Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Currently on the Needles

Same book this week I'm afraid.  I haven't been reading much because of all the knitting and because of my eyes being tired at the end of the day from the endless drops.  I'm hoping that they are getting better!!  Next week I see the doctor.  Anyways, I'm enjoying my book when I do read it.

My knitting has been productive.  I finally did the photo shoot of my pullover and posted yesterday.  Thank you for the kind comments and I agree that I'm being picky.  I finished all the mitts I wanted to finish and I've started on some more Christmas knitting for December.  Super secret knitting so I can't say much.  Hopefully over the holiday weekend I'll be starting some more projects that I can talk about.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Purple Daelyn Pullover Complete

Hey, guess what?  I finished that sweater - more than a week ago and my oh my was my blocking off and maybe still is with that pesky garter stitch slant...  The first time I blocked it, I did a slap dash job and it showed.  The sweater was too long.  So the second time I blocked it wide and used a measuring tape.  Much much much better.

I might be picky but do you see how the front bunches a tiny bit?  Yup.  I don't like that.  So the question is:  is it just me being very picky?  is that the way pullovers are and I'm a die hard cardigan wearer?  should I block the sweater again?

When faced with such dilemmas I tend to put the garment aside and wait it out.  There have been countless sweaters that I finish and my expectations are not met exactly.  Time away does do wonders.  For instance, on Saturday when I took the photos I really was not happy.  Now that I'm blogging about it and looking at it, I think I might be crazy and picky.  I like the sweater!

The pattern was fantastic to follow and of course Ella Rae yarn is delightful to knit with.  I prefer it over Cascade 220 because of how soft it is.  Ravelry note here.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog.

Brr, this weekend was chilly, but a good kind of chilly, at least for me.  The knitter in me is giddy deciding what wool to wear outside.  Friday was indeed my birthday --  thank you to all of you sleuths who figured out from ravelry and wished me well.  My day was quite nice.

I found the new Jane Austen Knts magazine and of course bought a couple of books.  My husband and I had dinner out and enjoyed being with each other.  Both kids called as well as many family members.  All good.  All fun!

My self imposed deadline that is arbitrary has not been met.  However, maybe by the time I go to sleep I'll be a day behind...of course completely self imposed.  The best kind of time crunch there is.
I really wanted to finish reading my Flannery O'Connor collection book this weekend and that did not happen either.

Today my friends came over for some knitting and eating.  Lots of projects on the needles and discussions of knit shops near and far.  Sigh... I love this hobby and the sisterhood knitting creates.

So I'm finishing up this post, my laundry and I'll be sitting and sipping my tea while you visit me.

How was your weekend?