Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yarn Along

I've been knitting like crazy this past week. Except I broke my own rule of only having one project going at a time. I've had 3. I also broke my rule of casting off one sock & immediately casting on for the second one. Instead I cast on for a pair of socks for Ree. It's ALMOST enough to make me go out & buy another pair of sock needles. 


As for pictures I don't have any "in progress" shots today. But I do have a picture of the cowl I finished yesterday afternoon.

It's the Cinderblock Cowl from Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise. I loved it! It's supposed to be a Christmas gift but I want it for myself. If I keep thinking this way no one is getting handmade Christmas gifts this year! Due to the fact that I had to use smaller needles then the pattern called for & my yarn wasn't as heavy as it called for I knit an extra pattern repeat of the first 8 rows.

As for reading I'm in the middle of The Lake Shore Limited. It was on the "staff recommendation" shelf at the library. It's only ok. Not horrible but I did return the other book by the author without reading it. 

7 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic!!! I think you should keep it and knit another one to give away. Or better yet keep the one that you like the most.

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  2. Great looking cowl. Should keep you warm this winter! Thanks for the heads up on the book. I'll probably pass that one by.

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  3. The cowl looks great! It's OK to break the sock rule. Socks for Ree can't take long so you will get back to other pair in no time!

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  4. I routinely have more than 2 projects going at any one time. My thinking is if I get bored with one, then I've got another at the ready. The downside is that projects take a long time to work. The second sock for hubby has been on the needles I think for two years! But I'm fairly certain he wouldn't have worn them anyway.

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  5. Right now I have three WIPs and it's lovely -- I like being able to shift among them. As for selfish knitting versus gift knitting, I think we need to tuck away favorites for ourselves every now and then! ; )

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  6. Oh that's so pretty and I love the colors!!!
    I think all of us knitters have more than one project started. I know I do!
    I have to have something simple going so I can bring it to my knitting group. We do so much talking that it's hard to concentrate on anything!! : )

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