Archives for July 1, 2015

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here. I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! Share your photo on your blog, on Instagram (#yarnalong), or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

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I ordered a few skeins of Beaverslide worsted weight yarn in the Winter Wheat colorway a few weeks ago, with plans to knit something for one of my girls.  When the yarn arrived they didn’t love the color, but I did.  So, I ordered another few skeins and decided that I would knit myself a yellow Barn Sweater even though my original plan for this sweater was for it to be a more neutral shade.  I’ve knit a couple of sweaters in Beaverslide yarn, and while I really love the way it wears (it hardly pills) and feels, there isn’t much elasticity to the yarn, making it hard on my hands.  Someone suggested washing the skeins before washing, and I am doing that, in addition to knitting at a slightly looser gauge than the pattern calls for, but ultimately I believe I will just need to make this a slow knit, which is fine and totally worth it to own a sweater knit from such beautiful wool.

I was at a friend’s house last week and noticed a copy of The Rosie Project sitting on her table.  Her mom had passed it to her saying it was a funny story.  I borrowed it and read it over the past few days, and totally smiled all the way through.  It’s a romantic comedy and the main character has Asperger’s Syndrome.  Having family members with similar characteristics, I could really relate to some aspects of the story.  I’ve just started reading Counting by 7s, and I think I’m really going to enjoy it too.


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July Sponsor News

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