Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yarn Along--a finish and another start


I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along this week having wondered whether or not she would be hosting one this week, as she is a few days past her due date now!

No new reading for me, as I still am reading the book on Lourdes (slow going--at this rate I shall be reading it all summer!), but I will be going through Una's books soon to find a few read-alouds, since our school year is winding down, and most of the workbooks are finished up.

I finished sewing the buttons on Gemma's summer sweater yesterday while watching another hour of the 3-hour Sense and Sensibility from Netflix (Ravelry notes here).  I own the wonderful movie version with Emma Thompson and (sigh) Alan Rickman, but there are things I do like about this version, the more subtle characters, for one.  In the movie some of the characters are a bit overplayed, if you know what I mean.


(the bruise on her forehead is finally fading!)

I have cast on for a big project, a pullover for my big boy.  He is ten, but I am knitting a size 12, hoping that he can wear it for more than one winter.  I am knitting it in this very boy colorway called "Forest Blue".  The yarn is a lovely merino from Italy.

If you like to knit and read, stop by Small Things and join in!  If there is a Yarn Along next week, Ginny's new baby may be modeling some hand-knits!

20 comments:

  1. That is a very sweet sweater on you wee one! I do like the yarn you have decided to use for your son; it has a 'boy look' to it that I think my boy's would like.

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  2. the forest blue yarn is beautiful...wow you finish one big project and then start another one? wow! - I usually need a little pause = 2 or 3 small quick projects before I'm ready to start something bigger again :D (not that I'm doing so many big projects, I'm just saying - you're a brave brave girl!)

    :)

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  3. Gemma's cardigan is gorgeous and she looks so lovely wearing it of course. I love Sense and Sensibility (both the versions you mentioned for similar reasons too). Love your other knit too. Can't wait to see it in progress. Jacinta

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  4. Well, Jarka, I have 6 kids and I am hoping to make a cardi or pullover for each of them by the end of November or so. And I am not an especially fast knitter!

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  5. The cardigan is so lovely. I love that it is very generous at the wrist and the back to keep those parts of the body lovely avd warm. Am looking into your Lourdes book. Thanks for sharing. Katie x

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  6. The cardigan is beautiful! It looks so soft, and the color is lovely. I have yet to tackle a sweater, so I am impressed.

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  7. your finished cardi is too sweet! and the Knitting Pure and Simple pattern looks great. I love the ease of their patterns. Making a 12 is a great idea, I've recently pulled out a sweater I started for my growing boy and didn't finish in time!

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  8. The sweater is beautiful! The fit is perfect and your model is precious.

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  9. That sweater is stinkin' cute!

    I love the color yarn you're using for your son's sweater.

    I had to laugh because my Jack Russell's name is Lourdes (the name she came to us with) and she is the furthest thing from a saint! ;-)

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  10. Hey there! Your skills make me drool ;o) What a beautiful sweater!!

    ~deb

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  11. Well, my friend, you know I'm not a knitter, but I certainly enjoy looking at everyone's talent. Gemma is beautiful. I think she and Marin could pass for sisters or cousins. Their hair is the same, and they both have the soft, doughy cheeks! Sense and Sensibility with Alan Rickman (I'm sighing with you!) is one of my favorites and a part of my DVD collection.

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  12. The sweater looks lovely on your little girl.

    Forest blue, merino wool yarn--rich color!

    Yes, I am thinking about Ginny too.

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  13. Hi my first visit I love it when I find an interesting blog just by hitting next blog anyway would love to follow

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  14. Oh it's adorable. And she's such a sweet!

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  15. Thanks for the nice words, everyone! Tracy, I love having new followers, so thank you!

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  16. Amazing! You did such a nice job on that sweet sweater.

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  17. The pink suits your little girl perfectly! I love it!

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  18. What a beautiful sweater for your little sweetheart! It looks lovely! I've been looking at the henley pattern - I'm looking forward to seeing how yours comes along!

    And I'm with you on the *sigh* for Alan Rickman. ;)

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  19. She looks absolutlely darling in the sweateter!
    Hold back on the yarn and save your nickles & dimes for the Harmony needles they worth it and it's a nice mom treat :)

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  20. Beautiful sweater! It looks so sweet on little Gemma! I've visited often and have added you to follow. You do such beautiful knitting. :-)

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