarn!

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  9. I love your Tiny Tea Leaves! It is such a sweet little cardigan!

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  10. What a beautiful color on that cardigan...I was passed along the remainds of someone else's stash with some knit picks yarn in it....I can't wait to find a project for it.

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  11. The cardi looks so sweet! The bodice can be so boring! Before you know it you'll be on the sleeves and done!

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  12. The tea leaves is just awesome in that color, love it! And Bronze Bow is one of our all time faves!

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  13. That cardi is gorgeous, and I have always wanted to try "The Bronze Bow" with my boys. It is packed away right now until we move, but maybe this will be a good spring read for us when everything comes out of storage. *sigh* Let us know how your kids like it...

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  14. *sigh*
    i remember the bronze bow days...my boys both enjoyed it.
    beautiful purple yarn.
    that sweater will be scrumptious!
    that knitting a few rows before you fall asleep thing...happens to me all. the. time. that's why i never seem to accomplish anything!
    someday though...someday i will!

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  15. My daughter is reading the Bronze Bow right now.

    I love knit picks. Your color is great.

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  16. Oh this tiny tea leaves sweater is just all over the place! Your is looking so nice...

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  17. Oh Bronze Bow is an excellent read. Neat connection with biblical times

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  18. The little cardi is beautiful! I've been thinking about knitting this pattern, it's so sweet.

    The Bronze Bow looks interesting, I'll have to check it out! :o)

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  19. I've made that sweater for my Silje and she just loves it! I made the arms full length instead of 3/4 length,though, and had to add length to the body too. Who knew she was getting so tall!

    I LOVE the color you are using. Just gorgeous!

    That reading also sounds intriguing too!

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