Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yarn Along

I've been absent from the Yarn Along for the last few weeks, but that doesn't mean I've neglected my knitting (or reading, for that matter).  I'm still working on Finn's Christmas sweater, although not as much as I should be.  It really takes concentration, so I have to find time to work on it when I won't be interrupted and when I can spend more than 15 minutes working.  (Ha!) The design is really starting to show up and I love the way it looks.  Maybe now that the kiddos are back in school, I can get more accomplished on the sweater.


I've started reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane to the kids at bedtime.  I read it to them years ago when Finn was a baby, but Philip doesn't remember it.  And, of course, Finn didn't hear it.  The older 2 don't seem to mind the repeat, and Edward Tulane is really my favorite DiCamillo book so I'm happy to get the chance to read it aloud again.


For some mindless knitting, I started another pair of socks for Finn.  (He should be set for wool socks this winter!)  The yarn is leftover from a pair of socks I made for Paul 2 Christmases ago, which I apparently neither blogged nor put on Ravelry.  I'm not sure how that happened!


His other socks that I started a few weeks ago are complete.  They are exactly the same as his Christmas socks, since I had the extra yarn and he loved them so much.


I'm sure he'll get plenty of use out of his extra pair of "cozy socks", as he calls them.


15 comments:

  1. The Christmas Sweater is amazing Joy and I really do like the pattern. I hope you find more quiet time to work on it as I would love to see it all finished. :)

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  2. Those socks do look cosy!
    I love the way your cable pattern is coming out. Very pretty.

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  3. Can't go wrong with a nice cable - and yours sure is looking beautiful.
    Love the colour too. Those socks look very cosy.

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  4. gosh, that sweater is lovely!!!! and socks are good break from the more intricate knitting!!! (great sweater color, too!)

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  5. It's official the holiday knitting season has started. You are knitting something and so am I. Love the gray sock yarn-so basic and timeless.

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  6. The Christmas Sweater is gorgeous (in a manly way :-) What a wonderful pattern. I love the gray sock yarn!

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  7. So many nice projects! I love the socks. It's getting to be the season...

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  8. Wow! Now that's what I call cabling! I love it.

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  9. that sweater is coming along so well....the color is amazing! And all those socks...love them!!

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  10. I like the colors of your knitting. So unique!

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  11. What wonderful blogs you have, Joy! I found you via your other blog. Wonderful posts!

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  12. The sweater is looking great! It's going to turn out fantastic, I'm sure!

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  13. Love your projects this week. I love the sweater but could not hope to have that much concentration myself. The socks look very cozy too : )

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  14. The socks look sweet on the little feet and I am intrigued by the book - might check out. First time visiting your blog.

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