Yarn Along

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday and that  means it is time for the weekly yarn along.  I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share what we've been knitting, crocheting and reading.  It's all about the books and yarn!  This week I cast on Hanorah for Corrine.  This pattern is from Sarah over at SezzaKnits and I'm excited to get it going for the cooler weather that is coming.  I have completed two rows and had some "help" today.  That's one thing I don't like about bamboo needles.  Ugh.  I'll set it aside for a few days until I can get some new needles.  
 Another project I have going is my September square for the square swap group.  I thought I would tackle cables since I've not done them in forever.  The back of the Sylvi I'm knitting is all cables and practice is good!  The cable in this square is the only thing I'm doing from pattern.  The rest of the square I made up to make it 12 inches long.  It's not difficult, but it is something that I can't do around a two year old.  I need to pay a bit more attention to the pattern on this one.  Which leads me to think that I'll need some quiet knitting time when I start the back of my sweater.
 On the book front, I'm reading Far from Home.  It was a book given to me by a friend.  It is just ok.  It's a bunch of stories that are interwoven together to make one big story.  I've got about 25 pages left and then waiting in the wings is the next Jo MacKenzie book, Needles and Pearls.  I tore through the first book The Beech Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club (it was a quick read chic lit book).  So I'm excited to read the next one.
Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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13 comments

  1. What a bummer that your needle broke and I hope you get new ones soon. That will be an adorable sweater on little Miss Corrine.
    Those are great looking cables, I am a huge cable fan, I think they are awesome.

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  2. You should knit me a tobbogan!! lol j/k. Did I spell that right?

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  3. lovely cabling and I smiled when you said it cannot be done with a two year old :) It could with mistakes! bummer about the book being a disappointment, the cover makes it look good. The other book sounds interesting. Have fun with the new sweater on the needles!

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  4. Needles and Pearls is a decent book. I think you'll like it.

    I love cables! But, Sylvi?! Yikes! That's a whole lotta cables.

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  5. I love knitting cables, great colour. I need to order Needles and Pearls soon, I've nearly finished the first book. Deb x

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  6. that's a lovely cable-work - I'm a cable beginner :P ...oops a broken needle sucks - I broke one of my big bamboo ones which I was planning to use for knitting with t-shirt yarn so now I'm stuck at small projects with small needles...

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  7. Beautiful! Everyone seems to be cabling this week. I love that pattern from Sarah, too.

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  8. great cable-ing, but oh, my---you went back to cables with great determination----that's a complicated one!!!! but lovely!!!

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  9. Love your cables, very celtic looking.
    Shame about the bamboo needles. My son sat on my knitpros recently with much the same result! I tried going back to metal but I don't like the clinky sound they make.

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  10. Oh no to having 'help'!! Lovely colour you have chosen!

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  11. I like the cable knit! So perfect for fall :)

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  12. Needles and Pearls looks like a great book, I will have to look it up!

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  13. I'm with you, bamboo needles aren't my favorite either. I like a slick needle rather than bamboo which is more grabby. Looks like this project is going to keep you busy, it looks like a blast! I love the way Sarah (Sezza) writes her patterns too, they are so clear.

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