17 July 2013

Knitting


I have been knitting all sorts this week but mostly working on my Antler Cardigan which I really want to get finished before I start on Christmas knitting.  I know that if I don't it will not get finished until spring when it will be more than likely too warm to wear it!  I am nearing the end of the second sleeve, the body is progressing well too but still has a fair way to go.  It is actually great knit to do whilst out and about as the pieces are not too big at the moment and the yarn balls so big, 100g, that I do not need to lug extra yarn about.

I shared a hat I was working on a while ago and was playing the knitting game of yardage chicken, when you are not quite sure if you are going to have enough yarn to complete a project.  I did run out a few rows from the end!  So I searched on Ravelry to find someone who had finished a project using the same yarn who might have a bit left.  Well one lovely knitted replied to my messages and sent me  enough yarn to finish the hat, hurray.  Now that the hat is finished the weather has warmed up and I have yet to wear it, I knitted this for myself to wear on the cooler summer days and evenings, I am sure it will get used in the Spring and Autumn.

I have started a new book this week and can't put it down.  Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier is a work of fiction based on the painting of the same name by Vermeer.  The story is told through the eyes of the 'girl' a sixteen year old who becomes a maid in the painters household.  I am a few chapters in and am finding it a wonderful read.

Joining in with Tami for this weeks work in progress and Ginny for sharing of knitting and reading.

12 comments:

  1. Did you say "Christmas Knitting"? NOOOoooooo! It's too hot to think of that! Love the teal blue for your sweater and glad your yarn shortfall is resolved. Happy knitting!

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  2. You'll love Girl With A Pearl Earring - it's one of my favorites :)

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  3. Girl with a Pearl Earing- brilliant book- love the yarn too!

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  4. How nice that someone sent you the yarn to finish your hat.

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  5. I am so doing Christmas knitting :) sounds like an interesting book! :)

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  6. I really need to read that book... sigh! Happy knitting!

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  7. thanks for the book recommendation, I've never read that one. Love the color of your antler!

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  8. Oh I love the Antler pattern, I am considering knitting one. You have chosen a beautiful colour.
    Have you seen the movie of The Girl with a Pearl Earring?
    Have a wonderful week.

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  9. The colour of your Antker is beautiful - the pattern itself is just beyond my level of competence still :)
    What a lovely lot of people knitters are xx

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  10. Looks like another interesting book I need to check out. The sweater color is very pretty. Happy knitting!

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  11. Christmas knitting... I see Christmas projects all over the internet. Anyway, I love the colour of your yarn, so I am sure it will be a beautiful cardigan:)

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