Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yarn Along--by the time you see this...


...it will be frogged  *sniff*.

I am joining Ginny over at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.

I love this yarn.  And I absolutely love this pattern  It is beautiful and charted so clearly that I thought for sure that even a scatter-brain like me could follow it.  I am doing it with worsted yarn (rather than dk) on size 7 needles, and I thought that since I was getting 20 stitches to 10 cm rather than 22, I would go for the directions for the 6-12 month, hoping to get something a wee bit bigger than a 2T.

Not a chance.  What I've got is the beginning of a 4T cardigan, which wouldn't be so bad if I didn't already have a 4T Tiny Tea Leaves and Milo for Gemma to grow into!  It is not only the gauge (forget about me figuring out how to do the math with the gauge change), but somehow I ended up with the number of stitches for the 18-24 months at this point.

I said the charting was clear; it is obviously not idiot-proof.

I am not giving up, however.  The start was so lovely that I will do it all again.  I will still be working on the body of Una's Sweet Peasy when I need to do some mindless knitting, as I am done with the increases and lace bits.  The yarn, by the way, is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Pampas, which is mossy and gorgeous.

As for reading, we haven't gotten too far with Swallows and Amazons.  The kids are outside most of the time, and I don't see any reason to call them in to listen to me read.  Short days and lousy weather will come soon enough.

I do so want to read them this shorter tale, however.  It is called Fairy Wings, and I picked it up second hand.  The art is really lovely, as you can see.




Not just because Columbus Day is coming, but because we are reading about the early explorers and the European discovery of North America, I am putting this book on Una's reading list:


I am trying to read through this little gem again, as we prepare for her feast day on the first of October.


 If you want to be part of Ginny's weekly Yarn-Love/Book-Love fest, drop by Small Things for the Yarn Along.

EDIT:  I had to go half a day without comments before I realized that my comments were blocked.  If you tried to leave a comment and couldn't, sorry and thanks anyway!

4 comments:

  1. Sniff, I am so sorry your are frogging your very beautiful project :( Sometimes it is just something that has to be done.

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  2. Oh it looks so pretty I know it will be worth it in the end :)
    I love the illustrations in the fairy wings book. My girls are fairy obsessed so I shall have to look that one up I think.
    And "The Little Flower", yes, always a gem. I re-read that one at least once a year.

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  3. Oh my. I tend to leave knitting projects that go wrong, for a little while before I frog them. I feel less attached. Fairy Wings looks lovely.

    Lucky you to find so many four leaf clovers. I'm yet to find any. (Comments look like they are blocked again, so hope you don't mind me commenting here.)

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