Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yarn Along (#13)


Another week has gone by and we're another week closer to spring-like weather.  It's hard to knit and read indoors when I'm wanting so badly to be outside.  But I've started a thought-provoking book this week:  Cinderella Ate my Daughter, by Peggy Orenstein.  I worry all the time about raising daughters who will love themselves, be strong, smart, courageous and curious.  Cinderella Ate My Daughter addresses some of the more recent cultural forces that are defining what it means to be a girl, forces that are somewhat different than when I was a child.  I'll write a more in depth post about this once I've read more of the book and thought about it more, but it's holding my interest at night even when I'm tired.


I finished the cowl I was working on for the past 2 weeks and I'm in love.  I will say that as much as I relish spring weather, I was a tiny bit happy yesterday that it didn't warm up to the predicted 70 degrees until later in the day.  The morning was damp and chilly, perfect for a wool cowl!



And realizing I've never posted pictures of other projects I've shared during these yarn alongs.  So here goes.

The little one's shrug:



My oldest's cardigan:


and my Rosamund Cardigan.


What are you knitting and reading this week?  Thanks to Ginny at small things for hosting another Yarn Along.

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - all of it! I just added the cowl to my favourites on Ravelry. :)

    I have that book on request at the library - seems everyone else in town wants to read it, too. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. xoxo

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  2. I love the title of the book. I think my daughter would like to read it for her daughter. All of your knitting is very beautiful.

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  3. That cowl is stunning! I love it! The other knits are brilliant too... I don't know where you find the time!

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  4. So many lovely knits!! I don't know which I love the most....but your Rosamund is definitely stunning!
    Sounds like a great book - I'll look forward to hearing more about it from you!

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  5. I love all of your knit projects :D

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  6. I love the cardigan, nice work.

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  7. beautiful projects - all of them :)
    and I LOVE the green!!! yay! ...I'm working on a cowl myself and I hope it will stay rainy and dull for some time - just so that I could wear it a bit :D

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  8. I Love everything you knitted! That shrug is so sweet and I love that sweater for yourself. I added it to my list of faves.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your projects :)

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  10. You knit such beautiful things!! I love everything that you made!!

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  11. Thank you all for the compliments! This sums up my last couple months of knitting, for the most part, so it's nice to see that I actually finished several things.

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  12. Love the green of that cowl and the Rosamund is so unique!

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