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!


  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...;) )

  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. :)

  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!

  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.

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

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

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