Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yarn Along

With my Zig Zag Market Bag pattern all buttoned up (I launched it yesterday, in case you missed it!) I have much less knitting to show today.  The little green gift I showed last week looks too much like the finished product to show again here, so I took this yarn:

Aren’t the handpainted colors beautiful?

And I cast on this:

It’s the first in a pair of Edwardian Boating Socks (Ravelry link). I chose a pattern that should leave no chance for pooling. Even though I love this palette of muted rainbow colors, I’d pass on seeing them pool up in unflattering ways.

Care to see those colors again? 

They completely transfixed me as my husband helped wind it into a ball (he makes a very good swift).  These socks are going to be such a joy to knit (I hope!).

On the reading front, I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t found a new novel yet (despite the good recommendations I received—thank you!).  I’ve just been too busy doing everything else I do, and I need to make time for it.  I picked up Good Dog, Carl for Nathan and he loves it!  It features lovely painted illustrations of his favorite animal and has a funny and sweet story line.  It made me smile in the bookstore, and I see him “reading” it for much longer periods of time than he “read” his other books with less involved plots and less detailed illustrations that tell the story.  (It has no words!)  Definitely recommended for pre-readers.

You may think that I’m perusing The Rodale Herb Book, but I’m not.  I’m….using it to flatten some handmade note cards so they come out perfectly straight and crisp.  How do you like that for honesty?  : )


  1. LOVE your picture of knitting with 4 needles (show off!! :) ) I still have to try and remember how to cast on with 2!!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Gorgeous colours! I am always so amazed by your knitting projects!

    Brenna :)


  3. Such gorgeous yarn. Someday I will try dpn's!

  4. I love the colours of that yarn!!! Those would be such fun socks to wear. I haven't made socks in a long time - you are creating an urge in me. I'm stopping by via the Yarn Along.

  5. Those colors are beautiful! Can't wait to see how it knits up :)

  6. Lovely colors! I can't get enough rainbow-colored yarn!

  7. Yes, but you may peruse it someday. It still looks interesting! What is pooling? Is it socks that fall down and pool around your ankles?

  8. Gorgeous colours! My husband is ever so useful when winding balls of yarn as well, he has had years of practise with his mother, which comes in very handy now! :)

  9. colores, colores, colores!!!!


  10. Love those colours! Looking forward to see the finished pair of socks :)

  11. You're right. That is beautiful yarn and a great pattern that looks like it's going to complement the handpainted yarn.

    We had a rottweiler growing up and loved the Good Dog, Carl series. Merlin has gone on to Dog Heaven but he was a lot like Carl. :-)

  12. I love hand-painted, rainbow yarn!!!

  13. What a pretty rainbow that yarn makes! Can't wait to see the finished sock...

  14. appreciate the honesty actually! lol. i love the yarn for the socks, they will be so fun to wear, those colors are so warm!


  15. Good Honesty, great yarn! I doubt I would even get anything done just stare at it.

  16. That yarn is so pretty! It makes me want to make something!

  17. Stopping in from Fibers on Friday- There's not much I like better than rainbows other than rainbows for my feet, great stuff!!! Love your market bag too, very nice detailing:)


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