Yarn Along



My featherweight cardigan is making steady progress.  I finished the ribbing and started with the button bands.  I'm leaving the sleeves last because I only have 1100 yards.  I wanted to make the button band as wide to my liking so sleeve length has been compromised if I am running short.  I'm at peace with my decision.  My focus has been this cardigan and I want to finish it soon.  Until I do-no more new projects. (I just said that with my fingers crossed, ha ha).

My other knitted project is a pair of socks for my husband in that lovely shade of gray!  I have been doing a sock knitting tutorial here here and here!  I love making socks cuff down and if you do as well check out the tutorials.

This week I am reading I Capture the Castle and it's a nice comfortable read.  It's about a girl and her journal and her documenting her life in the country-my daughter is correct, I do like reading it.  I'm enjoying the journal format of the book and the descriptive countryside.  

A little housekeeping note:  I have changed my domain name to pumpkinsunrise.com.  All of the redirects are supposed to be automatic but just thought I would bring it to your attention if you needed to know.

Joining Ginny

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  1. That is a lovely shade of grey! I can never knit enough grey! I Capture the Castle sounds very interesting. Your cardigan is coming along swiftly. And I do love that color. How will you be doing the sleeves--2 at a time, maybe magic loop??

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  2. Can't wait to see that cardi Karen ;o)

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  3. I love I Capture the Castle, both the book and the film. I love the colour of your cardigan!

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  4. Oh still reading one of my favourite books...I Capture the Castle is such a nice gentle book...I must look it out again.

    I had no problems coming over from Ginny's so it seems the change has worked ok.

    Love the socks..I'm really into grey at the moment.

    Have a happy July 4th.
    Deb

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  5. I'm so excited to see your finished cardi! I'm sure it will be done in no time (even with fingers crossed ;-)

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  6. your cardi is so so lovely!!!! can't wait to see the FO! (I got more yarn for guy-socks...I'll be joining you there soon!) sounds like a book I need to add to my to-read list...now just finding a bit of time---will be so glad to get home next week and into some kind of gentle summer routine!!!!

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  7. I haven't read this book before, and I think I definitely want to pick it up. I love journal format, it seems so personal (obviously :-)). And the yarn colors are lovely. I especially like the featherweight cardigan. It looks beautiful!

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  8. So excited to see both finished. I completely understand crossing fingers. One top down sock inquiry - how do you utilize most of your yarn. I hate having bits of it left, so I lean toward toe up and making the leg as long as I like or using all the yarn.

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    1. I sort of guess. I know that 200 yards for a one man's foot (8 1/2 inches for leg and cuff, and 8 1/2 inches for edge of heel to toe shaping) leaves me with left overs. I use the left overs in scrappy hats or Christmas ornaments. It is a negative to cuff down.

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  9. The movie was really good. I can't wait to start the book for my summer reading.

    I also can't wait to see your featherweight all finished. :-)

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  10. Your Featherweight is coming along so nicely. I can't wait to see more!

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  11. can't wait to see your finished cardi!

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  12. I can't compromise on my sleeves. If they're too short I just won't wear it. Of course, if the body isn't long enough I won't wear it, either. I'm intensely picky about my cardigans, I guess. (:

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  13. I continue to be blown away by the fact that people make entire sweaters out of lace-weight yarn. I don't think I would have the patience... It looks so lovely, though. xo

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  14. Ooh, both yarns looks so yummy!

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  15. Can't wait to see your finished cardi!

    Happy Fourth of July!

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  16. I can't wait to see the cardigan finished!!! I love it! I love the grey socks too. I wish my husband would wear knitted socks but he won't so I won't even bother making them! :-)

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  17. I just love that shade of grey, so soft and cozy!
    And the cardigan looks gorgeous, I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  18. Love the shade of grey for the socks! And that book sounds good...adding it to my list! :)

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  19. i have that book in the to-read stack. maybe i need to move it further up the queue...

    you are getting so close with your cardigan! excited for you :)

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  20. isn't it great when others know our taste so well they can make great recommendations? i find it funny that you said your daughter didn't like the book and that's why you'd probably like it. it's just like when i have my sister or husband taste something for me to tell me if i'd like it or not. they're usually right and i love that!

    by the way, the redirect to the new domain worked fine!

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  21. Very pretty cardie, love those colours.
    Now a nice pair of socks I could really use, as I have just started knitting one after a lot of years of not I may just visit your helpful tutorial, Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Your cardigan looks so pretty Karen and I am loving the sock tutorial. I wish we lived closer so we could sit on the porch knitting and chatting. You have so much knitting wisdom that I would love to learn. I hope you are having a great 4th and thanks for the book recommendation, I will have to order a copy to read.

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  23. I can't wait to see your finished sweater, friend. Good choice on the sleeves... it's what I would do!

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  24. I loved 'I capture the castle.' Apparently it is also a film?

    Your socks are looking great and I love the grey. Thanks for the sock making posts, they have been book marked! I am making my first pair of socks right now and I'm currently knitting the heel flap. Looking at your photos has made the next steps easier to understand. I will be using your math in the future I believe! :)

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  25. You are making steady progress on the cardigan. Enjoying seeing it come to the finish. blessings ~ tanna

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  26. I so laughed at the "no new projects" and "fingers crossed." More self imposed goals. I'm so terrible at those when it comes to knitting/crocheting. Can't wait to see the finished projects and what you start next ;)

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  27. Well I can't say I blame you for crossing your fingers... after all, what if you find the perfect project? ;) That being said, these two look lovely :)

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  28. I've just ordered up the book from my library- sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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