Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yarn Along

Yarning Along with Ginny (as usual)...

That blob of yellow that looks like nothing much? It's the Omelet- just a few tiny rows shy of completing the lace and then the massive bind off. I can honestly say that I'm not looking forward to it, except that it means I can block it and wear it!

I'm aiming to finish in the next few days so that I can block it over the weekend. Then the lace will open and actually look like something instead of a blob of holey knit fabric.

I'm also knitting along on the Back-To School Vest and have just a bit to finish on the back before I work the neck edging and armholes before calling that one complete too. And the gray Poet's Pullover is in need of just one more 1/4 skein to finish that sleeve. I aim to get to the yarn shop tomorrow so that I might finish that sleeve while we spend time waiting at the hospital this week. I did originally buy enough yarn for the pullover before I started it, but I think some of that wool became socks for my husband while I wasn't thinking clearly about it being "assigned to a project" yarn. PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one who does that sort of thing!

For our reads this week I'm on to Throne of Fire and I'm still reading Charlotte's Web with my boys. We are enjoying it very much and Ezra is especially in love with the goose's speeches.

I did a count of my reads for this year and I'm already at 16 novels. My goal is usually 20, so I think I'll be good to reach it this year. I've been heavily reading YA the last few months but I want to get back to some good historical fiction. I am lacking for titles though!  Thoughts?


  1. The Omlette looks pretty! re Historical fiction: I recently read a book called Tanamera by Noel Barber about the second world war in Singapore (I wanted to find out a little bit about this history of my new home) It was amazing - and I don't think you would necessarily have to know the country to enjoy it. War, culture, romance, atmosphere, totally fabulous!

  2. Woohoo! I'm looking forward to seeing your Omelet completed! I'm sure it will be worth the pain it's given you.
    I'll have to come back to read the historical fiction suggestions. I'm drawing a blank on any good ones I've read recently.

  3. I love how blocking turns what looks like noodles into beautiful lace ;) Love the colour, can't wait to see what it looks like finished.

  4. 16 novels?? wow, i never read this much again since i had my baby. maybe i should just set a goal!
    loving your blog of yellow there!

  5. Have you read
    http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Henry-VIII-Notes-Somers/dp/0312194390/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314181384&sr=1-1 ?
    It is one of my all time favorites.
    Can't wait to see your Omelet blocked and on you! xx

  6. I have loved watching Omelet become a lovely shawl on your blog. I look forward to the post blocking and modeling photos :)

  7. Love the name of your project - the color fits. Glad it's just about done - I don't envy you for all that binding off. As for forgetting what project I buy yarn for? I do that all the time. I was thinking that I should jot down some sort of notes and attach it to the yarn itself so I can remember. But then again, I'd probably change my mind...

  8. I am amazed how much my boys love Charlotte's Web. Well the bigger one anyway, 2yrs is a little little for sitting still for that.
    I can't wait to see your Omelet!

  9. That's the thing I love about a lace shawl. It looks like just a big blob until you block it. Then it becomes a beautiful shawl. :-)

    Yes, I assign projects to my yarn...and then sometimes use the yarn for other, more important purposes. ;-) I'm doing it right now for a baby sweater I'm creating for a friend's new little guy. I didn't need another sweater anyway!

  10. Beautiful knitting work.

    Oh, Charlotte's Web - I can't read that aloud without tears...

  11. Love the omelet! And that Poets Pullover is such a gorgeous pattern; I must add it to my list.

  12. That lace pattern is just gorgeous. You must have been working on that for ages!

  13. i love charlotte's web, it's been so long since i've read it.
    your shawl is so pretty and will be so much fun to block it and watch it bloom!


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