Knitting This Week

5:00 AM

It is Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly Yarn Along.  I am joining with Ginny and everyone to share yarn and books.   Considering how cold and rainy/snowy it was here in Colorado this past weekend, I sure didn't get much knitting or reading done.

Once again, I am working on several projects at the same time.  I pulled Sylvi out of the storage bag and dusted off the pattern.  The cables are so intricate that I can only do two rows a night before I'm ready to pull my hair out.  The way I look at it, slow and steady knits the sweater... it's better than the sweater in hibernation.

Last week I cast on Funky Grandpa with the O-Wool yarn I bought at Rhinebeck.  The yarn colors are called Black Bear, Porcupine, and Trillium.   I'm only a couple of inches into the pattern, but I like an easy knit after working on cables!

The crafting club that I knit with (AKA The Dragon Club) is going to do a KAL using a gradient kit.  We haven't decided on a pattern at this point, but one of our members mentioned that Yarn Box, the subscription yarn service, is sending out a gradient collection in May.  I've signed up for the monthly subscription but may end up changing it to the every other month since I don't knit that fast.  I'll be checking my mailbox religiously after the 18th (the box ships on the 15th)!

 I was at the library yesterday checking out library books for Miss C and found this lovely little book on display as I walked to the children's section.  I have not opened it yet, but I'm hoping that I find a couple of recipes to try this summer!
What are you working on?  Reading?

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday! 

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  1. The cables look so interesting! I also love to switch between simple stitch patterns and textured complex ones!

  2. Sylvi is such a pretty sweater but I would have to knit it like you - taking breaks often! I think it's good to have several projects going at one time anyway. Enjoy!

  3. What a pretty sweater! Good color and really pretty cables. I am a major sucker for canning cookbooks at the library!

  4. I love reading cookbooks, always have, and that one looks like a great one.
    Oh, I like the look of Sylvi, but understand what you mean about taking it slow, I'm that way too.

  5. love your cables and the color of the yarn :) Beautiful!! I am hoping the snow has finally stopped dropping from the sky in your yard - every time I see your area news, I think of you.

  6. wow. sylvie is beautiful....will be well worth the time and effort!!! I loved doing funky grandpa....haven't had much opportunity to wear it though. i really need to move to your neck of the country!!!!!!!


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