Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Yarn Along


Joining Ginny from Small Things for the weekly Yarn Along...


There is the whole heap of yarny goodness, poking itself out of my knitting basket.


My mom asked me to knit a shawl for a coworkers birthday. We went to Tempe Yarn and Fiber so she could pick out a skein or two of nice yarn. We ended up getting the same brand that I used to make my Autumn shawl , but this colorway was in the cooler shades. It is coming along beautifully, I am using size 15 needles and it is turning out nice and lacy, it is amazing to me that just needle size can make such an amazing difference. I love the way this one is coming out a lot better then the way the autumn shawl turned out. I might just frog the autumn shawl and re-knit it with the 15's. (OK, after I get all my holiday knitting done.)


Here is the evil Tometn jacket. LOL At this point it is just a big, blue rectangle. I am going to have to put it on hold until either my friend gets home OR I finish my holiday knitting.


I haven't cast them on yet, but this is the yarn I am going to use to make my oldest son his fingerless gloves. It is so cool looking when it knits up, I am really excited about this project. Actually I am pretty excited about all of my holiday knitting projects.


I cast on the sweater vest (pattern from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts) I am making for Caelan. I have been toying with maybe adding a bit of white in there. Maybe every 10 rows or so doing 2-3 rows of white. I think it would be very striking, plus the blue will just be amazing next to his lovely blue eyes.


I have watched "The Halloween Tree" movie  (Leonard Nimoy does one of the voice, how cool is that??) every Halloween since it came out, but had never actually read the book. While at the library I saw they had a copy and picked it up. Ray Bradbury is such an amazing author. I am really enjoying this book, I look forward to reading it each night.

11 comments:

Tracey said...

Oh yes, your really do have some yarny goodness in your knitting basket.
I am so glad you are excited about your Christmas projects, aside from baby knitting, I think this knitting is one of the best
I have never heard of the Halloween Tree, but now must see this movie, thanks for the recommendation.

Corrabelle said...

I do love the look of that shawl on the large needles, it does look lacy!

Angela said...

Beautiful knitting basket. I'd love to know what you th k of the best once you're done - it's on my list to try sometime. Thanks for visiting me today! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Natalie B. said...

You have been busy, I love all of your WIPs.
x

Rachel Garner said...

Looks like your going to be a busy knitter. I suppose I should stop reading your blog and get to work! Your way ahead of me :)

DesertSnowdrop said...

Wow...you have got so much going on...I am so impressed..and so jealous ! :)

karen said...

I think the striping would look lovely, but solid is good too, so you can't go wrong! Love all the projects you got going!!

Jen said...

Ohhh I love all your projects! I love the soles & more yarn. I've knit a few socks with it (different colorway) but love the way it knits up!

Jules said...

Hello! Lovely post, lots of great knitting going on at your place! I haven't heard of the Halloween Tree, so will have to check it out, Halloween isn't really a big thing where I live, but I like the illustration on the cover of that book, it looks interesting! I have been having a look around your lovely blog, it looks like you have a very busy life and lovely family, thanks for visiting my blog today, it is always nice to find a new blog to read!
Have a great day, Julie :)

momto5 said...

@jule: thank you so much for visiting.

Hannah said...

What lovely colours you're knitting with!