Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Yarn Along--from Ginny to Gemma


Back again this week for Ginny's weekly Yarn Along, and I am so happy to have her Sunday Sweater pattern completed!  It was one of the most pleasant projects I have done in a while, and I just know I will be knitting another one as soon as I am able. The yarn is Cestari Traditional in Burgundy Heather, and has a lovely cotton-like feel to it, so soft and squishy!  I would have loved to put it on Gemma for a photo shoot, but I am hoping she will have time to forget all about it before Christmas.  I did knit it a bit shorter than I ought to have, but I was afraid of going to long with another button, since I put buttons all down the front (I don't like an exposed tummy in winter!).  Turns out it would have been fine, but hindsight it 20/20 and plus, it gives me one more excuse to knit another!  My Ravelry notes are here.


On my needles right now is this cowl for Una (the pattern is free!).  The girl really needs to learn how to knit herself, as she has requested this cowl, a slouchy hat and some fingerless mitts.  Turns out she really loves knits, but not knitting (lack of patience--she is a speed reader and a speed typist, and learning to knit means starting out slowly).  Anyway, the yarn is Knit Picks Chroma in "fossil".  I am enjoying knitting with big needles--her mitts are going to be in sport weight yarn on size 2 needles...ick.  Means I need to use my reading glasses to knit, and they bug me...

As for reading, I am currently reading a novel by one of Una's writing friends, and although it is not my usual cup of tea, I am enjoying it.  They young lady has actually found a publisher for it and is in the editing process, so I am hoping that I will be able to recommend it to you when it is out.  It has a great theme:  the sanctity of human life, and what can happen when a society loses sight of that.  I am also still reading my issue of Dappled Things piecemeal  Must read it slowly, as it is a quarterly, and I want to make it last!

So--how are you progressing on you holiday knitting?

11 comments:

  1. The Sunday Sweater looks fabulous. I love the yarn colour!

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  2. That sweater! It's perfect...colour, style, buttons. Love it. I've recently fallen in love with simple lace work...thanks to the baby bonnets I keep making. Will have to check this pattern out and find some yarn that Violet won't find too itchy!!

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  3. Your Sunday Sweater looks great. I found it a very enjoyable knit too and really need to find the time to cast on another one.

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  4. The sweater is beautiful! That's such a pretty color yarn.

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  5. Stephanie,
    Knit Picks Swish is a washable wool yarn that is very soft and affordable. I use it a lot for Gemma and Adrian, both of whom have very sensitive skin.

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  6. What a beautiful sweater - it looks beautiful! And how exciting that Una's friend is getting published! Really neat. :)

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  7. your sunday sweater is lovely. such a sweet color. and that is some list you have to whip up. the cowl is looking nice so far. i hope you enjoy the book. :)

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  8. The sweater turned out wonderfully. I have knit a poncho for my daughter, but still need to work on items for my sons. I actually like knitting, because it keeps me busy when I have to wait or sit. Otherwise I get fidgety!

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  9. I'm the same way, Heather! I have to have my knitting in the van or I go nuts! And I knit while watching a movie, too...

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  10. Beautiful sweater, Nadja! What a wonderful gift. Love the cowl too - I have always loved earth tones and that 'fossil' looks perfect. She'll be a cozy girl in all those woolens.

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  11. Oh my I'm loving the sweater and your colour choice for it, just gorgeous. I really want to try this pattern now.

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