Yarn Along

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday again and that mean another week has flown by!  No really it means it is time for the weekly yarn along.  I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share what's on the needles or hooks and what we've been reading.  I'm excited to share my completed Helena!  This simple baby sweater has taken me two months to complete.  I'm sure if I had worked on it straight through it would have taken me far less time.  The pattern was super easy and once I got the lace pattern memorized it flew off the needles.  That being said, I'm not really all that pleased with the way it turned out.  Actually I'm not pleased with the trim piece around the front sides and the neck and the tie placement.  Perhaps I'm just being (k)nitpicky?
I finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed.  I enjoyed the book.  I think the author and I are about the same age... her adventure was almost 20 years ago and I have to say that when I was that age, I never, ever would have considered doing the hike that she did.  Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail by herself with really no back country experience took some real guts.  Wild will be coming out in 2014 to a theatre near you!  And yes, I'll be going to see it!

I just started reading The Monuments Men (which is also a movie).  I have always been fascinated by World War II and this is a completely different take on what was happening in Europe during the war.  Corrine and I have also been reading Katie loves the Kittens and Katie and the Puppy Next Door by John Himmelman.  Katie is a (I think) Jack Russell Terrier and her person brings home three little kittens and Katie loves those kittens so much... We checked the books out from the library and have renewed them to their limit.  I returned them after explaining to C that maybe another kid would like to read about Katie.  We were at the library last Friday and she was drawn to them on the shelf.  We checked them out again.

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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  1. oh how I love this sweet sweater! The lace detail at the body is so pretty and just adds that special touch :) Lovely job!

  2. You are (k)nitpicky! :-) I think it is a lovely sweater! Lena

  3. That is the cutest sweater! I just love it. I didn't know Wild is being made into a movie. I still want to read the book!

  4. I think it looks delightful! I tend to be knit-picky about those things too when it comes to my own knitting. Yours looks just fine though!

  5. it's pretty! great work, even if you aren't impressed... ;)

  6. love the sweater!!!! (didn't know monument men was a book....need to find that one!)


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