Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yarn Along--starts and finishes






I am joining Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along today.

Well, I finally got the buttons sewn onto Gemma's Mini Chic pullover.  It is very soft and looks nice, and what's more, Gemma likes it, which is more than I can say for the first Mini Chic I knit for her (which is now in our Etsy shop, since she won't wear it).  My Ravelry notes are here.


I am very excited to be knitting something for me for the first time ever!  Seriously, I have never knit myself so much as a hat (with six kids, there is always someone else to knit for).  I was so taken with Ginny's February Lady Sweater that I decided right away I needed to knit one.  I bought Cascade 220 in Ireland (I was torn between that and Shire, having a love of greens), and got started as soon as the yarn arrived.


I am still trying to read The Two Towers, managing only a few pages each night before my eyes close and the book falls from my hand.  I do love reading the book, and am somewhat consoled by the fact that at this rate, I may be able to make the experience last the rest of my life!

I missed the local beekeeper's association's beekeeping class back in February, which rather spoiled my hopes of getting hives this spring, so I am consoling myself with some bee-related reading material until the next class.  As for the book, ADHD: Living Without Brakes, it was sent by a lovely lady with a couple of ADHD kids of her own.  I must say, I find the title both amusing and very apt.

I hope to stop in and find out what you're knitting and reading this week!

18 comments:

  1. It's a good thing to knit something for yourself every once in a while! The little girl pullover is sweet!

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  2. Gemma's pullover is beautiful! And my plan is to knit a Februray Lady sweater for myself too. If I can ever finish the other projects that need to be done first. ;-)

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  3. I love the yarn you are using for your February sweater. I am trying to finish up my projects so I can cast the same sweater on too. It is such a lovely pattern! Have a happy day.

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  4. I'm loving Gemma's pullover. She looks pretty thrilled too. I love the February Lady's pattern too. It's been in my favourites on Ravelry for a long time, but I too am always knitting for others. I love the colour you have chosen. Can't wait to see it finished. Jacinta

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  5. Your yarns are beautiful, I too love green and I tink you have chosen a lovely one. Enjoy knitting something for you x

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  6. I love that wee sweater. And the purple is fantastic!!!

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  7. I'm not surprised Gemma likes it...it's beautiful. ♥ Looks like your green sweater will be really nice. Are you considering getting bees?

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  8. Your knitting is absolutely beautiful.
    Yes, I understand about not knitting for yourself - I have started something, but it keeps finding its way to the bottom of the basket. Looking forward to seeing the progress of your sweater.

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  9. Beautiful knit and I absolutely love those buttons. That ADHD book sounds very interesting. I never knew so much was involved until I had one of my own.

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  10. I love the green yarn you are knitting with for your sweater! So beautiful.

    How wonderful you are knitting something for yourself, you are going to treasure it, I look forward to seeing your progress.

    Linda

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  11. Your knitting is just beautiful. I love the little pullover and the color is just perfect for Gemma.
    Blessings,
    Anne♥

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  12. What a lovely jumper for her- that purple is just stunning!

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  13. Oh my goodness, she looks gorgeous in it. No wonder she's not letting this one go. The purple is perfect. Must add this one to my list. Off to check out your Ravelry notes.

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  14. Gorgeous work, Nadja! (as always) Gemma looks wonderful in that rich color, and so happy. The green is beautiful as well (though there's no way I could resist a color called Shire, ha) and it's so lovely that you're making something for yourself.

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  15. That little purple pullover is GORGEOUS! And I love your green. Good luck with a knit just for you x

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  16. Gemma's pullover is just beautiful, I love the toadstool one as well that you linked!

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  17. The tunic is so pretty. I love the yarn that your knitting your FLS in too.

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  18. I love everything about that pullover- gorgeous! The start of your sweater is lovely, too. And re: Table for Eight-- it's definitely a read I'd recommend. I love hearing stories and ideas of others who have more parenting experience or who are in the same boat as I. I skipped over some sections that weren't really applicable to our family yet (adoption, college, etc), but it was very insightful on the whole- and humorous.

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