Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from the wonderful blog Small Thing for her weekly "Yarn Along". A wonderful place to share what we are knitting/crafting and reading. Two of may very favorite things.

Last week I shared the start of this yellow sweater. The fourth Christmas sweater. I have made a lot of progress, but it has been tedious to say the least. The yarn is the beautiful Malabrigo Lace. Oh is it soft and wonderful to knit with. My problem is the lace weight. What was I thinking - knitting a adult size sweater in lace weight yarn. Bulky from now one I tell you!

My next problem is the complexity of the pattern. Now please note I know this is probably simple for most, but I only taught myself to knit about 15 months ago. The pattern just has a lot going on at the same time - waist shaping, tucks, neck and arm hole shaping all happen simultaneously. I had to go out and pick up a few row counters in different colors so I could try and keep track. I have finished the first tuck and so far so good. I am really hoping to finish the sweater in time. Oh and I don't even want to think about the other knitted items on my list . . . I think I can, I think I can.

Needles to say my reading for the week has been this sweater pattern. That counts, doesn't it? Of course there was school reading with the girls and bedtime stories for the little one, but that doesn't really count.


  1. I hear you on the "I think I can, I think I can"..your sweater really looks like its coming along nicely!

  2. Your sweater looks great! I'm in awe; knitting still eludes me. Thanks for your comment on my blog--I'm so glad you liked the book recommendations!

  3. That Malabrigo is beautiful! I can't wait to see it once you've finished.

  4. It looks like it's coming along nicely. I forgot all about stitch counters - my mom used to have some, although she quit knitting decades ago. Can't wait to see your new sweater. :>)


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