Yarn Along



Let's start with the positive.  I am on the second sleeve!!!  I tell you I love top down construction because the bulk of the knitting is in the yoke and that is when I am most motivated to crank out a sweater.  Remember this is my second attempt as well.  I am not tired of this pattern.  I love it!  Anyways, the first sleeve was super fast and yesterday I started the second sleeve and I am half way done.  All that is left to knit are the button bands....and burying some threads-definitely not a big deal!

Now onto the reading.  I am still reading Rainbow Valley from the Anne of Green Gables series.  I know, I should have been done by now BUT I was traveling and very busy socializing this past weekend.  So that is the excuse and I am sticking with it!!  I have not purchased the eighth book in the series yet so I might be reading a little of something else. I am thinking of asking for the book for Christmas, since I am difficult to buy for at times.  I looked for it in Ottawa and they only had 1 through 4 of the series.

I also picked up, again, Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac just to leaf through.  I have read this book so many times.  Little bits here and there.  I love her humor and just her enjoyment of life and knitting.  What could possibly be better??  In my mind-nothing!

Joining Ginny at Small Things


Comments

  1. It's so cool that you're still enjoying the pattern - and it sounds like you are motoring through it! Can't wait to see it finished :)

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  2. Karen, do you want me to look for your book down here? I have a great local bookstore and the ladies in there are always so helpful.
    Thank you for helping me with chart reading. I do feel like a born knitter who just got started late! I can not believe how much I enjoy it!

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  3. Oh I love your cardie. Just seeing the colour made me happy just now! :)

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  4. What a perfect color for fall!!! Love it. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  5. Good to know that you and I are both about half-way through the second sleeve our sweaters. We'll be done in no time! Your sweater is just lovely, by the way. I love Knitter's Almanac; I've made the February Baby Sweater and enjoyed every stitch. Elizabeth Zimmerman is the best!

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  6. oh so exciting! such a perfect color for fall, you'll be wearing it in no time (is it for you?). i'm waiting for an order of madeline tosh to start my long awaited tea leaves. i do love top down too so i know i'll love this pattern! and love that book too, it's always in the bottom of my knitting basket!

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  7. It looks awesome! I love that you are happy with this!

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  8. I do love that colour :)
    I'm sure it'll look perfect for Autumn when it's finished.

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  9. The sweater looks great! I can't wait to see it finished :)

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  10. Man I do have to read that EZ. I have heard so many folks raving over her and her style. Love that sweater!
    xo,
    Ang

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  11. Always a good sign if you're still in love with a pattern ;)

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  12. I am currently knitting my first Zimmerman pattern ... definitely different than modern patterns, but not at all hard to figure out. :) She seems like a fun lady!

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  13. I plan on knitting Tea Leaves next (as soon as I finish my daughter's Whipporwill Shawl). I love the color you are using--gorgeous! It will be great for fall, and for spring, too.

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  14. Lovely sweater, and I agree with you on top down sweater knitting.

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  15. It's getting so close to being finished. I love it. I need to get a trip in to the yarn shop to make my Tea leaves. Not sure what colour I want to knit mine in yet. Jacinta x

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  16. It looks great, and you're in the homestretch (and a sleeve and a half ahead of me!) I agree, this pattern is really fun to knit. :-)

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  17. Yeah! Progress. Love the leafing through idea a lot in our household.

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  18. You are doing really well - so good to keep up the motivation all the way to the end. xx

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  19. That is such a lovely colour, I can't wait to see the finished piece! No pressure though, take your time =)

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  20. You're on the last leg of your sweater and book! Sounds accomplished if you ask me!

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  21. I'm waiting for my copy of Knitter's Almanac to arrive from the online book shop. I suspect it might be lost in transit.

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