Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Yarn Along Wednesday

Joining Ginny again for the weekly yarn along...

Last week, I was frantically finishing up a Clockwork knit to wear the following night for a book signing/trunk show.  I did get it done!  That afternoon I was holding baby Logan while blow drying it but I made it in time and the show was great.

This week, I'm working on a test knit for an upcoming pattern release.  I'm enjoying it so far and it is very easy to follow.  I hate to admit it but after the Clockwork and now this, I might actually l like a few rows of stockinette stitch.  Just a few.  I've got a project already started for it and once this is done, I'll jump back into it.

As for reading this week, my kids are very into a book I picked up a week or so ago.  Anything Roald Dahl is so great to read.  The Enormous Crocodile is just long enough to be deemed a "chapter" book for them yet it has cute pictures and a quick witted story.  With using different character voices for the animals, I can read the 31 pages and not have a boy interrupt me.  Well a bigger boy at least.  Baby Logan isn't quite that patient.  For me, I'm reading Yarn Harlot after seeing it pop up more than once around the Yarn Along and of course loving it.  I so love being able to use this as a spring board for finding reading and knitting projects!

18 comments:

  1. We're crazy about anything Roald Dahl to :) His books are so much fun to read with kids. I love the yarn along to for the perfect excuse to hunt for new knitting projects and books to read *grin*. It really keeps me on my toes to so that I have something new to share each week!

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  2. Roald Dahl has been one of my favourites as long as I can remember. I just read The Twits this week!
    I've been considering trying a Clockwork after gawking at your Pansy for a while...although the test knit is another gorgeous looking scarf!...And then there is the KAL you put me on to...much to think about.

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  3. those colors! oh my, i love them!
    roald dahl has been well loved in our household for ever!
    lovely, lovely, lovely

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  4. I havent heard of this one by Ronald Dahl. He has such great books for sure. And the clockwork knit? Uhh yeah, I won't be trying that one for awhile :), but I hear you about yarn along being a springboard! I live vicariously through so many of you!

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  5. Love the yarn colors! What yarn is it? Yarn Harlot is a GREAT read!

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  6. Mary G the yarn is Quince and Co.'s Tern. A lovely mix of silk and wool in a sock weight. It knits really well and feels more like a sport when knitting.

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  7. Congratulations on finishing your knit in time!
    I haven't read that Roald Dahl, it's going on the list!

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  8. What a beautiful project! I'm a big Roald Dahl fan, but I don't think I've read that one! I bet it's good, though!

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  9. I just checked out your Clockwork. What a beautiful scarf! And we'll have to check out Roald Dahl. The kids and I are always looking for something new and I don't think we've read anything by him yet.

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  10. I love Dahl!! The stripes have me drooling. Love it!!

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  11. The pattern is just lovely. It looks like a different stripe every row or so--I have never done this. I wonder if you have to make a knot each time?

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  12. We have read lot of Ronald Dahl, but have never heard of the Enormous Corcodile. Will have to look this one up. I have been seeing and hearing so much about the yarn from Quince & Co. It all looks and sounds wonderful. Maybe I'll be able to treat myself to some of there lovely yarn someday.

    Glad to hear you finished up last weeks knitting just in the nick of time.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  13. knitter mama: It is a strip every ridge row. All you do is wrap the two together or cross colors at the edge and carry the yarn up. It is super easy to do!

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  14. love the colors and love the book :)

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  15. We love Dahl but aren't familiar with that - will have to find it!

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  16. Gorgeous project and Frindle is my ds 8's favorite RDahl.

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  17. Am I crazy to tell you I don't know Dahl? I feel like a bad mom and a terrible reading teacher. I'm out of it! Do you own the book? Can I borrow?

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  18. WHAT Katie? How could you not know him! You do! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Twits!! James and the Giant Peach...

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