Thursday, August 25, 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. 

I do love seeing what others are knitting and can always use some reading suggestions! Leave a comment so I can see what you're up to. And go over to Ginny's to see what others are up to.


On the needles :: Well, Mr. Wiedz's sweater is still on the needles after a brief time off the needles. After reading Ginny's yarn along from last week where she mentioned that shortly after the picture of her beautiful lace panel sweater was taken she undid it all to work it on different needles. That got me thinking. Mr. Wiedz's sweater was not completely correct. The pattern was written to be worked flat but since I don't like working flat I did it in the round. And there were mistakes. First just one or two but then there were more. And I started wondering about splitting for the collar and doing the sleeves, with the pattern written flat I wasn't sure how I was going to fudge along at those points. With all of these issues mounting, I had taken to just not working on it. But after reading Ginny's tear out story I decided to bite the bullet. I'm so glad I did. It is going so much better! The pattern is working so nicely. It is easier to keep track of where I'm at. It's going faster. It is still not likely to be finished for fishing season but progress!

On the nightstand :: Even with that whole stack of books I've not really hit a huge reading vibe. I've started both Giants of the Earth and Howard's End. I think I'll settle on Howard's End first, taking it camping this weekend so I'm bound to get some reading in, right?


pippasmum said...

I love your sweater so far - I am a huge fan of cables. I recently bought a book of cable patterns I am dying to try but I am trying to force myself to finish a few other pieces first.
Have you gotten far into Howard's End? I have meant to read that forever...

Mistea said...

Oh my, that sweater is looking gorgeous already. I look forward to seeing your progress on this one it may be just the incentive I need to get the needles clicking again.
Enjoy the books.