Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yarn Along Wednesday

Last night I've finally finished the 'quick' read,  Made From Scratch.  It was a great little book and I feel that I learned a bit and it didn't make me feel guilty for not having all of the means to live off the land.  Sometimes I feel like, when reading this genre of book, authors tend to make such strong points and valadations for what they deem is the best that there is no way I could ever win with them.  She championed just growing a bit of produce in a pot if that is all you can do - and I appreciate that!

I've also just finished the knit I was working on last week, Transatlantic.  I went with the minor mistakes I made and still like it in the end.  They keyholes it has will be quite handy since I'm always picking kids up and hate it when shawls/scarves fall off.  I also got the last of my Hats For Japan finished and should be in the mail this week. Nothing like waiting for last minute.  Now I'm just finishing up plain ol' socks.  A bit boring but I'm glad to get them done.   I've got plans on starting this little sweater out of sock yarn.  I think I'll stripe it too.  One can never have enough stripes. 


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Following Ginny's weekly Yarn Along

9 comments:

  1. I just love your Transatlantic. You did a beautiful job. Nice to hear of a book that supports the idea that a pot of homegrown goodies is, well, good enough. Jacinta

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  2. I agree with Jacinta. We can only do what we can and that should be good enough!
    I do adore your knitting and that brown and teal yarn is lovely.

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  3. i've got my eye on that very sweater pattern too ;-) can't wait to see your stripey goodness!

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  4. Wow! That Transatlantic is gorgeous. The keyhole is so clever.

    Thank you for your honest opinion about Made from Scratch. I'm always afraid to read books in that genre for the same reson you just gave.

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  5. Transatlantic is beautiful! And that is some yummy stripy yarn you have there :)

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  6. Stripes rock! Can't wait to see the sweater!

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  7. I am really loving all of your yarn today! The multi color way is sooooo gorgeous :)

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  8. What an amazing shawl. Definite impact. Sounds like your book has the right approach. No point making the reader feel bad and alienating them into doing nothing! We don't all have acres of land or time!

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  9. I love that sweater and your yarn looks simply delicious!

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