Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yarn Along


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Joining Ginny of Small Things



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I've been kind of slacking on the knitting this past week because baking has taken over our small house. But I have made some progress. Sadly, I finished the baby heirloom sweater and after all that work, I just don't like the way it looks. I have been rather frustrated about it so I put it away for now and maybe I'll feel better about it in a few weeks. I am almost finished the Milo Sweater for my oldest gal. She wants to put in on so badly but I want to add some embellishments to it first. I have loved knitting this sweater and can't wait to start another. I decided to start work on a sweater from the pattern In Threes: A baby cardigan. Super easy and a quick knit. It won't be finished for my baby in time for Christmas but it will make a nice Epiphany gift. It's not pictured above but I am also almost finished my infinity cowl. Just in time for our trip up north. 

I am also finishing a great book, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I must recommend this book! I wasn't sure if I would like it because it seemd a little sad from the book flap but it is amazing! A haunting winter read. I think I will start re-reading the Little House on the Praire series next or maybe The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I know that is a weird choice but this time of year always reminds me reading that book in 12th grade for my literature class. I am sure what is was about that story but it really helped form my love of the classics. As far as knitting goes, I think I will work on some more cowls and neck wraps. I am building a stock for the future. We will moving here in the next year or so and I am putting little wishes of a location with a cold winter into each knit item. Upstate New York sounds nice...don't you think? We have lived there once with the Navy and I wouldn't mind that again. 


I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Blessings to you and yours! 


  1. Great idea putting something frustrating away. When you bring it back out, you will be able to tackle what you didn't like about it with fresh eyes. Merry Christmas to you! Tricia @

  2. I just love making Milo's! my son loves his owl one very much.
    Shame about the heirloom sweater, but like you say, maybe you'll feel different about it in a few weeks.
    I totally agree about the snow child being a great book! one I will definitely re-read in the future.

  3. those colors are like jewels. so lovely.

  4. I have made 2 in threes and agree, easy and great knit! I just started reading that book, I'm on the 2nd chapter so far. It is so beautifully written.

  5. Adding your book to my list, thanks. Love that yarn colours, and I too love knitting the Milo, such a lovely pattern.

  6. I have heard from lori x five that snow child is a great book, i must find it now with two recommends. Thanks.

  7. That purple is so lovely! I remember reading The Snow Child when I was little!

  8. I loved reading Snow Child! I thought is was so so good. Merry Christmas to you too!