Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Yarn Along--my solemn vow
Hello! I am joining Ginny over at Small Things again this week for another Yarn Along.
As you can see from the above photos, Una's cardigan will be quite lovely when it is done, providing that first off it fits her, and secondly, I get it done. Right now it feels like I have been knitting it forever. I didn't have much time to knit this past week. And my vow? Here it is: I will never again knit the sleeves before the body of a sweater, even if the pattern calls for it! I love this pattern and think that the results will be so pretty, but by the time I am on the second sleeve of a sweater I usually feel like I am in the home stretch, and here I am, starting the second sleeve, and I when I am done with it, I will still have the body and the button bands to do! It is very disheartening...
I did knit a pair of baby Mary Janes in the meantime, just to feel as though I was getting somewhere on something! But I think I am going to go ahead and cast on another project and work back and forth between the two. I still have sweaters to do for Adrian and Gemma, so maybe one of these will help me feel a sense of accomplishment.
As for reading, we will hopefully finish reading our book on the Vikings this week. I think I would like to begin Swallows and Amazons for the kids as a literature read-aloud. With trying to read literature to them and also selections for our history studies, I don't have much time for reading myself right now.
If you enjoy knitting--or crocheting--and good books, stop by Ginny's Yarn Along for some inspiration!