Yarn Along


Last night while I was trying to sleep, which lately is almost every night, I was thinking about two things.  My first thought is how I will never eat cheese again (lactose intolerant).  I always have this resolution when I am NOT eating.  I think for today I am writing it boldly where I can see it so I do not forget!  My second thought is my yarn along post!!  Yep at 1-2 a.m. I am thinking of the my post.  I did fall asleep so I wonder does this post contain a drowsy factor?

I am reading The Lace Reader and it's a different kind of book.  I can say I am unsure of what is exactly going on, the narrator starts the story by declaring herself a liar.  Well now, I just do not know what is reality or fiction.  I love it!  The unpredictability of the narration has me eagerly reading and page turning.

The ball of yarn to the left is the beginnings of a featherweight cardigan.  I know I swore I would not make another one, but I thought a summer one was in order.  This yarn is Claudia's hand painted silk lace and it is extremely soft and oh so lovely.  It's been in my stash for quite a while.

My other knitting project is another baby cardigan for one of my husband's racquetball friends who is having a baby any day now for the past two weeks.  Men.  I bet that baby was already born.  They are having another boy so I chose some light blue cotton from my stash.  I am doing the old stand by pattern of Elizabeth Zimmermann   Not in the photo are the sparkly socks.  I just started the second sock!

I finished a sweater yesterday that I posted about here.  What are you reading and knitting?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. "who is having a baby any day now for the past two weeks. Men. I bet that baby was already born."

    Hahaha.

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  2. The colors of your yarn are just lovely! So peaceful.

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  3. Oh, that featherweight cardigan is tempting me!! ;) When I was looking at Hannaah Fettig's pattern page (enabler), I saw her featherweight pattern... ah, the rabbit trails we travel in our knitting addiction. LOL! Can't wait to see this one progress!! The Lace Reader sounds intriguing. Have a great day. tanna

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  4. Your yarns are beautiful! I can't wait to see what the cardigan looks like. Babies take their own sweet time--leaves you more time to knit for them :)

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  5. Looking forward to seeing the cardi, the colour yarn you chose is lovely.

    Hoping sleep finds you soon.

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  6. Such pretty yarns! I really do enjoy looking at the featherweight cardi pattern. I wonder if I should cast one on for myself!

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  7. Hand painted silk lace? Oh my Karen, I bet that is a dream to knit!
    The book sounds interesting. I really need something fun to read so
    I'll have to order it.

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  8. the colours of that silk are absolutely stunning - s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g.

    like you, I just started a baby cardigan for a little one that's due any day now - I just hope he or she's not a real biggie or my puerperium won't fit by the time I've finished and mailed it!

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  9. what a perfect summer cardi color--and silk!!!!! yummy!!!!!!

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  10. your brown sweater is gorgeous and good on you for tackling a lace weight cardi next. Ill get that brave one day:)

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  11. oh and im seriously in love with the silk yarn, gorgeous!

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  12. The yarn for your featherweight is beautiful! I can't wait to see it :)
    I'm always up thinking about things to blog about. Being up at all kinda of crazy hours with various little people it makes me feel a little productive when I'm up at 2:30 tucking someone back in.

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  13. Oh my! Featherweight yarn. The effect will be lovely. Oh please do give your husband the benefit of doubt. All my babies were two weeks late. So I know the "any day now" scenario seeming to last a long time.

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  14. Ooh...the yarn for your cardigan is lovely!! And you are so right about Men! I giggled when I read that sentence because I can totally relate! :)

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  15. The yarn for the cardigan is beautiful! I just came across a few skeins of lace yarn yesterday and I want to make something with it (I have no idea when or why I bought it!). I've never knit with lace and the thinness of it makes me nervous. I'm thinking maybe a shawl or scarf or something. I should head to ravelry to look around!

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  16. The hand painted yarn is gorgeous. I bet it is wonderful to knit with.

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  17. I'm sorry, I can't really concentrate on your words - I'm just drooling over that yarn! It's so pretty!

    Joking aside, the book looks interesting too - might have to look it up! Thanks :)

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  18. Looking forward to seeing your finished projects. I think the middle of the night is the best time to ponder on ideas. Remembering them in the morning is the hardest part. Jacinta

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  19. I felt that same way when I was reading the book. I wasn't sure what to think and it kept me reading.

    Yay for finishing your Hawthorne!

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  20. The cardigan is going to be gorgeous! I love that yarn. Men! They are so good at that - Honey I need.....can't you just whip something up? What?!?! The sad part is I usually figure something out and accommodate him which makes me an enabler! Ugh!

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  21. Lol - at least you have some information, and aren't suddenly confronted with the mother and baby who is well on the way to being a toddler and you didn't even know it was on the way! But your yarns are so lovely xxx

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  22. oh yes, the lace reader does leave you guessing for a bit. i loved it though. the old house. the coast. it was right up my alley ;-)

    hee hee...i was in my last trimester for the little bit when i heard the mr. on the phone with a friend. the friend must've asked how far along i was because i heard the mr. say, "we're already in our 4th month." i might've slapped him up the backside of his head for that one. and lucky baby to receive one of your ez sweaters...we LOVED ours :)

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  23. oh such pretty lace wool, i can see how you couldn't resist.

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  24. Love the lace! I've never done anything in lace....patience is not my best virtue :) Lucky new baby, getting some new knit socks! (You made me chuckle - that's exactly how men are with news like that :)

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  25. That hand-painted yarn is too die for. Gorgeous. I can see why it keeps you up at night. :)

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  26. I love the hand painted silk. The cardigan will be stunning! Can't wait to see it.

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  27. The yarn for your featherweight is just gorgeous! I love that pattern, but I really don't have the patience for a garment in such fine yarn ;)

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  28. Lovely yarn. I love baby sweater pattern, it is too cute.

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  29. I like your plans and your yarns. I have to look for this book.

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  30. Oh another cardigan. Awesome! At some point in the future I will be trying one so I will be watching you make this one closely. I am excited already. And even if the new boy is here, I am sure they will all enjoy your handknit gift!
    xo

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  31. As a cheese lover, myself... you made my heart skip a beat on your second sentence!! ;)

    Lovely colors... can't wait to see them in progress and finished. Busy, busy!

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  32. I popped over to see your finished sweater.....it's gorgeous and fits perfect! And I love the yarn for your shawl!!
    I too am a lover of cheese....I recently did a 21 day fast of only veggies, fruit and water and the only thing I really craved was cheese!!
    Happy knitting!!

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  33. I love love love the Claudia yarn! Beautiful. I can't wait to see your sweater!

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  34. Both colors of yarn are incredible!

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  35. The book sounds intriguing and interesting. I'm sure I should take a look at it.

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  36. since i am knitting failure i will comment on the cheese part of the post.

    is it a lactose intolerance or a milk protein? Cabot's (go Cabot's) just came out with a lactose-free cheddar. I can only find it in one store around here but it's changed Emily's world around.

    She was so happy when we found that and coconut milk ice cream!!!

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  37. I cannot imagine a life without cheese. If I couldn't eat it anymore I would have to have a funeral for cheese just to say goodbye, watching all of my friends eat the yummy cheeses. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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