Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Yarn Along Wednesday

Following Ginny at Small Things for the weekly Yarn Along where we share our current reads and knits...

Last week I was almost finished with a sweater knit for my sweet baby Logan. I finally finished it after many froggings and a lot of grumblings and not so lady-like words.  After a stern talking to and pins stuck to it, the blocking seemed to do things well enough.  As I sighed about my failings with this knit, my husband commented that "normal people would never see that!"

  Now I have a great, easy, instantly pleasing knit, Seamless Raglan Sweater for sweet Logan and for a KAL on Ravelry.  I don't have to show this sweater who is the boss.  Super simple and sweet. 

I also finished Yarn Harlot and really enjoyed it.  I already have the next book, Knitting Rules, on my Kindle app waiting for me to loiter around a WIFI to download it.  In the meantime, I'm perusing and reading through two cookbooks looking for replacements for cereals and crackers for my family.  I've been baking bread from Tassajara Bread book for over a year and I just love it so much.  It has the best whole wheat muffin recipe.  The book is so great at really describing and showing you how to work with yeast and how to take one component and use it throughout your baking.  I also got the book, Feeding The Whole Family, which has some nice recipes to try.  My kids eat well but we stay in our mid western bubble and are trying to add different foods in our diets. 

Looking forward to reading others' Yarn Along! I'll miss next weeks (my first miss) as we'll be vacationing!


  1. It's so true, I cannot see your mistakes! The sweater looks beautiful!!

  2. Wow, the sweater is awesome. I just looked at Knitting Rules yesterday and added it to my wish list. I hope you post a review after you have read it.

  3. Beautiful sweater! And child. :-) I love the Tassjara cookbooks, especially the blueberry muffins. I used to buy them at the bakery in the Haight in San Francisco. Your knitting is truely an inspiration.

  4. Oh gosh, that sweater is so beautiful, I really need to learn to knit!! I love the colours you are using for the Raglan sweater X

  5. It looks fantastic - what mistakes?? And I love the kimono sweater! Great colours!
    I've have the Tassajara book on my reading list for a while - I'll have to see if I can find it at the library.
    Have fun on vacation!!! I would trade my snowy vacation for your sun and sand vacation - although when I consider the flight that would take for us...maybe not.

  6. Both of those sweater look wonderful! Great colors for boys.

  7. Logan looks gorgeous in his sweater. No one could notice anything other than a sweet little boy! The other sweater looks lovely too. I have heard of the Tassajara bread book, but not looked at it. Sounds good. Jacinta

  8. I'm drooling over the adorable little baby too. He looks so warm and cozy in it. What mistakes? I only see warm love wrapping him up. :-)
    And bread. The staple of life. More of us need to return to those simple wonders.
    Have a great vacation!!!

  9. oh, that IS a lovely sweater...!