Yarn Along


I have made some progress on the baby sweater.  I am almost done with the first sleeve.  It's a top down construction by Elizabeth Zimmermann.  The yoke is first, sleeves, and then body.  Last week when I started it, I was eight rows in and forgot to do buttonholes.  Yep.  I started over.  I am so thankful that I thought of the buttonholes at eight rows!!!  My other knitting project in the photo is the forever Hawthorne Cardigan that I have barely barely touched.  I think I did one or two more waist shaping decreases, that's it. Not in the photo is my periwinkle shawl that I blogged about yesterday. Oh and I did finish the Sprouts shawl.

I was very eager to get into Rebecca last week.  So after starting the book I never realized how SLOW the beginning is/was.  Really, the first couple of chapters were not interesting and I seriously thought of shelfing the book.  I stuck with it and thankfully the plot thickened and our dear heroine is living at Manderley, and is properly being spooked out of her little mind.  Gothic romances are pretty good :)

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Thank goodness you remembered the button holes before you progressed too far. Once again I love the yarns you use, they are always so lovely.
    I had a hard time getting into my book too, but like you I am glad I kept going.

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  2. beautiful knits,, are those turbos i see. i LOVE my turbos.

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  3. I'm longing to do some baby knitting but no one's having a baby...

    I love Rebecca too...enjoy your read...

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  4. Love this photo - the colours of the book and your projects match so good!
    Love your periwinkle frost shawl too.

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  5. You knitting looks beautiful! it would be so nice to have a baby to make things for but all our families and friends are growing up quickly.

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  6. Love the yarn you're using. Oh I wold be so upset at myself about forgetting button holes!

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  7. What is that red yarn, it's sooo beautiful.

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  8. Such softness in this post! Your yarn spells out winter warmth and cosiness. Rebecca? I haven't read it yet... this may be the time!

    Have a lovely week. We are at -10°C here in France!

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  9. I have been trying and trying to get into Rebecca. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who found it kind of boring in the beginning.
    I'll have to press on. I'm still in the first or second chapter.

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  10. I love that yarn! Your knits all look so lovely. I'm glad you caught the button holes - I hate having to go back.

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  11. Glad you caught the buttonholes. I'm loving the color and the look of that little cardigan! blessings ~ Tanna

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  12. WOW. You are a busy beaver! Nice projects for sure!

    :)
    jen

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  13. Lovely yarn (as ever!), and I'm glad you hadn't got too far before remembering about the buttons!

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  14. Ohh I did that once with button holes. Except I finished the sweater before remembering :-/ I am in love with your yarns! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  15. oh, that buttonhole thing--good catch!!!! It's going to be lovely!

    and all your shawl knitting!!! way to go!!! :)

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  16. Ha that would be something i would do...good thing you remember to add them in!! Beautiful yarn choice too!!

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  17. The baby sweater looks nice - I thought I recognized that type of yarn - Cascade 220 - and then checked your ravelry page. I love Cascade's heathers.

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  18. Rebecca sounds cool-gotta put it on my list. Great save at 8 rows!! Wow your knits are always so gorgeous!
    xo,
    Ang (peach coglo)

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  19. the colours of everything in your photo are so warm and cosy - the perfect winter palette!

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  20. Please tell me ~ can you knit and read at the same time? I can't figure out how you are knitting all of this AND reading a novel like that! You must be able to do both simultaneously....I thought about getting something that will read a book out loud to me while I knit as I am feeling like a slacker here!

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  21. Thanks for the baby sweater rec. I love the name - so perfect for this month. I don't own any Zimmerman books/patterns yet - maybe this should be the first! Lovely color choice!

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  22. Your blog always makes me feel happy :-).

    The colors of the sweaters and the book binding and even that bit of plaid behind look so pleasing together.

    Rebecca is one of my all-time favorite movies, but I confess that I've never read the book.

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  23. Looks so warm and cozy. I wish I knew how to knit. I just crochet.

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  24. I love your picture, it is so pleasing to the eyes. Fabulous colours of yarn too. I started Rebecca and got about 1/2 way through before I got bored......so I skipped to the end and read that a bit. Seems like a good story to me, I think my frame of mind wasn't there at the time though.

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  25. A friend inroduced me to Rebecca this year - I loved it!

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  26. beautiful knitting! oh dear on the buttonholes, i just did that same thing!

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  27. Lovely yarn for the baby sweater!

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  28. Ha! I forgot the button holes on my EZ sweater too, but I've just left it as is. Yours is beautiful. I love it without the lace...think I might have to try that in wool for a fall sweater. Beautiful colors too!

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  29. Better late than never when discovering missed buttonholes!
    Love the colors. Than tan looks soooo comfy!

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  30. You have been so very productive!

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  31. Oh my! I hate it when I realise that I have no choice but to undo rows to undo a mistake. Love Rebecca. Such a good novel.

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  32. I love that rose color you are using for the sweater. hang in there... ripping back is no fun, but doing it "right" is so satisfying!

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  33. Oh I LOVE Rebecca- both the novel and the movie. But you're right- it does start off pretty slow.

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  34. Good catch on the sweater (I ripped out 10" on my husband's sweater once ...it's amazing how you don't repeat them!) - I love the colour.

    So glad you didn't give up on Rebecca. It's always tough when books start slowly; you don't know if it will continue that way until you get a ways through. It is a great read!

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  35. How convenient that you found an edition of "Rebecca" which matches the color of your yarn! :D

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  36. Lots of people knitting EZ baby sweaters right now, it seems! Yet another great pattern that I'll have to try!

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  37. yay for remembering the buttons! I never do. :(

    It looks beautiful!

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