Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading (though not at the same time!), and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

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Today is the 200th Yarn Along!  If I had my act together we’d be celebrating somehow, but I don’t.  Thanks so much for joining me here week after week!

I had lots of knitting time over the weekend while Gabe and Keats played baseball.  Their team played really well, which meant that they kept moving on to the next level, and I kept knitting!  They won their tournament and I made progress on two sweaters (Leksak, and Leaves or Not) and I knit a little stripey ball for Job.  The stripey ball is from one of my favorite knitting books, Knitting for Baby.  I think it must have been the first knitting book I was exposed to, and the first I purchased.  My friend Summer shared it with me many years ago after attempting to teach me to knit.  At the time, I found the whole process way too overwhelming and beyond my ability, but the cute baby projects in Knitting For Baby stuck in my mind.  Years later when I picked up the needles for another try, I soon after purchased this book in hopes of knitting some things for my own babies.  And I did.  I’ve knit several projects from this book, and I think it is worth having for the Stay-On Baby Booties alone.  The stripey ball is a fun way to use up scraps and a great first project for learning short rows.  I need to sew mine up, felt it, and stuff it before Job’s birthday next week.  As far as the book goes, it is written with the beginner in mind and progresses in a “teach you to knit” fashion.  New skills are learned as you knit your way through.

I’m still reading Alignment Matters and I just completely love Katy Bowman!  I’m attempting to take all her advice including going barefoot more which means I have a nasty blood blister on the bottom of my right foot now where I got stabbed by a stick!  No pain, no gain, right?  Ha!

 

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Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading (though not at the same time!), and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

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It’s been a slightly frustrating knitting week.  I kind of wish I didn’t start this sweater for Job, bur rather had focused all my efforts on finishing Larkspur’s Leksak.  I made a silly mistake (as in, I didn’t read the pattern directions) and ended up having to rip the yoke out just before I reached the point to divide for the sleeves.  So what you see is my second attempt to pay attention to simple directions.  I think the sweater is going to be really cute, so I am pushing forward despite the fact that Job really doesn’t need another sweater!

I think around half a dozen people have recommended Katy Bowman to me, so I purchased her book, Alignment Matters.  Just reading her introduction has gotten me really excited!  She makes sense.  Maybe there’s hope for my poor bones?

I’m looking for my next fiction read.  I need something HAPPY.

 

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