Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Slow Progress

I wanted to quickly check-in with my friends who participate in Ginny's Yarn Along. With all the illness in the house, you would think great progress would have been made on the knitting. Nope! I am still plugging along on the Bedford sweater body and the Holden shawl. The sweater seems to eat a whole bunch of yarn, and I have a sick feeling that I may not have enough. I am trying to ignore that feeling and forge ahead. The sleeves are reverse stockinette, so I keep telling myself that I should be fine. We shall see.

The shawl is moving ahead slowly as well. I am just starting the pattern portion of the shawl. I haven't used a lot of yarn so far for this project, since Wollmeise has very generous skeins. I am hoping to make the shawl a bit bigger, and I think it will happen.

There is also no great progress to report in my reading. I am still reading The Night Circus with a little Yarn Harlot thrown in for quick bedtime reading. A generally slow week here for sure. With my time divided between the two projects as well as reading, progress is not easily forthcoming. I even had to throw in a little sewing to satisfy my urge for a quick result! Hopefully next week will find us all well and with more to share.

15 comments:

  1. I would like to know why there isn't a magic yarn that will do exactly what we need it to! I do hope you have enough yarn and hey, you live in a state were you really don't even need sleeves! :)

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    1. True my climate is more conducive to tank tops, but the body of the sweater is soft and squishy. It may look weird. Still thinking it will work though.

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  2. That's beautiful yarn, I must say. I love the colorway!
    JNCL
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

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  3. i just love that yarn. i agree with tracey... maybe a sweater vest. LOL

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  4. what shawl are you making?
    i love wollmeise... it feels so good on the fingers. springy.

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    1. I am making the Holden shawlette http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holden-shawlette

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  5. I don't think I've seen or felt Wollmeise yarn before. I do like the colors in yours, though!

    Time to shrug off all of those oogies. Feel better!

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    1. It created quite a still for a bit. I bought it before places in the US really started carrying it. For a bit it would sell out a lot and people would pine for it. I like the color saturation and the generous skeins. I wore a pair of socks I made from my other skein yesterday and they are quite nice :)

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  6. The color is awesome. Hey I don't get much knitting down when people are ill either. I hope everyone gets better soon!
    xo,
    Ang (peach coglo)

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    1. I think we may be on the mend. Just a whole lot of sniffling at this point.

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  7. What a terrific-ly bright colorway. Must be nice to look at while knitting and adding a little spring to an otherwise gray winter. Sorry for all the sickness in the family - that's no fun. As for the sweater - is it possible to make them 3/4 length or short sleeve if you don't have enough yarn?

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    1. I think I could shorten them a bit. I had actually hoped to make them extra long with a thumb opening. We shall see I guess.

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  8. Love the shawl!! The colors in it are going to look fantastic in a shawl :)

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  9. very pretty! hope you'll all feel better soon!

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