Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yarn Along--Take Two


I'm back with Ginny's Yarn Along after a long hiatus.  It is not that I haven't been knitting or reading; only that I had nothing much to show.  Finally, I am into my second attempt at a February Lady Sweater, after having frogged the first due to sloppy button holes and a nasty error on the back.  I say this is my second attempt, but to be truthful I have actually lost track of how many times I began this sweater.  On the first one, I think I may have begun at least 3 times. I really stink at ripping back, and usually get frustrated and start from the cast on. On this one, I think I started from the cast on twice.  But it is possible that there were more start-ups than that.  I just seem to recall rewinding my yarn many, many times.

I am pleased to report that it is going better this time, and I think that I have, after umpteen attempts, finally nailed the one row button hole.  I'm enjoying myself with it, but may have to put it aside to squeeze in a dolly cardigan and hat for Gemma's doll, as her birthday is next month.

As for my reading, in the past few weeks I read Michael O'Brien's Plague Journal, and I found it pretty frightening, playing as it does in a future that is so near it is practically the present.  I don't want to spoil it for anyone who may want to read it, so I will say only that I recommend it.  Of course, now I am forced to read the next one, Eclipse of the Sun, but I have decided to read Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory first.  Hopefully I'll start in on it tonight.

So...are you knitting for a birthday?  Or are you so darned organized that you're already working on Christmas gifts (now's the time to start, you know!)


6 comments:

  1. I have hopes of knitting Alan Dart's Natural Nativity but have so many friends having babies that I'm working on lots of little sweaters, too! Maybe I'll get it started and work on both. All our birthdays are done (thank God) until December. Will have to find something fabulous to knit for Norah's first! :)

    I have the FL sweater on my to-do list...I agree, ripping out is a pain, but I get so frustrated if I have an error...it just nags at me until I give in a start over!

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  2. I've started looking at Christmas knitting, but am distracted by a lace shawl that I plan to wear to a wedding this fall. I'm having trouble with the thoughts of knitting bulky sweaters in July. I like your sweater. It reminds me of a sweater I was working on before the weather got hot.

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  3. Welcome back to the yarn along! I'm back from a long break, too, and it's so nice to see what everyone is working on. Love that green yarn.

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  4. I'm on my second cast on for my second attempt at the Feb Lady too. Those button holes are making me crazy! I hope you're better luck with it continues :)

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  5. Socks...perfect small pickup project for hot days. Always have a pr. on the needles so I don't feel like I'm wasting time when I watch my favorite TV shows! Had quite the stash of sock yarn but am on the last little bit now...an excuse to go shopping!

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  6. Hi, found your blog while scrolling the blog roll. I love your photos (the homeschool in the field - priceless) and how to info. Too funny re: sorry for vegetarians - I am one mostly, but no offense taken. People need info, right? :-) Kim

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