Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yarn Along - Needles Needles Everywhere!

I pulled out everything that I'm currently working on and it looks like a huge tangled mess! Last night, I started the striped hat on the left.  I'm part of this Christmas club at my local yarn shop in which I need to knit something every month in 2011 and keep the item aside until Christmas. If I don't complete something for the Christmas club, I pay the kitty $5. At the end of the year, all the money collected for incompleted Christmas club items goes toward a Holiday party at the shop. So far, I've knit only hats for Christmas club, but I try to make each one different. I'm trying to learn this technique, but I don't think it's working well. The red knit mess on the right is a simple pullover sweater for little T.  I just have to finish one more sleeve and the neck and it's done! I've also gathered my materials to cast on for Never Not Knitting's Chloe sweater.  I'm trying to help Elizabeth long-distance while she knits her first sweater.  So, I thought it would be a good opportunity to knit this again.  I knit this last year in a solid color, but this year, I'd like to knit the stripe pattern and I just happen to have all of the recommended Spud&Chloe colors! I should be able to finish the striped hat (Spud & Chloe Sweater in Root Beer, Splash, and Grass). Okay, as for reading, I haven't been focusing on any one thing the past week. I've been a bit distracted, but I do have to get started on this for book club on April first.  I am woefully behind...must put down knitting needles and pick up book! 

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Carol said...

I love the colors all together, the red of the sweater with the hat. None of it is a mess in my book!

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Amy said...

Just popping in to say "hi" during Yarn Along