Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Yarn Along


 Joining Ginny from Small Things for the weekly Wednesday Yarn Along...
sagan's vest #2

more animal "pelts"

what i am reading... sort of
On Friday I was able to get to the yarn shop and look around for some new yarn to take another stab at Sagan's Christmas vest. I picked out some lovely yarn by Lion Brand, in a really nice cozy brown tweed roving. I wanted a pattern that knitted up quickly, but was still really nice. I decided to just use the same pattern I used for Caelan's vest, which is a really easy, quick knit. At the time of the photo I was about 3/4 done with it after knitting for about 2 days. I should be able to whip out the rest in short order!
THEN, it is on to more stuffed animals. I have now knitted two bears (one white and one shades of blue and purple), a white sheep and a white dog. I still want to knit up 6 more animals, they are so quick to knit up that it should only take a few days to get them all made, then to sew them all up and stuff them. Hoping I didn't bite off more than I can chew.
Sadly, I have not been reading much. I can't seem to knit and read, and since I have been "power knitting" for weeks now, most of my reading has been the back of cereal boxes or skimming magazines. I have been watching LOTS of sappy Christmas movies on Netflix, if you need a review of "Golden Christmas", "Santa Baby", or "The 12 Dates of Christmas" I am your gal. :)

10 comments:

Tracey said...

You have been knitting fast, wow! I need to see if I can find that tweed here, it's so pretty.
I am trying to learn to read and knit at the same time, but it does really slow down my needles.

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

Okay, I love lame-o holiday movies. What is your best pick??

Haus Frau said...

Ah, Netflix. My DVD drive is broken, which is my sole movie watching apparatus in the house, so Netflix and Amazon Instant Video have been my resources for the annual Christmas movies.

It's a shame that Bishop's Wife doesn't stream for free. But I can't have everything. ;)-

Mama Gone Green said...

The vest is looking great!

Angela said...

You're knitting up a storm! Looking forward to seeing them all finished.

Baby By The Sea said...

Oh, the piecing together of stuffed animals. So much work but so worth it. Love your projects.

Baby By The Sea said...

Oh, the piecing together of stuffed animals. So much work but so worth it. Love your projects.

Sara said...

Yes, I do need a review of those movies! Cheesy Christmas movies are the best...Hallmark is really great!
Lovely projects! I too am feeling the crunch.

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Love the colour of the vest. Your needles seem to be on fire...you go!!!

Sandra said...

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. I really appreciate it.

I've been looking at the Taproot magazine at the bookstore. It looks interesting so may have to buy one soon. :o) Love your knitting, too!

Sandra
tea and simplicity