I last time I joined the yarn along all I had to show was some yarn. But slowly every day I managed to knit a hat and half a sweater!
I used one skein in the grey I bought on my trip to knit D a hat from this book. What a fantastic book! This hat knit up in 3 days though you could easily do it in one night!
When I got home I started on the first of two tiny tea leaves sweaters.
This lovely golden one (Cascade super wash wool) is for V. I learned my lesson one night when I fell asleep knitting and for some reason insisted on finishing the row in my sleep haze. When I went back the next morning to knit I found horror! I was missing 5 stitches out of 280! As I looked through the row I saw that I dropped stitches on the row beneath that, picked up weird stitches and tried things that shouldn’t have been tried. So I sent out a tweet asking for suggestions on what to do? Take out each stitch one by one or frog frog two rows? Since no one saw the tweet, I decided to just bit the bullet and frog two rows. I’m glad I did because the rows look nice again and I was able to get back on track with the right number of stitches. Now things are going smoothly and I am beginning to work on the body of the sweater. This sweater would be a fantastic beginners sweater, nothing to complicated!
On the reading side, I am working my way through the first issue of Kindred. So lovely! You simply must read it with a cup of something warm in hand!
What are you knitting and reading? Joining Ginny and the Yarn Along.
**I also want to thank you all for the birthday well wishes here on the blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. It really warmed my heart and brought joy to a day filled with sick babies.