Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yarn Along--mountains and molehills


I am joining Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along.  Rather inspirational to see what others are reading and knitting.  I, for one, always come away with a few more books I really want to read and patterns I want to knit!

Ah, progress...not very great progress on my February Lady Sweater, but I am not a very fast knitter (at least not on lace patterns!) and some evenings I only manage 2-4 rows.  But it is looking rather nice, if I do say so myself.  Of course, posting this photo, I noticed the ugly mistake, just above the needles.  Ugh.  To heck with it; I am not backing up on this thing that many rows no matter what!  I will wear it in all humility.


It feels good to have an excuse to put this big project aside in order to work on something really tiny and simple.  I am trying to knit a few things for Gemma's favorite doll.  As close to instant gratification as one can come in knitting.


As for reading, it is very much like my FLS...I am still going through The Two Towers a few pages a night.  Surely Tolkien wrote the thing more quickly than I am reading it!  At the moment, I am also perusing this again, a perennial favorite (no pun intended).  I realized that the clothing patterns/instructions may work for Gemma's doll as well.


I thought I would include Bret's reading.  I want to read it myself, one of these days.  Bret has been reading it in bed at night, chuckling away beside me, but he won't read any of it aloud to me!


 That's it for my Yarn Along this week.  Perhaps I'll have finished at least the doll sweater by next week!

6 comments:

  1. I think your February Sweater looks fabulous. I am not a fast knitter either, but remember it's a process. :) Have a beautiful yarn along day.

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  2. Your February Lady's Sweater is looking amazing. There is a lot of work in it for sure. The Children's Year is a lovely book. Brett's book sounds like a funny read. Hope you get to reading it one of these days. Just seems there aren't enough days and too many good books to get through doesn't it! Jacinta

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  3. Your February Lady Sweater looks lovely! I'll live vicariously through yours for the time being - I had to frog mine this week :( I'm looking forward to getting back to it (one of these days) but in the meantime I'm enjoying some "instant" gratification knits as well. That doll's sweater is adorable :)

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  4. I think your sweater looks great. The green is lovely. I do think 3-4 rows a night is grand. I have a pair of handwarmers I have been working for months in the gull lace pattern and I have tinked back so many times. But I love lace knitting and gull lace is a favorite of mine. Instant gratification knits are so addicting. I love the childrens year-what are you considering making? Brets book looks so interesting--that is a book my husband and I would read(and we don't share the same taste in books!) Happy knitting!

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  5. I love the color of your sweater... green is one of my favorite colors! Hope you are having a good week. +JMJ+

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  6. it's just beautiful, enjoy every stitch, soon it'll be done!

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