Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Yarn Along (#7)

I missed last week's Yarn Along...and I had been doing so well the previous six weeks. My children were home last week for school vacation and it wasn't happening. I missed writing about what I was reading. I also really missed reading everyone else's blogs.


So this week I'm reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. I'm also embarrassed to say (since I have my Master's in Literature) that I have never before read anything by Jane Austen. I'm in love with the movie Sense and Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee. It's one of the few movies in my life that I've willingly watched more than once. I enjoyed the movie Pride and Prejudice. And generally I never like a movie as much as the novel on which it was based. So I figured that I'd love this novel. But my brain, at night when I read, is struggling to make sense of 19th century prose. I may just put this novel aside for a while and come back to it later when I'm less sleep deprived.

I got my Spring 2011 copy of Interweave Knits yesterday and have loved looking through that.

I'm knitting my daughter a sweater with Madelinetosh Vintage and this is by far one of the most lovely yarns I have ever knit with. My daughter wanted a sweater the color of the sky, and this color is named "Windowpane." The sweater is knitting up quickly and it's a design that I'm working on as I go. I swore that I'd never knit a cabled sweater, but ever since I learned how to cable without a cable needle, I'm sold on cables. I'm still not sure about what to do with the sleeves?, and do I make a hood or not?, and what about pockets?, but I'll come to those questions as I get there.

You can join Ginny's Yarn Along on her blog. Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your contribution because I love reading everyone else's.


  1. You amaze me with you patterns...that sweater is absolutely stunning!

  2. I love the name of the yarn! It made me laugh. I would love a sweater that looked like the sky too. The sky here (Latvia) is such a different shade. It's hard to describe, but I spend many hours in the summer just gazing up at its beauty.

  3. Gorgeous yarn! And that cable - without a cable needle. I've never tried that.

    My yarn along link is

  4. It's a design you're working on as you go?!?! Impressive - it is a stunning sweater and the wool is beautiful. I keep hearing about Madeline Tosh Vintage but I've never actually seen it - maybe I'll have to look online.
    Thanks for the short row tutorial - I'll have to check it out!

  5. I love anything Madelinetosh so I know your sweater is going to be fantastic!

  6. That cabling is stunning. Truly. I can't wait to see it finished!


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