Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

Joining Ginny of Small Things







This past week I have had a million different knitting patterns and ideas floating around in my head. The good news is that I stayed focused enough to work on my In Threes: A Baby Cardigan for my youngest gal. It is turning out beautifully and I even bought some buttons for it. I hope that next week we'll be to show it off. This week I also found a pattern for a knit clutch and I decided that would be a super easy and quick little gift for myself. It is a flat knit with a bit of sewing involved. I would like to line it with fabric but I am not sure how to go about it. Any advice or books or websites I should read?  The On the Go-veralls aren't pictures because I haven't made any progress yet. It might shelved for a while as I hope to start a sweater for myself. I have already knit two sweaters this year. If you had asked me two years ago to knit a sweater, I would have laughed.

A funny bit to share, last Friday night my husband and I were talking about money. ( not my favorite topic) but I said "Thank goodness for you and the girls because otherwise if left to my own devices I would probably squander all my money on books, yarn, and wine." He agreed. I had a professor in college once tell me that she would rather spend her money on a book then a new pair of shoes. I knew she was a kindred spirit after that. Is there really anything better?

My reading for the week. I don't usually read magazines but I have been getting these free all year. I have to say that Martha Stewart Living is my favorite. She is really just clever in the realm of domestics. I am reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time. An interesting read. I am also trying to read a chapter a night of Simplicity Parenting. Lastly, I found this meditation book. Hopefully it will prove to be useful. 


Happy Knitting!

7 comments:

  1. For one whole year I received every monthly issue of Martha Stewart for free. I don't know why. I love them all. Silly, as I would never buy them myself...

    I am always deciding between more yarn or shoes, more yarn or sweater,etc. Yarn always wins. (besides, in a pinch I can KNIT myself a new sweater or even a functional pair of shoes, so really I'm being practical, thrifty, AND crafty...;) )

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  2. Oh, I'd love to read any advice you get about how to line knits - it's something I've wondered how to do for awhile now! Love the knit clutch pattern! And I'm with you - I'll take books and yarn over shoes any day of the week. :)

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  3. What beautiful knitting.
    I'm eyeing up your MSL magazine with jealousy - I cancelled my overseas subscription because it was too heavy on the adverts but I do miss it!

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  4. love the clutch that is a present for yourself!! And that sweater is going to be stunning with those buttons. Nice buttons are so very hard to find around here.

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  5. Always nice to be knitting something for yourself. I would take books and yarn over shoes any day :) I love Simplicity Parenting.

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  6. I should be getting my MSL this week. Can't wait!

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  7. Your In-Three's cardigan is lovely and the color is perfect for the pattern. Can't wait to see it done!

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