Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yarn Along - Slow Progress Edition

This week I have made progress mainly on my afghan. I completed the yellow square, the gray square (it was suppose to be green but the green that I liked was Cascade 220 Heather 100% wool and I am knitting with Berraco Vintage Wool, so had to choose something that worked.) I am now on the red square and really liking the colors, perfect for a baby boy.

On the reading side, I have been not as focused so I am only about 100 pages into the book.  I am laughing like my friend said I would but not as much as I thought I would, so I am still up in the air.

I probably didn't read as much due to the fact that I did add another hat on the needles.  This project was for my sanity. I have a mom at my work who brings her daughter for guitar lessons on Tuesday who has been working on a hat for now six weeks.  For several different reasons it has had to be ripped out and cast on again.  Last week I decided to find out what the issue was as I never knitted this hat myself. So over the weekend, I cast the hat on and did about 2 inches. So yesterday she comes in and there is a problem the hat is twisted on the needles. So we rip it out and I cast it on again for her and knit 3 rows. During the conversation we talk about readers (you know those reading glasses). I have recently had to start using them to read etc. She mentions that she needs to get glasses, I look up at her (from her knitting) with my glasses on and say that might help with the hat/knitting situation.  (insert my head shake).  So here is my verision of the hat so far.

What are you knitting and reading?
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  1. Yet again I'm adding projects to my library in Ravelry, baby blanket - I have to try it and I love the colors in the hat. Being introduced to new knit patterns is what Yarn Along is all about.

  2. Great yarn colors! Lovely.
    Way to go to your friend- I would have moved on to a new project long ago... hopefully success is in the future!

  3. That yarn! I love it so has all of my favorite colors in one ball. Your hat is going to be gorgeous - can't wait to see the finished product!

  4. amazing what being able to see can do for your knitting!!!! hope she does better this round.

  5. I used Berroco Vintage for my tea leaves sweater and it was such a nice yarn to work with. I found it to be such a great price as well - especially since it was my first sweater. I had no worries about dropping th eproject if it wsan't working - and without the pressure it came out great. It washes and wears so nice too.

    NOW...lets talk about the yarn in that hat photo...what awesome colors. I am headed to your ravelry page to find out what it is. I need some of that!! Can't wait to see the finished project.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day.