Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yarn Along...

Joining Ginny over at Small Things for her Yarn Along this week.

Unfortunately, not a lot of new knitting has been going on.  As of right now I'm just finishing up previous yarn along knits.  


I visited my local yarn shop and they had all their Cascade 220 on close out! I got the green to make a hat for my little guy and the multi-greenish blue for a whale toy I'm knitting (more on that in coming weeks) also.  Really, it's great yarn.  And what a deal they were!!

As for reading, per several Yarn Along suggestions, I started "The Dirty Life".  I haven't gotten far, but it's a cute read.

Looking forward to seeing all the current projects!



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yarn Along...

Joining Ginny over at Small Things today for her Yarn Along...

I'm knitting a hat again.  This time for me...this pattern.

It's a quick and easy knit and I'll be excited to have a new winter hat for myself.  However, the pattern called for wool-ease thick and quick...I'm not a fan.  Next time I'll get a little crazy and pick out my own yarn.  

So, last week I cast on a Botanical Cowl with a lovely yarn I purchased this past summer at a little shop near the beach. Oh my, it was/ is exquisite and though it's fingering weight (never worked with fingering) I loved knitting with it.  The way the yarn slid effortlessly off and onto my stainless steel needles...what an enjoyable knit.  But alas, it was 240 stitches long and I can't handle that amount of leisure knitting right now (remember the last two quick and easy projects).  I had to frog it.  I'll be revisiting it AFTER all the holiday knitting is over.  And it will be MUCH shorter.

For now...hats.  Hat knitting is good.

Here's a picture of last YA's finished project (on my very handsome hubby).

 Not much on the reading front...other then perusing through all of your posts!  Can't wait to see what everyone is knitting up!!