Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Yarn Along

  Since we've returned from our vacation to the Outer Banks, we're all exhausted and most of us are sick. So far, I have two kids with chicken pox, two with fevers and colds, one recovering from a fever and sore throat, and then there's me. I'm achy, head-achy, and just plain tired. I didn't get much knitting or reading done while we were away. I was within two rows of finishing an Oaklet Shawl, but then Tess climbed on me and several stitches popped off. Despite my best efforts, I wasn't able to get those yarn overs and the lace pattern back on the needles the right way. I forged ahead and when the next row of lace didn't line up with the previous row, I gave up and frogged the whole thing. I decided to use the same yarn to cast on the Saroyan instead. I'm enjoying this pattern much more than the Oaklet Shawl anyway. The tiny leaves on the edges are just so much fun to knit.

As for reading, I'm reading I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson. This is book club reading and it's about some Welsh girls in the 70's who are completely obsessed with David Cassidy. Well, it's more complex than that. It's really about the insecurities of adolescent girl-friendships set during the height of David Cassidy mania.

I just downloaded 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker after seeing that Elizabeth was reading it as well. Her goal is to combat the stresses of the excessive American life. As someone who strives for simplicity, this, I'm sure is right up my alley.
Here's a picture of the yarn I bought while on vacation. I love Adriafil Knit Col. I've used this yarn several times and the colors are just so fun. Since I never see this yarn in any shops, I scooped up 4 balls. I'm thinking about Autumn hats for the kids.

That's it for today. Don't forget to check out more yarn and book adventures at Ginny's!

1 comment:

swanski said...

So sorry everyone is ill, but I do hope you had fun at the beach, we love the outer banks! I really am admiring your shawl-pretty!