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

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

  6. The sweater turned out sooo cute!!!

  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 :-)

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

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

  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!

  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 :)


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