.:Yarn Along:.

by Cynthia on February 26, 2013

Yarn Along February 26

Yarn Along February 26

It’s been so long since I’ve done a Yarn Along post! I’ve missed this weekly blogging routine so I decided to take part in today’s Yarn Along. It is always so inspiring seeing what everyone is creating and reading.

This week I decided I really needed to take a break from all the nonfiction I keep reading. It’s literally been months since I read a book just to read. I need a book to escape to right now. Something to take me away from my own world for just a bit each day. The other night I picked up Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson. It is a smaller book so it’s not quite so intimidating to finish. These days I seem to have just little fragments of time to devote to reading. The book instantly pulled me in and I find myself looking forward to the night when the house is quiet and I can escape to reading it.

As far as knitting goes, I am still working on Gabriel’s Milo. I’m only managing a round or two a day this week so progress feels slow. I’m loving the little cable! I was going to skip adding a cable and knit just a simple little vest but then decided the blue yarn would look good with a cable. I’m glad I changed my mind!

One reason my Milo progress is slow is because of the Weekend Shawl I just started the other day. I’m loving the color and the silk. I want to just keep knitting away at it! It is going to be a gift for someone so it has a deadline which is another reason why it is receiving more of my attention this week.

I look forward to seeing what everyone else is reading and working on this week. As always, thanks so much to Ginny for hosting the Yarn Along.

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Taryn Oakley February 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I love the color for your milo! I just finished one for my daughter and have started a second as a gift!


sustainablemum February 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm

That shawl pattern is beautiful, love the colour of the milo. Hope you can get it finished before he grows too big for it!


lori February 28, 2013 at 9:33 am

oh my that is the most beautiful color blue! good luck with finishing the shawl, i’m sure it’s going to be beautiful too. i just started that same book, it’s lovely so far i’m really enjoying it too. i found you through the wonderful yarnalong!


Taryn Kae Wilson @ Wooly Moss Roots February 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I love love the color of your Milo. I think the next time I make one I’ll be brave and do the cabling, it looks so beautiful.


a little crafty nest March 1, 2013 at 9:00 am

Cynthia…All your yarn is gorgeous…I’m assuming it’s your? The blues are beautiful!!! I love the milo vest…I made one with the heart cable which was my first cable experience. I was surprised at how easy it turned out to be ~ I was so intimidated by cabling. I’m sure a bigger cable piece would have me flummoxed, though. I also have read this book, a long time ago. I think I remember it being good, and an easy read like you said. And to continue our conversation…I threw out the plum bark bath and have started cherry, doing a different method. In a week, I should have some results :)
xo Jules


Suddenexpression March 7, 2013 at 6:47 am

I love Milo vests! Aren’t they the cutest? I should make a new one for my daughter. You know you have the right book when you look forward to reading more!


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