Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yarn Along


Yarn Along time again!
I have been knitting for customers lately, but I have this glimmer of a project for myself for after the holidays. I wound the first ball, which is huge, so only half of it fit on the ball-winder, and if I have a moment this week I may just start in on a swatch.
The book is a new edition of The Phantom Tollbooth; my very favorite book from my youth, which has just been re-released in a 50th Anniversary edition.
I'm reading this aloud with both of my kids, and I hope they catch the bug and want to read it to themselves over and over again. I read the cover off of my first copy, and the last page too if I recall.
What are you reading and knitting these days?

14 comments:

house full of jays said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my. Jess, that sweater is beyond words lovely. I can't wait.

Rachel Proffitt said...

I love the sweater! What an exciting project!

Crunchy Momma said...

Wow, no wonder you need so much yarn. that is an amazing sweater, just gorgeous!

momto5 said...

that is going to be one amazing sweater. wow!
my dear husbands favorite book from his childhood is the phantom tollbooth.

Lori ann said...

oh that sweater, simply gorgeous. i love the color your making it in too.
my sons loved that book, i had forgotten about it, i'll have to get it for my grandchildren!

pinkundine said...

I loved the phantom tollbooth when I was younger, thanks for the reminder! Must try and find a copy. I remember loving the bit with the letters (it's a bit hazy though!)

lily said...

What a beautiful project to look forward to making in the New Year, it almost reminds me of a 'little red riding hood' cape.........gorgeous colour.

Rebecca said...

FIFTY year anniversary? Wow! It is so much fun reading books to our kids that were our favorites as children. My daughter read the Cherry Ames nursing series which was a favorite of mine. She loved them so much that decided she wanted to be a nurse and today that is just what she is, a pediatric nurse! We can never underestimate the power of great books!

Kristina said...

I've never read the Phantom Tollbooth. I will definitely be putting it on our list. Thanks for the idea.

Charity said...

That red is fabulous! I've always loved the Phantom Tollbooth, I can't believe it's been around for so long!

Becks said...

Oh wow, that is one fabulous project to have lined up. And the yarn you are using looks wonderful. I bet that's going to take some time.
xx

Emily said...

What a gorgeous sweater pattern!

Proud Mama said...

I have had my eye on that sweater. So fun to see someone make it. I just can't currently justify it living in the southwest. I keep hearing about this book. Someone gave it to us last year, but we haven't read it. I am not sure how I missed it as a child.

heather said...

Love that book! My 8yo just finished it and loved it too. Also, NPR is doing a new thing called Back Seat Book Club and Phantom Tollbooth is there book this month.