Yarn Along 2013: Week 5.

I kept thinking about taking pictures today, but it was too sunny or I was too busy, or life got in the way.  It’s just narration this week – like a grown up book or something.

Last week I talked about ripping back those green socks just a few rows.  Instead, I tore them all the way back.  I went to start them again with the smaller needles and could only find one of the two needles I needed.  I looked in multiple places, sent out a plea on Facebook (had I lent it to someone?), and then gave up and ordered a new one.  In the meantime, I’ll start a different pair of socks out of some Christmas yarn.

I also mentioned ripping back the white cabled hat.  I’ve reknit that into beaded cap using the Damien pattern (oh yes – those are pony beads).  I’ve finished the body of the red sweater and now need to work on the arms.  I don’t know that it will be finished tomorrow, but who knows.

As part of the Yarn Along with Ginny, I should probably also mention what I’m reading.  I’m still reading A Clash of Kings  and listening to Practical Demonkeeping.    In case you’re also interested in what the boys are reading, Thing 2 is listening to The Bellmaker by Brian Jacques (part of the Redwall series).  Thing 1 is re-listening to Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, I think.  That one was part of the Audiobook Sync Free Summer audiobook series.  We found some new things that way, and it was a great thing.  I like that now they’ve posted “if you liked that, try this” suggestions.

I’m still trying to work from my stash as much as I can.  Despite how many pairs of socks/things knit from sock yarn I still have loads left, so knitting that up is still a goal.  There is also the bazillion skeins of red cotton-ease I have hoarded up, and the half-finished Everyday Cardigan I was hoping to finish last year.  I’m still hoping.  Eish.  My yardage this month hasn’t been very high, but I think it’s been an organizational month.  Maybe this means that next month will be high because several things will be finished.  I could hope 😉


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3 Responses to Yarn Along 2013: Week 5.

  1. pooch2 says:

    Sounds like you are making headway working through your stash. A red sweater sounds like a perfect project for the sometimes gray days at this time of year. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I neglected to include the my current reading (yikes!) which is BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter and BECOMING QUEEN by Kate Williams.

    Looking forward to seeing your pics next time!


  2. MotherOwl says:

    You paint pictures with your words, and I look forwards to seeing these projecs through a camera lense once they’re done.
    With all that stash-bashing I’d recommend you tojoin in on Crunchy Catholic Momma’s Stash Bashing Thursdays as well 😉

  3. Heather says:

    Kudos to the stashdown. I noticed when packing for our recent leave, that I have amassed a new stash. Worried about the size of the whole thing once I am reunited with my storage stash. Eamon and I started Redwall. He was reluctant to start it, so we began it together. Hoping he enjoys it enough to run with it (that usually happens when I think he will like one that he is convinced he won’t )

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