Yarn Along

6:00 AM

This week I am joining the weekly Yarn Along.  It's all about books and knitting.  Two of my favorite things.  I actually got some of each accomplished this week!  Mostly because I was on a mission to finish my Radiating Star Blanket and because it rained for two afternoons.

I did finally finish the blanket (Woo-Hoo).

Even though I used six skeins of yarn that were all of the same dye lot there is that section that is a bit lighter than the rest.  It almost looks like I did  it on purpose.  But I didn't.  I didn't even notice it until I spread it out on the bed to take a picture of it.

Yesterday I started a Ten Stitch Blanket.  I think it should go pretty fast since there only ten stitches per row.  The corners do a take a little time because I have to pay attention to what row I'm on for the wrap and turn.  I started out with a lime green that was left from a baby sweater.  I have 5 skeins of green in various shades of green.
I think I will make the center rectangle in this green.  I'm not sure how to do the rest of the rows.  I'm thinking of each round a different shade and just make it random.  What do you think?  Or should I start light and gradually get darker?  I'm open to suggestions.

I finished American Wife.  It was basically a narrative of the main character's life as she's looking back on the decisions she's made in her life.  The book begins and ends while she is the First Lady.  I thought the first two-thirds of the book was pretty good, but I was a little disappointed in the last section.  The timeline jumped from when she was in her early 40's to her 60's.

I started Fifty Shade of Grey.  I'm only a few chapters into the book (they haven't had "relations" yet).  The writing is not very good.  But quite frankly no one is going to read this book for the stellar writing.  I'll keep you posted.

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday.

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5 comments

  1. I love the unintentional striping for your blanket. I actually didn't even notice it until you pointed it out (sometimes computer monitors can obstruct things like that). You certainly are on a blanket roll!

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  2. I did not notice the color difference until you mentioned it. Dyelots! so finicky. The blanket is beautiful!

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  3. At least the stripe looks intentional- it would be bad if it didn't :) Instead it looks rather cool!

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  4. What a gorgeous blanket. Kitty cat doesn't seem to mind the striping. I think it looks like it is part of the design. Jacinta

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  5. The blanket came out beautiful. And it does look like you intended it to be that way. The green for the next blanket is so pretty!

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