Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yarn Along


It's February break for my kids. What does that mean?
That means every day my bored children wrestle each other, drive each other nuts while I try to find some way to entertain them while at the same time trying to stay sane.

It's not that bad really. They're good kids. We're finding fun things to do
and more importantly, Garrett got his haircut. Woohoo! He no longer looks like "Sally".

Ok...onto my knitting and the yarn along.

I started my Milkweed sweater. Let me just tell you, this sweater is so intense that I think my cardiovascular system is getting a work out. As well as my upper chest muscles. I was so tense working on this that I had sore muscles that I didn't even know I had. If only my weight watchers activity monitor could sense my knitting! I know...I'm lame. But really, this sweater is HARD!!!
It requires my constant attention and chart reading. Cable twisty thingys that I've never done before and crazy counting. Phew! The yarn is so squishy and nice. I'm not sure about the color for this sweater. But everyone insists that the detail work is showing up and it's going to be great.
It better be!

This sweater made me appreciate by Leaves of Grass shawl even more than I already did.
It looks complicated but it's not. A constant repeat of easy to remember yarn overs. No purling and so fun to knit. I just got the increase rounds before Chart D and I'm excited to keep going.

Knitting this with our baby alpaca yarn. Heaven. I'm knitting this as a part of KAL. It's fun to be part of the group. I started late on it, so many have finished. I feel a bit like I'm playing catch up, but that's ok. I have a feeling it's a project that I will miss working on when it's over.

 It is a lumpy bumpy mess while working on it but will turn out big and round and wonderful!

So, I'm not much of a sweets person. BUT the boys and I bought these cookies at Trader Joe's yesterday. Lemon Crisp Cookies. So so so good. Just had to share that.

I finished reading The Silver Linings Playbook (wonderful book) and started reading
So far it is a great story and I can't wait to read more. I also got Downton Abbey Season 2 on dvd through Netflix yesterday. Looking forward to it.

Joining in with Ginny :)

Happy Knitting



  1. Beautiful knitting!
    Love the one you are knittig in alpaca.
    And I have to look for The art of hearing heartbeats next time I am at the library - it seems like a good book.
    Happy knitting!

  2. What a stunning sweater pattern! I hope you'll stick with it. Yours is looking great so far!

  3. Gorgeous knitting! I am hoping to work on a lace scarf for myself later this spring and I'm a bit intimidated by the pattern-reading aspects of it. But I think if I can wait to start until I finish up some other projects and clear a bit of "mental space" I'll be fine! :-) Kathy at

  4. I looked at the picture before going back up to read the text and the first thing that came to my mind was "wow, that sweater looks tricky"...ha ha ha, then I read your post! I am sure that it will turn out to be worth all the effort because it really does look fantastic so far. Good luck.

  5. Oh my! The Milkweed sweater is gorgeous and I love the yarn you are using.

  6. that sweater looks amazing, and very intense! i think the colorway is perfect. and your leaves of grass is coming along beautifully. :)

  7. good grief that does look complicated! it's going to be stunning and so is your leaves!

  8. Love your knitting. Do you know how thick the yarn must be for chunky knit throw? I saw some photos on Pinterest, they are knitted with really thick needles. Thanks Sonishka.