Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yarn Along, May 29

~Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading!  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 over at Ginny's Yarn Along to share your photo with the rest of us!~




I have a FO this week!  I finished Adelaide's Acacia and I love how it turned out!  It is a wee big big on her but I guess that just means it will fit next year too!  I think she is a lucky redhead that she can pull off all shades of pink and most other colors besides.  Her complexion is really lovely.
I turned around and started Amelia's Acacia.  With both of them I had struggled to complete a magic loop cast on which normally doesn't give me such fits!  It took at least five tries before I got through the first section on each of the tops.  A few times, my yarn got twisted when I joined in the round, even though I was being SO careful... and on both of them I made some other random error in increases so the stitches weren't coming out right - I couldn't even figure out what I did wrong except to say that I was watching "Arrested Development" while working on them, so my attention was not what it should have been, I suppose.  At any rate, I finally got Amelia's cast on too and am finally making some headway, although I was hopeful I would be farther along than I am!

I feel such pride these days when I finish a book.  I finished Hinds' Feet in High Places this week (loved it!).  My next book choice was dictated by it's physical properties - it had to be easy to hold in one hand while nursing, since that's when I've been grabbing a chance to read a few pages here and there.  So I picked up Patricia St. John's The Secret of the Fourth Candle.  I have never read anything by her although as an author, she comes highly recommended.  She is an incredible writer and, as I am halfway through, this book seems to exemplify the Charlotte Mason concept of a "living book."  It introduces children (and adults) to an entirely different lifestyle and belief system - an impoverished little girl and her family from a Muslim background in North Africa while telling a beautiful story with gospel themes flowing throughout.  

And it fits nicely in one hand, which is why I am already halfway through it.  

7 comments:

  1. I love this pattern. The tank is so very feminine, just a wonderful choice.

    Patricia St. John is present on our shelves. All of the girls read (and loved) 'Treasures In The Snow'. We'll have to search out the rest.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  2. Supercute! I love that cheery pink color - looks great. :)

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  3. gorgeous little vest/sweater and those photos! oh my you captured the sweater and the model beautifully :)

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  4. Adelaides top really is so gorgeous, well done on getting a fo in there and you with a wee babe ! Supermom! Amelia's top is such a wonderful orange shade it's going to look stunning. I've cast on the milo in a similar shade for Elizabeth just this evening. Oh I checked with my two leftie boys and both knit right handed ! One does some things right handed so I can understand how he does this and the other does very few things right handed but both knit right handed. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  5. I absolutely love the coral color you are working with, I don't see it very often for some reason. I'm sure your little girl will grow into that jumper before you know it!

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  6. That is a precious little top that you made. If it's a little too big, she could wear it next winter over a long sleeve blouse. You did a good job knitting it, too.

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  7. Adorable! I loved Hinds' Feet in High Places (and have Mountain of Spices waiting to get to.) I'll have to look for your other suggestion - it sounds great.

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