Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yarn Along


I'm joining Ginny again this week, but I don't have a photo of the books I am reading. Sorry, it's late and there's very little light.
The Elder and I have been reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone the past week or so, but that was supplanted today by Because of Winn-Dixie. That's the selection for this month's Mother/Daughter book club and it came in the mail today.
The Younger and I are still reading How to Train Your Dragon, we only have a couple of chapters left, and then I don't know what we'll read next. Maybe we'll get going on Farmer Boy, that's been on my list for months.
I found my copy of To Kill a Mockingbird this week as well, so I was able to squeeze in a page or two for myself. Such a beautiful book. Harper Lee just pulls you in and makes you know these people.

As for the knitting, I am clicking along on Peasy.
Quite a satisfying knit.
I am always a little wary of knitting a sport weight sweater for myself, even though I know it will be a joy to wear, because I feel like it's going to take forever.
That feeling makes me bring the knitting with me everywhere, and I end up making tremendous progress.
The yarn I am using (Thirteen Mile Sport Weight) has some variation across the dyelot, so I am ending up with less yarn than I thought that matches well. At this point the sweater looks a little short, but I am going to finish the sleeves before I add any more length.
We'll see how the finished product ends up. I think I'll still love wearing it, and the color is really one of my favorites.
It's a lot brighter than in the photo, I have yet to take an accurate photo of the color.
Anyway, what are you knitting and reading lately?

10 comments:

no spring chicken said...

This is fabulous. I love everything about it, the style, the color!!

Blessings, Debbie

house full of jays said...

Your sweater looks great and I love all the read alouds you are enjoying right now!

Emily said...

Great read-alouds! My son read Because of Winn Dixie and How to Train Your Dragon this past year and really enjoyed them.

Your sweater is looking great!

Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

I watched "How to Train Your Dragon" on the free HBO we had this weekend. I absolutely loved the movie, so it would seem that the books would be just as great.

Lisa said...

The sweater is looking great!

Kerry said...

We so enjoyed Farmer Boy! I might read it again this summer just for the fun of it! (And maybe for some big family meal cooking inspiration!) Love your Peasy!

Swanski said...

I like every single book on your list! The sweater is looking so nice, you are whipping through it, to me.

Luisa said...

The sweater looks great you coming along from last week. Thanks for coming by my blog. To Kill A Mockingbird is my favorite book can't wait to read it again.

cpcable said...

This sweater looks great! I love that the simple stlye with just the little bit of detail on the front. I hope you have enough yarn to make it as long as you'd like!

Ann said...

Love your knitting and the reads you have posted! I am not fond of large projects either because i feel like i will never get them done so i also take them everywhere.