Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yarn Along

Coming Very Late to Ginny's yarn along because stoopid Blogger wouldn't let me post pics all day!  Go visit her for more yarn projects!

This week I've started a new project and 2 new books!

The books, both children's books, are The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, and Maud Hart Lovelace's Winona's Pony Cart.  The latter is an offshoot of the Betsy-Tacy series, in case you don't know.  And utterly charming, just like the rest, in case you haven't read them.  And why haven't you?

The Penderwicks is the 3rd in a series.  It's a lot of fun, too.  I hope I can get my kids to read them, but they seem to have other things on their list, like every Harry Potter book before the final movie comes out in a few weeks.

Oh, the third book?  Custom Knits contains the pattern for the sweater I''m knitting for myself.  It's a summer sweater, if I choose to leave the sleeves short.  Since the book is "custom knits" it tells you how to personalize your garments.  So we'll see if this ends up a short or long-sleeved cotton sweater!  It's knit from the top down, so I can try it on as I go and adjust the fit as needed.  The lime green yarn you see is the provisional cast-on.  If I did it correctly, I'll be able to remove that and insert a needle into the loops so I won't have a seam at the shoulders.  If I did it right.  Did you catch that Big If?  

I've been dying to make this sweater for over a year, so I'm excited, but I took one look at the pattern and said, "I have no idea how to do this!"  So, one step at a time.  One new skill at a time.  

You have to challenge yourself in your knitting or you'll never knit anything besides hats and scarves, and where's the fun in that?


  1. Stoopid Blogger wouldn't let me comment from my phone. Pooh!

    When I knitted my first sweater I had to keep myself from reading ahead and freaking out about stitches I didn't know and directions I didn't understand. "One row at a time" for sure.

    I have only ever knit myself a scarf -- I just don't think I can knit for that long on a sweater. ;-)
    The knitting slows way down in the summer, too. So much for all those Christmas gifts!

  2. i saw a girl at ATHfest wearing a cream-colored, loosely crocheted, long, fitted was actually super cute! maybe your next project?


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