Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yarn Along (#?)

Yarn Along, oh how I've missed you!

I was doing pretty well this winter and spring keeping up with reading and knitting and participating in the Yarn Alongs.  But then summer vacation arrived and, well, I wasn't able to keep up.

So I'm back this week going back and forth between Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees and Jack Kerouac's On the Road.  The Bean Trees came highly recommended by two acquaintances randomly a few weeks back.  And I figured it was about time I read On the Road, given that I was an English major who focused on American literature.

I'm slowly making progress on Kate Davies' Paper Dolls sweater.  Between the i-cord cast on and the corrugated rib, the first 2 inches were very slow going.  But I love the effect of both techniques and I quickly got used to carrying both the pink and green yarns in my left hand while knitting and purling away.  I'm now into the body of the sweater and won't hit colorwork again until the yoke.  So I've got inches and inches of stockinette stitch ahead of me, in a sock weight yarn to boot.

I've got a long stint in a doctor's office waiting room ahead of me today, and I'm hoping this doctor has wifi so I can read all of the other Yarn Along posts.

I'd love to see what you're reading and knitting, so please leave a comment if you stop by.  Thanks!  And thanks to Ginny for hosting the Yarn Alongs.

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