Knitting This Week

7:45 AM

It's Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly yarn along.  I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share yarn and books.  I thought I would get a lot of knitting done on the airplane to Orange County, but I was so tired...we walked a lot at Disneyland and we played hard.

While I didn't get as much knitting done as I had planned, I did FINALLY finish the Maisie sweater that I was knitting for Miss C's school silent auction.  I originally decided to knit this sweater because I had found 12 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan at a crafter thrift store in Boulder.  When I checked Ravelry this pattern popped up.  It's cute, but this yarn is a pain in the rear end  to knit with.  As hard as it was to knit with, it was worse to seam the sweater with.



The only ribbon that I could find that looked halfway decent was black and it is 3/4 inch.  When I sewed it on, I inadvertently sewed over the button holes.  By mutual consent the mama's at crafting and I decided snaps would be best.

I am listening to Nora Roberts The Dark Witch.  It's a part of another trilogy.  I have to admit, I love Nora Roberts.  I finished Compound Fractures by Stephen White.  It wasn't my favorite book of the series and it was a continuation of the last book, Line of Fire.  There were some things that I didn't remember from that book which may have helped make more sense to Compound Fractures.  I am sad the series is over.

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday.

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11 comments

  1. I love the look of that yarn, but hate the knitting of it. Kudos for your perseverance!

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  2. Debbie Bliss yarn can have its challenges...yet, I knitted a pair of fingerless mitts in some of her cashmerino (not astrakhan though) and loved the feel of the yarn. These are perhaps some of my favorite mitts.
    Have a good day!

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  3. Even though it was a pain, the little sweater is super cute.
    Smart thinking about the snaps, I may have to use that in the future.

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  4. I do love the look of it, but I have knitted with similar yarn and can just feel how horrible it is to knit and sew up with! At least you can move on to something else now.

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  5. It did turn out cute and I bet you are excited to move on to another project!! That kind of yarn is truly a pain to work with.

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  6. The sweater turned out sooo cute!!!

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  7. My first thought was WOW - Debbie Bliss at a thrift store - LUCKY! and then, you mentioned how hard it was to knit and I could almost see the knitter that gave up in frustration and gave it away. Good for you for knitting it up - your sweater is so lovely :-)

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  8. That is beautiful!! And you have a nice thrift store, I never find anything that great.

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  9. Love this sweater! The ribbon is such a nice detail!

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  10. I've only found yarn a time or two at our local thrift shop...sorry yours was such a pain to work with and happy it turned out so cute! Snaps? What a great idea!

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  11. I can imagine how hard it was to knit this, but it turned out beautiful! You did an amazing job on this one!
    Have a wonderful day :)
    Beate

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