Yarn Along

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly yarn along.  I am joining with Ginny and everyone to share books and yarn!  I have finally finished the Dr. Who scarf.  I will post about it soon.  In the mean time I am now working on C's sweater vest.   This is the Cascade superwash yarn that we dyed with kool-aid.  I can definitely see the difference between the balls of yarn.  I thought they all dyed pretty similarly, but in this picture, I can see the top portion of the sweater has more red (which was black cherry kool-aid) than the bottom.  I finished the back of the sweater on MO and started the front on Tuesday.  I spent 45 minutes Tuesday evening ripping back what I had worked on all of Tuesday morning.  What I ripped back was according to the directions but it didn't match the back.   I apparently either can't read or count.  But now it all matches and I can continue!

Two weeks ago when I last did a yarn along post, I mentioned reading The Snow Child.  I was about 100 pages from the end of the book when I left it on the airplane, never to be seen again.  I'm sure a co-worker has picked it up and thought it sounded like a good read.  This whole past week, I was hoping it would be returned, but alas, I'll have to check it out from the library.

I picked up Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson.  I keep reading because I want to find out what happens, but it is not a particularly good book.  I also started reading Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham.   It's the first book with Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths.  I read book two, Love Story With Murders a couple of months ago and thought it pretty good.

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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  1. There are times when I can't read or count either Jen, sigh.

    Oh no, now you Must check out the Snow Child so you can see how it ends. I'm sure someone else is enjoying reading it and I hope they pass it one when they finish.

    1. Yes! The last 100 pages are very important!!!

  2. oh no, you lost a book :( I loved that book immensely! can't wait to see the scarf (I am a dr who fan) and the vest is coming along grandly!

  3. i just checked my bookshelf----i thought i loaned the snow child and apparently did cause it's not where i thought it was. (I would have sent it to you.....you need to finish it!) sometimes reading and knitting and counting is like rubbing your tummy and patting your head.....nearly impossible!!! :) (for me, anyway)

  4. I can only read and knit if I am doing simple stockinette. Other than that I am an epic fail. If I had the Snow Child I would happily send it along to you. I have been hearing so much about it though I may have to download it onto my iPad. I love how your vest is coming along - especially the difference in the dye. It looks like it was planned that way!

  5. It actually doesn't look as bad as you think it does.

    The trick I've learned with hand-dyed yarns is to alternate the skeins/hanks. That way any variation gets camouflaged within the project.

  6. Oh no, losing the Snow Child would have made me so sad! I had mine from the library or else I would get your address and see if I could get it to you! I hope you are able to finish it, it's so worth it.
    I love your sweater, and actually like the color change where it happens. I think it looks intentional because it's right at the base of the armholes!


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