Wednesday, June 15, 2011

:: Yarn Along ::

Joining Ginny, over at small things, again with yarn along. A single photo of a current knitting or crocheting project with a current read. I am really loving these posts, taking a moment to think about what and why I'm knitting or reading. I read...a lot. And I knit...not as much as I'd like but I do have 2-4 projects going either on the needles or in my brain. Leave a comment to share your yarn along.


On the needles :: Well, actually, not on the needles yet, but it is the next project. A sweater for Mr. Wiedz. I've printed off these instructions. I'm going to measure him and a sweater he loves tonight and try to cast on. He wants dropped sleeves and a weird collar (I've got the instructions for the collar) so once I'm done with a endless amount of stockinette stitch I'll have to worry about that...any advice? The yarn (once I find my tag I'll post what I got), we picked up at a local yarn store. We only got a skein of each with the intention of getting more as the budget and sweater need. Not normally a wise choice with dye lots and the like but I'm holding the two strands together, which gives it a really nice mint chocolate chip ice cream look and will hopefully make no issue with dye lots!

On the nightstand :: Just finished Sally Gunning's Bound. Oh. My. So good! Not disappointed. A little disturbing at the beginning but so well written. I'm already missing the characters. I've started Harry Potter 7 again in anticipation of the movie release later this summer. Last time I did this I was disappointed with the movie but I'm holding out hope that I won't sit through the whole thing muttering how unlike the book it is.

BTW: over at small things, yesterday's post about the hats coming in for the Japan project, the top picture with a note about 48 hats coming from one woman...that was my MOM. She was so excited to see her hats in blogland. Mom has set a goal to crochet a hat a day this year, she was already on target to make her goal and now with a broken ankle to keep her in bed with her foot up, she's sure to surpass it!


embracingitall said...

The idea for the sweater is great. Can't wait to see it knitted up. Your mum has been very busy. Hope her ankle is better soon. At least she has something to do to pass the time. Great to hear you loved your book. I haven't read it myself. Jacinta

Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

Thanks for that link and good luck with hubby's sweater.