Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yarn Along

Hello! Happy Yarn Along Day.

I'm in a knitting funk. Grrrr. I knit every day but I'm not excited about my knits right now.
I love how everything is looking, but I'm not loving the knitting. I need something a little more challenging, but my life is too busy right now for challenging knits. In fact, I have a beautiful sweater on the needles but the next step is so confusing and I'm a bit stumped! Been a while since I've been utterly confused with knitting. Hoping my sister Andee can help me.'s what I'm knitting and reading right now.
Taproot magazine and a new Barn Sweater by Carrie Bostick Hoge.

I am knitting this along with a knitting student. I made this sweater in the winter using Shelter yarn. I wear it every day. It's a great sweater but I'm wearing it to death. Even I am sick of seeing myself in it. But it fits great, super comfy and I like it. So making a new one made sense.
This time, I changed it up a bit. I am knitting it with an alpaca wool blend that we sell at the farm in an oatmeal color. I picked up some awesome purple yarn at Maryland Sheep & Wool and I thought it would be fun garter edge for the bottom, pocket linings and sleeves. Love it.

I was knitting at the baseball game and Chase was picking some leaves off of bushes and brought over a fun lime green leaf, put it on my sweater and I thought it looked so fun! So I think I"m going to look for some lime green buttons to finish it off.

Here are some in progress pics.

The half done sweater keeping us warm at Dalton's ballgame.

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for the weekly yarn along.

What are you knitting and reading?


  1. very fun! we do need those easier knits to work on! love the pictures! :)

  2. The basket is pretty, the purple yarn is gorgeous - it's all wonderful! I love when those WIPs can keep ya warm too!

  3. I agree, pretty purple yarn.

  4. The sweater looks terrific and I love how the fallen leaf provided color inspiration. And I love that knitting basket. :^)

  5. Love those two colours together - gorgeous looking sweater.