Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny in her weekly Yarn Along. In her words:

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a single photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

After knitting way too many swatches, did you know I despise knitting swatches? I finally figured out that I couldn't just go up a needle size, but rather had to try and adjust the pattern. so with calculator in hand and a lot of prayer I think I finally figured it out and cast on. So far so good, but as you can see I'm not all that far. A few more rows and I can split for the sleeves and body. Then I will really know if I'm on the right track. So far I love the pattern and the color is perfect for Bekah in the fall.

As for reading I'm starting What is a Waldorf Kindergarten? Bekah is only 4 and really wants to "do school", but I think a lot of it is just to imitate her older sisters. So I'm trying to meet both our needs. A little "school" for her and a wait till she older for mom. I think developing a Waldorf ish rhythm to our day with morning circle time full of verses, songs, stories and movement along with an afternoon activity should fit the bill. But you all know how best laid plans can take on a life of their own. So we shall see.

So what are you reading and crafting? I'd love to hear. The weekly Yarn Along has been such an inspiration. I want to thank Ginny for hosting. And really you should stop by if you haven't.


  1. I hate knitting swatches too. I'm knitting my son a slipover and have adjusted the pattern. It seemed quite easy at first, but now that I've reached the armholes it's getting more tricky - oh well :o) I really like your colours, they look very pretty together.

  2. I think part of the reason I stick to small, usually shapeless projects is so I wont have to knit swatches ;-) But I suppose that will have to change sooner or later. I love the colors you're using!

  3. I hate to knit swatches. The way I get around it is to keep using yarn that I know what my gauge is. It is sort of cheating :)

  4. the best of my 'intentions' with homeschooling don't always work out, but the best of other things somehow do!


  5. Love that color!

    My little #4 is going to be tricky with school this year...every time a new book comes for one of his siblings he asks where his book is. Going to have to come up with something for him.

  6. Love the color of your sweater...I hope it turns out! I am also adverse to swatch knitting, but then, I've never really committed to a big project where it is really necessary. :)


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