Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yarn Along- a little sewing too

I am largely reading most of the same books that I was reading last week.  Luke and I finally finished The Penderwicks at Point Mouette and we started reading Tom's Midnight Garden last night. It's a book  that I missed as a child although I remember seeing it on the shelves at the libray. I don't know why. It seems like I would have been enchanted by this book. Well, I'm getting my chance to enjoy it now.

 I didn't finish the second sleeve on last week's sweater. I do things like that. I start new projects when I'm stalling on a project that seems too tedious to finish. It shouldn't be that big of a deal since the sweater is a 6 month size, but I still put it away. Next week, I hope to have several finished projects for the Yarn Along. The knitting bag is overflowing with gallon size Ziplocs with various almost finished projects. Anyway, I began a new hat and yes, it's another pattern by Alana Dakos.  It's the Molly beret and it's knit on size 1 and 3 needles. I don't mind using such small needles. I'm using JoJo Land  Melody and it has some interesting color changes.I see some deep orange coming up in my ball of yarn.

I also started a new patchwork quilt. I have been wanting to sew again lately and I've been inspired by some quilts I've seen on Pinterest. I found a quick pattern at the Moda Bake Shop.  I had a Layer Cake that I wanted to use for this quilt.  Somehow, I managed to cut some fabric, lay it out and sew a few rows together. I'd work on it now, but the twins are sleeping in their co-sleepers in my room and my sewing machine is in there too. I hope to finish the topper today, but I may be a little overly optimistic given everything else I need to do today!

Do check out other yarn adventures over at Ginny's today!  You might find something inspiring.


8 comments:

KnitterMama said...

That quilt looks like a dream to have and to make... I also start on new projects when finishing annoys me. Have a couple of projects right now that need to be finished. I really don't like finishing!

Julia said...

That quilt looks fun and inspiring as I should get back to sewing too! I love that yarn. Don't let the gallon bags (I do that too) win. You can finish.

Kelly said...

Your work on the quilt so far looks dreamy.
I'm the same way with my knitting projects that are taking a long time and starting something else up that I find more interesting. I'm being very disciplined with myself with this issue right now, as I can get very carried away. I'm determined to finish Mark's birthday scarf first before doing anymore work on my daughter's cap sleeved sweater. *sigh*

Sniega said...

I love the colors of your projects... With twin girls, aged one, and the third, aged three myself, I cannot resist exclaiming: and YOU're still knitting?? :) Blessings to you and your beautiful family... :)

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

i like the quilt too! one day i will try one! can't wait to see the beret finished, adorable!

:)
jen

ericaceae said...

That beret looks like it will be lovely. The quilt looks great too!

Ellen said...

Such lovely colors for the beret. I had to giggle at your no sleeve comment. I'm like that too. I don't know whether it's boredom (like trying to sew a hem on something) or a little trepidation or both.

♣♠Lorena♠♣ said...

Very beautiful yarn along!!