Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Yarn Along..Way To Long
I have not done a yarn along in a LONG time. I have been knitting, but nothing that worthy of showing. Indeed my picture taking has been spotty at best, which makes showing finished products all the more fun.
This little coat may look familiar...Ginny knit this coat with these buttons...I LOVED it. I needed a project to start on and I needed to not spend a lot of time thinking it through. All of her work proved to be just what I needed to knock out a quick project.
Please do not look too closely. The hood is a bit of a mess. I am not good at seaming and for whatever reason it does not bother me. And picking up the same amount of stitches on each side of the hood proved to be a bit of a challenge for me resulting in mismatched lengths...but once again it does not bother me. I really loved knitting this and it took me about 8 days to finish. I have to say that I HATE the yarn....like REALLY hate the yarn. It was pilling as I was knitting. Cascade bulky superwash....NEVER AGAIN!!
I do have a sweet little knitting shop in town that I desperately ran into one Friday afternoon and I just grabbed the first thing that looked like I would like ...and I DON'T like. Is is just me?? This stuff was a fuzzy mess. The coat looks cute..but old already.
I bought the exact buttons Ginny got and I plan to use them in another project too. They are so great it kinda makes up for the AWFUL yarn !!!
But..the boy in the coat....my sweet, heavy, kinda crazy, very physical, loud crying, wonderful baby boy looks so cute that I can overlook the pills and still find the coat charming.
I would like a do-over and I may order some Quince and get it done right!!!
Thanks Ginny for getting this project done just in time for me needing to knit something....loved it!!! And I must admit to using your inspiration once again as I am now knitting Molly this sweater that you posted. I am actually using the same yarn and everything. I just loved it and needed another project to start...quickly!!
I am reading a fantastic book that was recommended to me by a sweet mom at my church here in Alaska. They are from Colorado but spend summers here running a Charter Fishing business.
Love and Salt...so GOOD!! SO GOOD!! Two women who write letters to each other about their faith and life being lived as faithful catholic women. I love being part of their spiritual friendship. They are excellent writers and their struggles and thoughts are very much things I think and struggle with.
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