Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yarn Along: Chloe

Okay, it's late and I'm not happy with these pictures at all.  I can't seem to get these colors right in any of these photos.  So, I post them all.  Sorry about the book redundancy. I wanted a good photo.  Anyway, I'm surprised how quickly I knit this Chloe. I cast on last week and I got really far on this project without really trying. I'm actually a little shocked.  It just goes to show that even if I knit a few stitches here and there, those stitches add up. Of course, I'm not completely done. I still have to finish the sleeves and buttons, but for the most part, it's done.  I knit this little sweater much longer than the pattern suggested. It may even be too long at this point, but it will look cute with a long-sleeved tee underneath (hopefully).  I used the pattern's suggested yarn and I love it. It's vibrant, soft and strong.  As for reading, the books are piling up.  I'm still working through Twenty Chickens for a Saddle for my upcoming book club. I'm nearly done with The Salt Garden. It's been on the nightstand for a while. I'm also reading Made From Scratch.  It's the memoir of a young woman who decides to become more self-sufficient by growing her own food, making her own clothes, etc. She's a city-girl turned homesteader.  I'm only on the first chapter, but I'm enjoying Woginrich's adventures with chickens.  This is so up my alley. I'm sure she'll attempt knitting and jam-making at some point!
Well, that's my weekly knitting adventure. I just wound a ball of Berroco Sox to knit up into Easter eggs for the kids' Baskets.  For more yarn adventures, please head over to Ginny's!

1 comment:

Anke said...

What a cute little sweater, it is absolutely adorable! I read Jenna's "Made from scratch" and really enjoyed it, too. Now I want to read her newest book about keeping chickens.