Yarn Along


For knitting this week I have been focusing on finishing the cowl for my daughter before she goes back to her apartment on Friday.  I have about 7-9 rows to go.  I have great hopes that I will be casting off today and soaking in wool wash and blocking by tonight.  My other project that has gained my knitting attention is a new sweater that I blogged about yesterday.  I am winging it on the gauge......which means there is a good chance (50%) that I might be ripping it out.  I tend to knit whatever needle size is called for in a pattern so fingers crossed that this is true.  How I wish I would have documented the needles size on the first sweater.

I finished Digging to America and I really did not care for it as much as I had hoped.  There really was no conflict to be resolved.  More like a character exploration.  At the very very end there was some tiny minor conflict resolution that had me thinking "that's it?".  I am glad I finished the book.  So now I have started the eighth book in the Anne series, Rilla of Ingleside.  How did Santa know that I wanted this book???  He is just amazing sometimes.

Joining Ginny at small things

Comments

  1. That Santa is such a wise fellow!

    I didn't do a gauge swatch for my cardigan either, just went with the recommended needle size so I have my fingers crossed for both of us! :)

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  2. I hope you enjoy the latest Anne book. :) The brown yarn looks so soft. I hope the gauge works out for you!

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  3. I tell you those yarns are just yummy. I hate doing swatches. Sometimes to my regret. LOL! It is funny how in going back to repeat a pattern, I have realized how much I wish I had made better notes! ;) lovin' on those yarns... tanna

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  4. I think I'm going to have to do a swatch for my sweater coming up, as my first adventure in adult sized knitting. Good luck, I hope it comes out just right :)

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  5. I am pretty bad at knitting swatches and sometimes I end up un-knitting things. Love the color of the yarn for the cowl.

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  6. Oh - more gorgeous grey yarn - and your daughter's cowl is beautiful. Pity about6 the first book, but I hope you enjoy the next in your Anne series. Good old Santa :) xxx

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  7. WOW--are we all taking the leap of faith??? No swatch for me, either (and around town, I'm known as the swatch-Nazi!) I ALWAYS go down two needle sizes...wanted my knit to be slightly larger than the pattern, so only went down one. I've got fingers and toes all crossed for us.

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  8. Good luck with your gauge! I've done that several times and have been okay a lot of the time. I hope the same for you!

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  9. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't have to frog that sweater, Karen. ;-)

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  10. Truly I hate swatching. Of course this attitude usually ends up causing me more frustration in the end. It just seems like such a hassle, knit, measure, reknit, wash, block...BLECH! Love the yarn you are using and all the fruit!

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  11. Loving that cowl....yellow and orange sure do brighten things up right about now! I'm sure your sweater will be beautiful - crossing my fingers for you that your gauge is right :)

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  12. I usually knit with the recommended needle size too until my latest scarf (had to go down 2 needles!). Hope it works out well. Rilla of Ingleside? Didn't know about that one. I really must start over from the beginning with the series.

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  13. Oh I haven't read Rilla yet. I must get back to that series soon! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. hee hee, swatching, i agree. hopefully your spot on and your sweater will be perfect!

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  15. Both of those yarns look gorgeous - my 2 favourite colours :) Hope the lack of swatching isn't an issue and that your project comes out perfectly :)

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  16. Rilla is by far the best book ever written, just my humble opinion! ;)

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  17. Thanks for stopping by the World of Wiedz.

    I love both of those yarns. The alpaca makes me want to touch it. Good luck with the sweater.

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  18. I always pay dearly when I wing it on the gauge and yet I continue to do so.

    The cowl will be scrumptious! Lucky daughter.

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  19. What sort of wool wash do you use? Do you always wash and block your projects. Those yarns look awesome and I am in love with your stitch markers.:)
    xo,
    Ang (peach coglo)

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  20. I love the grey! Knit away, friend!

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  21. Rilla! Oh, a beloved old friend. She's awesome.
    JNCL
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

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  22. Santa is amazing indeed and he has a great taste in books! Loved that series!

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  23. I love that orange-yellow colorway!!

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  24. Rilla is my favorite of all the Anne books--I've read it the most of any of them. Enjoy it!

    I love the color you chose for your sweater!

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  25. That's a great yarn you have there (the orange one)- beautiful colours :)

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  26. I hope you haven't done too much if you're going to have to rip it out! I just frogged a scarf last week...sigh.

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  27. Well done, Santa! I'm happy to see you reading L.M.Montgomery again.

    I love the orange of the cowl! Hope you got it finished!

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  28. gorgeous knits!! Good luck on finishing the cowl!!

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  29. I love, love, love the yarn you're using (you used?) for the cowl. So bright and cheery… xo

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