Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Yarn Along: Finished Items!
Equinox is finished! Neither of these is a good picture of me, but they show the sweater and the color. The first one shows the color better than the second. I'll have Rich take a better picture in daylight this weekend, I was just so excited to have the sweater blocked and dry and ready to wear. Nejat grabbed the matching swatch hat and put it on and has been running around the house with it all day. Maybe Rich can take a picture of the two of us together, too.
My other two projects I was waiting on before really starting anything else are also completely complete, sewing, blocking, ends woven in, all of it. You can take a peek at the Pear Scented Candle Shawl all blocked and lovely. I didn't get any posed pictures, so maybe someone will share a photo of my MIL in it. Bob's bed in a bag is finally complete! If you want to make this, I'd advise you to read my project notes, because I think the construction in the pattern is inefficient and tedious. Jerome and Bob were delighted. Jerome has been carrying Bob around in his cradle bag since Saturday.
So, what have I done? I've cast on for two other projects and another design for publication, of course! I may even start another project for a friend of mine - one of the projects I cast on is a real quickie item and is almost finished.
Also, my swap from the December Magnolia Society arrived! The lady sent it priority mail on December 31 from MN. It was supposed to arrive on January 3, maybe the 5th, given the holiday and Sunday in there. No. It was sent to PA first. Then, slowly, made its way to me. It arrived on the 8th. I thought maybe it was handwritten and hard to read the address. Nope. It was typed and perfectly clear. They just messed up. She should get her money back.
In any case, I love this colorway! It's a creamy beige that leans toward the periwinkle and grey. I'm thinking up plans of what to make with it, which is better than what I was doing with the other, trying to settle on something that might work. It's 693 yds of DK yarn that is superwash. What would you make?
I agree with another yarn along-er that plodding sounds bad, but it's not in the case of Christ in His Saints. It's just so hard to rush through it. The text really requires me to engage and think on it, which is not a bad thing. However, it means that I can't get through it really quickly while running the house, teaching the kids, taking people to lessons and practices, making meals, and so on. As always, I have something mindless and fun, to read as well, brain candy: The second book in the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #2: The Terror of the Southlands. I found the first book delightful and clever, so I am hoping this will be also. They are good books for 9 - 13 year olds, but like any good children's books, are also good reading for adults.
Also posting to Keep Calm and Craft On
Hmm, maybe you could make a cozy capelet or poncho-like sweater with that yummy looking yarn . . .
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