Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yarn Along



Drum roll please.........I am on the collar of my featherweight cardigan! I know most people do not like to knit sleeves but for some reason I fly through them.  I think it is because I know the end is near.  You know, the project is near completion.  I made the sleeves three quarter length and now that itty bitty bit of yarn left over is for the collar.  I do have another skein of Madelinetosh lace in the same color but I really do not want to wind up 1000 yards.  So I might fudge the collar with another green from this project.  If  I do not like the way it looks together then I guess I will be winding lots of lace yarn this week.

This week I am reading How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron.  It is very lighthearted and entertaining so far.  I have to admit I do love all the knitting that is being sprinkled in the story line.  Love and yarn paired together?  Sure, why not!

I finished The Distant Hours and I have to say the ending was spectacular!!  If you have not read the book, it is a must read.  So keep an eye out for it when you are at the library or the bookstore.  You will love it.

I still have not found my lost mitts.  I guess they are lost.  I tore apart the hall closet once, doing it again will probably not make them appear.  I have made a resolution of sorts.  I will not sit in the car and take off my mitts and keep them on my lap!  That is the only way I lost them.

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23 comments:

  1. Congrats on being at the collar already - that's very impressive! Hope the other yarn looks beautiful and saves you a whole lot of winding ;)

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  2. I can not wait to see you modeling the cardigan! I really want to knit one too and I am planning on it during the holiday break.
    I haven't read The Distant Hours so I will have to pick it up. My reading time is picking back up a little so I need good books.
    xx

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  3. So close! I can't wait to see it :)

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  4. The cardigan looks beautiful. Almost done!

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  5. Collar=ALMOST DONE!!!! Yeah! It's gorgeous. Can't wait for the ta-dah!

    You HAVE checked all your winter/fall coat/jacket pockets? And your winter purse? and all your knitting bags with UFOs that might have traveled with you? and the glove compartment (do you think anyone actually puts gloves in a glove compartment?) of the car????? (I've found lost things in all those places in the past.....I'm hoping your mitts are just hiding out somewhere!)

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  6. I'm with Tracey - model! model! Bummer about the mitts...seems to be an epidemic. I couldn't find any of my warm things either this year. And it's freezing out there this morning! Sadly, no time to knit my own...too many others to knit for now. I'll just have to buy a pair until I can make my own.

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  7. wow! that's a lot of lace yarn you put into that sweater. impressive!

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  8. I can't wait to see it. I have it added on my favorites. The book sounds like something I may like!

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  9. Oh, it's looking so nice, Karen! Can't wait to see it finished - you'll model it, right?

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  10. Love the color of your cardigan! And I may need to check out the book. I've been trying to find a novel that includes knitting to read but all the ones I've tried aren't very good.

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  11. Oh wow I lurve that yarn!! I can't wait to see it completed!

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  12. Lovely! I just love the look of stockinette in the laceweight. :)

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  13. i'm with you on the sleeves karen, i don't mind them and really actually get excited, the sweater is nearing completion! yours is going to be so pretty. i strangely like to wind wool, the swift spinning round and round while the winder softly clicks, mesmerizing...

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  14. Can't wait to see the cardi! Let me know how you like the end of the book... I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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  15. you are sooooo close! and i'm still loving that color.

    ps: i'm one who dreads the sleeves.

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  16. Ooh, how exciting. Can't wait to see the finished cardi!!

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  17. The book sounds cute! I'm with you on the sleeves. Once the front and back are done, it's all downhill :)

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  18. I can't wait to see your cardi when it's finished. I've got The Forgotten Garden on my to-read list, and now I'll have to add How To Knit a Loves Song. I hope your mitts show up. My daughter lost her camera charger and we looked *everywhere* for it. Then, about a week after we stopped looking, she found it in a *very* unlikely place :-)

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  19. Wow! You're nearly there! I love the pattern - looking forward to seeing the finished project.
    Such a shame about your mittens! I still have one lone mitten from a pair a friend knit for me - I lost the second one a few years ago but still hope it may magically turn up...

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  20. Way to go, Karen!

    After just finishing Rachael Herron's newest book, I'm putting this one and the next on my reading list.

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  21. Yay! You'll be done with your sweater in no time. I can't wait to see the finished object. I just love all the sweaters you make. And wowee...that Olive Tree Shawl is gorgeous.

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  22. Yay! You are almost finished. I bet that sweater is going to feel fabulous with Madelinetosh yarn. Thanks for sharing about The Distant Hours. I just put it on my 'Books to Check Out' list.

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  23. Congats on soldiering through the featherweight. I have to admit that project got the better of me and mine was frogged long ago.

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