Yarn Along

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly yarn along!  I'm joining with everyone to share yarn and reading!  Bryan bought this cool fingerless mitt kit for me while we were in Japan.  Silly me, it's all in Japanese!  For the most part, thanks to google, I have an idea of what I'm doing.  Luckily it is a charted and looks easy enough to figure out.  There are a couple of cable stitches that I'm not sure about.  From the chart it is two 4 stitch sections, but I have exhausted myself trying to find a chart that tells me about these stitches.  What I've done was to look at the sweater pattern that I'm am also currently working on.  The whole back of the sweater is charted, so I've looked for a symbol that is close to what I need and I'm going to wing it!  There are some very helpful website on how to translate Japanese knitting symbols.  

 Last night I finished How I Came to Sparkle Again by Kaya McLaren.  I loved this book.  It is totally a chick lit book and I wasn't sure when my friend gave it to me to read.  It takes place in a fictitious Colorado ski town, which I think is loosely based on either Telluride or Crested Butte.  The lives of two childhood friends and one ten year old girl are brought together under circumstances that lead them to help each other heal and grow as people.  It's funny.  It's heartbreaking.  And it partially resembles my life in my early 20's when I lived and breathed skiing (in Crested Butte)!  I'm fairly certain that some of my roommates would have lived in "The Kennel."
I am also reading Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood on the Kindle app on my ipad.  Since Bryan goes to bed so much earlier than I do on his work days, I can read on the Kindle app since the screen can be changed to black.  That way the light doesn't keep him awake.  I downloaded the second Maggie Hope book, Princess Elizabeth's Spy only to realize that I borrowed the audio book and there is no ebook.  Now I just have to find some time to listen to it!

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday.

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  1. A Japanese pattern sounds like a fun challenge. I have not knit from a pattern that isn't in English and didn't realize they would be so different. Good luck.

  2. Yes google can be a lifesaver sometimes! That yarn should make some pretty fingerless mitts.

  3. Good luck with the fingerless mitts and I hope you find the cable instructions you need.

  4. another language is such a small barrier :) Love the mitts and I bet you'll have them done in no time. Now I'm going to bookmark that book sounds good!

  5. That's so funny that it is all in Japanese! Thank goodness for the internet haha. I'm sure you'll get it all figured out!

  6. i took a class on japanese knitting stitches once....gosh they come up with some gorgeous designs. good luck on deciphering; i'm sure it will be fabulous.

  7. Wow knitting from a Japanese pattern, now that is adventurous I can barely knit from English patterns-good for you!

  8. Wow good luck translating the pattern. I'm sure it will be lovely when it's finished


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