Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yarn Along


Joining Ginny again for Yarn Along! My favorite day of the week :)
Thanks again for all of your kind wishes last week!
I haven't quite finished the pirate sweater for the Younger yet, though that hasn't been a problem with our 90 degree temps the past week.
Tomorrow brings a change in the weather, so I hope to finish up soon.
I was planning on knitting a jolly roger pocket, but I saw an adorable sweater in Rowan's Summer Baby book and it just had a skull and crossbones on the front. I bought the book, and this weekend I added it to the sweater using duplicate stitch (not my favorite technique, but I figured it would be faster than taking out the sleeve and ripping down the front to use intarsia)
So that's the sweater.
The book is Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
I bought this book for my Hubby a few Christmases ago as he really enjoys historical non-fiction.
It just happens that my book club chose it for our next selection, so I pulled it off the shelf and started in. It's been a great read so far, the 25 or so pages I finished this morning...
What's on your lists of books and/ or yarn this week?

19 comments:

rainblissed said...

What an excellent sweater! Is it wool or cotton? My son would love a cotton version (wool's too itchy for him - poor kid!).

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The sweater looks great, your duplicate stitching is very neat

pinkundine said...

The skull looks really cool, nicely done with the duplicate stitching :)

Sam Findlay said...

I think your pirate sweater is awesome! Love, love, love it!

*kate said...

Your sweater looks great! What a neat pattern.

Shirley Ann said...

That sweater is just too cute!
Blessings
Shirley Ann

stitchandpurl said...

Perfect sweater for your little pirate! The stitching looks great!

Sarah Jane said...

The sweater rocks, Jess.
My hub really liked that book. Obama talked about it when he was running.

Emily said...

I am showing great restraint by not talking like a pirate now! ;) Fantastic sweater. You did a great job with the skull & crossbones!

nest full of eggs said...

oh, i thought you were done with the pirate sweater because i thought it was a vest, but long sleeves will be nice as now the temps have dropped...

Anna said...

what a neat sweater! Ive not had success with duplicate stitch. Great job!

Jen said...

Now that's a sweater fit for a pirate!

Swanski said...

I hope the weather cooperates so your little pirate has some new clothes for the voyages :)

Lori ann said...

i love the stripes! darling sweater.

Lily said...

I adore the sweater! So cute!!

Kathy said...

Great little sweater -- the red and white stripes are awesome underneath the jolly roger!

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

I love it! Great work!

505whimsygirl said...

Arrrrgggghhhh. That's "love the sweater" in pirate talk! What a lucky little boy.

Wendy said...

Cute sweater, I'm sure he'll love it. Your book sounds fascinating.