Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yarn Along - 6/8

A post for books and yarn - I love starting my day like this!  :)  Check in with Ginny at small things to see what else is on the needles and reading shelves. 
Look at that - my baby surprise jacket is off the needles!  I was waiting for the next posting of hints but got impatient and mustard up the courage to carry on.  The story is that that is exactly how I started to read chapter books too.  For a few days Mom was mysteriously too busy to read with me so I was forced to go on without her.  And I haven't stopped since.  :) 

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with how my BSJ has turned out.  Ok, ok, I know it's not really finished yet, still those bloody tails to weave and seams to sew.  And buttons to get and put on.  But the tough part is done.  If I were doing this again I would do the striping differently - either have enough of the blue to have gone back to that or striped the whole thing.  That's not to say I'm unhappy with the stripes - I like their funkiness and the way the colors switched really helped me to read my knitting and keep track of where I was in the pattern.  Like picking up the 10 stitches that I was so concerned about, the color changes really made it easier to pick out what to pick up. 

After finishing up my quilt last week I really wanted to read an Elm Creek novel so I picked up Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini at the library.  I really enjoy her novels - they are a quick read and just really make me want to sew!  And make me want to go to quilt camp :)  Now I really am starting the Harry Potters to be ready for the new movie.  And slowly working my way through Nourishing Traditions

9 comments:

simona said...

going by your blog design you must reeeally like reading :)
the jacket looks cute, i love the retro colors!

meghann said...

Look at your jacket! It's lovely. :) I have never made one; I have EZ's The Opinionated Knitter but I had trouble understanding the instructions in there. I've heard there are clearer versions of the pattern available but have just never gotten around to getting my hands on one. xo

Lori said...

I thought I saw Nourishing Traditions in there...I am in the queue for it at the library, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I keep hearing interesting (good) things about it.

And good on you that you went for picking up those stitches on the BSJ! I am not so brave, so I'm awaiting further instructions...

Jen @ Wife,"Mom", Knitter said...

I really like the Elm Creek novels, too.

The BSJ came out really cute.

Swanski said...

Yippee to a finished BSJ! Yours came out perfectly. I am burying threads today and I can commiserate with you on that chore.

Mama Gone Green said...

I think the stripes are adorable!

karen said...

waht a cute baby suprise!

Stacy said...

Love the colors of the jacket. I've been thinking about reading the HPs to get myself ready for the movies but last time I did that I was disappointed.

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lommiles said...

BSJ is lovely!