Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yarn Along 8

Back to Ginny's Yarn Along. (Check it out. I'm loving the inspiration it's giving me to keep making progress.)

This week, I'm working on a sweater for Lucy. I'm loving the pattern, which is easy to follow and is coming out so cute. I'm making a wild guess at how to re-size it (it's a 12-month pattern and I'm not that accomplished yet to really know what I'm doing), so we'll see if it works!

Meanwhile, I've been getting lots of inspiration from my heap of new crafty books I got for Christmas. As I work on this sweater, I keep thinking "maybe on the next one I could try one of those fancy edges..." and "maybe at the color change I could switch to one of those interesting stitches..." I haven't had time for actual reading lately, but peeking into one of these here and there is filling the gap.

(And yes, we do barricade our Christmas tree with the coffee table during the day when the house is full of toddlers.)


nocton4 said...

great colour yarn and wonderful pile of goodies to read x

Genevieve said...

Lovely set of books and the colour of the sweater is so beautiful!

Jarka said...

I love that rich color of the yarn...looks beautiful! can't wait to see the finished project :)

Meredith said...

Gorgeous yarn color and so many fun books! Happy New Year!

Taking Time said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and love it!! I can't wait to come back and peruse old posts!



Karen said...

Mmmmmm, yarn and books together in one photograph sounds positively delicious!
And, I have a good project on needles right now, a 'learning' pair of socks, knitted tow-up at the same time on one long circular needle. It almost looks like a magic trick.
Thanks for posting about the Yarn Along, I've never heard of it before.
Lucy's sweater looks adorable :-)

Luisa said...

Can't wait to see Lucy's sweater. Those books look great very inspirational. Still counts as reading :)

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Looks like you got some really great books! Can't wait to see more of the sweater next time and love the color :) Happy new year!

Elisa said...

That tree is beautiful, and I can't wait to see the finished sweater. It already looks really great.