Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yarn Along -4 January 2012

Hurray!  Ginny is doing Yarn Along again this year.  It really helps keep me knitting a project until it's done.  I like show and tell  :)

I'm working on my sister's birthday present.  This pattern is great.  I have the yoke nearly finished with just 3 hours of pre-new year's knitting.  I'll be doing the version of the Shalom sweater that has 3/4 length sleeves.  I can't believe one ball of wool is enough!

I'm also whipping up 2 more pairs of felted mittens.  The ones for Gregory were a bit too big, so I told his Mom she could have those ones and I'd make a new pair for Gregory.  I'm also making a pair for a girl that works with Colin's sister Elizabeth.

This week I'm reading my new autographed book by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka Yarn Harlot) -All Wound Up.  She's so funny, but it's hard to explain to non-knitters -they just don't get it  :)  Did I mention I have a fabulous sister?  Even though she doesn't knit, she went to Stephanie's reading just to get me a signed copy!


Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Sounds like a good book. Very nice mittens! They look warm...

Paula said...

They are the best mittens. Warm and toasty, nearly wind-proof and fairly wet snow resistant. They're just the thing to keep little fingers warm.