Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yarn Along

I have come to two realizations: I am not wonderful with transitions, and I sometimes just need a bit of mindless entertainment.

First, the transitions. Above: Lily's sweater, still in progress. The reason? I have to switch to 4.5mm needles for the cuff, and such a transition is just so tricky for me to actually accomplish. So there it is, a lovely sweater still on the needles. I promise (to myself, perhaps) that I will have some pictures of my little one frolicking in her sweater next week.

And second, the mindless entertainment. I finished Little Bee, above, and it was beautiful. Beautifully written, compelling, and yet a bit too challenging. I will carry parts of it with me for a long time, and yet I don't think I would read it again. I suppose when you spend your days wrestling with the very primal elements of human nature with two little humans, you don't need to be reminded of it in the evening. We did, however, receive The Story of the Snow Children in the mail today, and it is absolutely perfect. Now I just need to find a similar book that is intended for adults. Any suggestions?

Looking forward to catching glimpses of everyone else's yarn alongs (which can be found on Ginny's page!).


Jarka said...

good luck with the sweater :) ...I will be starting one soon but I'm giving myself a limit "till next winter" so... :D
I'm sure you'll finish it before next yarn along so we can all see it - right? - looks gorgeous !!! :)

Ginny said...

That's my goal too-to be sharing photos of Larkspur in her sweater by the end of next week!
I love the color or your yarn!

KnitterMama said...

I also LOVE the color of your yarn. That sweater is going to be beautiful. And I am all for mindless entertainment too--and stockinette stitch!

Sarah said...

The color of the sweater is so pretty. I hope that you finish it soon =)

And thanks for your willingness to help out with my Milo vest dilemma. I just might e-mail you!

nocton4 said...

such a lovely colour yarn, so pretty .. good luck with it
happy days xx

S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen said...

It's always the wrapping up of a project that gets me. The last slippers I knit had sooo many ends that needed woven in, uggh!

Elizabeth said...

We are waiting for our copy of the snow children to arrive in the mail. Hopefully this week, and some snow to go with it would be wonderful.

Hoping to see pictures of your finished sweater soon. It looks wonderful.