Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday Yarn Along

Sorry to be late to the yarn along game today. Working and actually getting a decent shower had to come first. now that I'm nice and clean, did some work, had a meeting and fed the baby some lunch, I'm ready to post my knitting and reading.

I have been obsessed with this shawl. I started it after the Sheep & Wool Festival. 
The color is terrible in the photo. Sorry. The yarn is gorgeous though. Miss Babs Yummy Sock Yarn. It's an easy pattern that requires little attention right now. PERFECT for me!!!!!!!

And let's talk about this book.....
The Art of Fielding by Chris Harbach
This was recommended to me by a good reader friend's friend. So I asked for it for my birthday from my husband. Well, I sat down yesterday afternoon (I'm battling a nasty cold/cough) and started to read. Well, let's just say that at 10:30 at night, I had to close it just because my eyes hurt and I sat in the bad part of the couch (totally my doing) and my back hurt. I could not put this book down. Yes, it's a bit about baseball, but much much more than that. I love it already.

And some more knitting....

Tara asked me to knit this along with her. She has never made a "garment" as she says. So we're doing it together. She bought this yarn and wasn't happy with the color. She found some yarn at a local store she liked better, so I took her original yarn and casted on for this sweet summer tank.

It is as easy as can be. Identical front and back. I'll be able to teach her basic decreases and arm/neck shaping. We ended up sitting together in the sun last Friday, on the farm, sipping vodka lemonade drinks as we knitted away. We're so cool.

AND HOLD THE PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just went on to Ravelry to grab my links for projects and guess what?!!!!

My Ravelry Bag design made it to the final round!!!!!
I am in the top 11 designs. I yelled out loud and scared the baby.
Thank you to anyone that voted. 
This would be such a great thing for me to win. Not only does it pay some money (uh...yes please) but it would bring me so much joy to know that fellow knitters have my work on their bags carrying their projects that they put their love and hard work into.

Wow. I'm so excited.

If you want to check it out, here is the link to the contest. Voting is open until Monday May 21st. 
My design is this one:

Happy Knitting!!!


  1. I voted for you so that is wonderful news to hear! I really do love your design.

  2. You got my vote. Good luck! You shawl looks so nice. I'm glad I have seen the yarn in real life because it is so pretty. The top looks great too! And I would have liked a vodka lemonade :)

  3. Love the yarn colors. And I have GOT to check out that book. (Huge baseball fan here.) And now I'm heading over to Ravelry to check out the contest. So much to do, so much to do... ;)

  4. Wow, that's great! I voted too! Can't wait to carry my stuff in your design!

  5. Hahaha I'm just imagining the expression on your baby's face when you shouted out! :)