Yarn Along



I have been furiously knitting the barnacle cardigan this week.  I had a brief hiccup when I realized that the design of the sleeve was using up too much yarn.  So I ripped out the sleeve and redesigned it.  Now it tapers down the whole length of my arm and I have plenty of yarn!!  One sleeve is done and the other sleeve has about four hours of knitting to go.  Today is the day it will be done.  phew.  I must say I'm excited about wearing this one.  The fit is wonderful, one of the many reasons top down construction is my favorite-I can try it on as I knit.  I'm a little giddy thinking about how it will look and feel after a wool soak.    Still thinking about how to fasten the top, either it will be hook and eye or tiny snaps, not sure yet.

My reading is calm and mildly entertaining.  I bought this book at a book sale and it's been sitting on the shelves.  Prayers for Sale is a string of short stories woven together in a long story about an older woman reminiscing about her past with a new young neighbor.  I'm enjoying it so far.  There's a bit of bittersweet heartache mixed in with happiness.

What are you reading and knitting this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Dearest Karen, I know you are going to get so much wear out of your sweater. How clever of you to redesign the sleeves, smart thinking.
    Now I want to see pictures of you modeling your sweater after it's blocked!

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  2. Your sweater looks lovely and I am a big fan of grey, [ the new black ]! Loved "prayer for sale", anything Sandra Dallas is good.

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  3. I am so impressed that you can just "redesign" a sleeve!!! You amaze me! Cant wait to see the finished product! Have a wonderful day!

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  4. I can't wait to see it! Have fun finishing :)

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  5. Good for you being able to redesign and forge ahead!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!! Happy Knitting!!

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  6. I can't wait to see the finished, redesigned sweater. Good luck finishing it today! :-)

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  7. can't wait to see the FO!!! I've been loving this sweater since you cast on (my favorite color, of course!!!) also, sounds like a good book....i'm adding it to the list!!!

    (thanks for letting me know my link got lost....it's fixed now. I do sort of like Sherbert, though!)

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  8. I don't think I'd be able to re-design a sleeve. I'l call on you should I ever need a project redesigned! I like Sandra Dallas, but I don't think I've read that one.

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  9. I can't wait to see it! I love your new yarn by the way.

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  10. I'm finishing up The Snow Child (slow reader/bedtime readerthese days.) Just bought new yarns to start a new granny stripe blanket ~ spring colors ~ not my usual, but refreshing in a sherbert-y kind of way :) You are so clever to know how to redesign knitting patterns. Joining the others in that I will love to see the final project. Happy finishing up today!

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  11. It's always a good decision to be patient and try again if you know something isn't going to work- I've learned that lesson! :) Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  12. Sounds like a good read, thanks for sharing! Always nice to tweak a pattern and have things work out in one's favor...
    Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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  13. love the color of that sweater. and YES on the top down sweater knitting. i just discovered that awesomeness myself. helps you figure if you need to change anything before you have finished the whole sweater. :)

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  14. I love Quince patterns and can't wait to see what this looks like when finished. I'm still knitting Hannah's socks and hope to get some knitting time this evening. Your read sounds interesting, I keep meandering from one book to another at the moment. I think it's because there are two books I really want to read but have been dawdling to buy. I must get myself organised.

    Happy knitting.
    Deb

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  15. Thanks for commenting on my little blog! your sweater looks heavenly...I need to stop knitting for little people and make something for myself one of these days!!

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  16. Oh, beautiful sweater. Thanks for visiting my place today!

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  17. Oh it is coming along so nicely, I can't wait to see it on you.

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  18. This is going to be beautiful, and grey is a color that will look fantastic with almost everything!

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  19. I love the deep charcoal color of the yarn for your sweater - so lovely. I'm partial to the older/younger friend stores, like in Fried Green Tomatoes so I appreciate the book recommend! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment!

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  20. it is such a pretty pattern, i'm sure your going to love your sweater! i am like you and mostly change sleeves too!

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  21. i like books and movies with bittersweet heartache. it drives the mr. crazy but i control the netflix queue so ha!

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  22. I can't wait to see your completed sweater. I know it will be gorgeous!

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  23. Only four hours. That is practically done in my book. My mom read and recommended that book to me. Haven't yet gotten to it.

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  24. Ohh you are so close to being done with the sweater! I can't wait to see it complete. I love the color!

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  25. Oooh! It's so exciting that you've probably finished by now! :) I can't wait to see it all done. And I love how you modified the sleeves - so smart!

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  26. You are so close! It's going to be wonderful - how exciting to have a new sweater to keep warm in!

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  27. LOVE the sweater! I do hope you will show us a picture of the final fit when you get it finished!

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  28. Well done you, I'm really looking forward to seeing pictures of you in your new cardigan!

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  29. Ooh I love that cardigan pattern - so lovely! I've really enjoyed my top-down pattern this month so I'm on the lookout for another one.

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