Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yarn Along

It's been a couple weeks since I had anything to Yarn Along, but this week I have been busy with a new project. In the last few months I have been the repair person at the yarn store where I work. It's challenging work, and I really enjoy it. 
About 3 weeks ago I repaired the sweater that you see in the photograph. It had a couple of holes, and it needed a button moved. 
The customer also wanted me to knit a facsimile for a 1-year-old. 
I took some reference photos and got going on this little one here.
Since I have been making it up as I go, there have been some setbacks. 
I have had to do some serious ripping, mostly due to my not thinking through the nature of cables, or the requirements of sleeve shaping. 
Even so, the process has been interesting and I think the final product will please the customer, which is the only consideration on my mind.
My book right now is A Girl of the Limberlost
I remember liking the story when I was in Jr. High or so, when there was a t.v. movie of this book on PBS.
It's a lovely read so far. 
It may be the hormones still raging through my 5-week-postpartum body, but the story has had me choked up more than once so far, and I am only about 1/3 of the way in. 

It's so fun to be back Yarning Along with Ginny
What's on your needles today?

7 comments:

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

Ginny mentioned that book, and I too remember a movie adaptation. Your sweater design is amazing to me. I think the customer should be duly impressed.

Tracey said...

What an interesting job you have and your knitting is just stunning! I wish we lived closer as I think I could learn so much from you ;)
Have a lovely yarn along day.

steph said...

wonderful job with the sweater!!!! must get that book---second time I've read about it this morning!

Andee said...

The sweater looks beautiful. Amazing!

Swanski said...

I am impressed with your repairing skills! It is always easy to knit new, I think it's a challenge to fix what is already knit.

a soulful life said...

It looks absolutly beautiful. The cabling works so well!
I'm going to have to check that book out now, after the good recomendations it's got :)

nest full of eggs said...

I think I'd be scared to death to do what you're doing, I don't think I'd ever be able to fix a sweater like that ~ what a challenge !