Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yarn Along: Christmas Gifts

I'm joining along with Small Things for her Yarn Along this week.


I've been reading Robert Asprin's Another Fine Myth this week.  This is a young adult book and it is hilarious. I have been having to fight with Gabriel to find time to read it. The book is about a magician's  apprentice named Skeeve and a demon named Aahz. Their adventures will have you rolling. I love Asprin's consistent play on words, and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy.


While I was in Oklahoma, I took my niece, Cadence, to the local yarn store with me, or more properly, her mommy took us all to the store.  At any rate, I allowed her to pick out some yarn to go with a pattern she'd picked out the night before. She chose a lovely pink Plymouth worsted weight yarn. It has been a dream to work with.



The pattern, on the other hand, was a pain. It is Sea Princess by Elena Nodel.  This is a very detailed pattern. The pattern, without the cable pattern, is 25 pages long. For all that, it is extremely confusing. I don't consider myself a beginning knitter, and after I figured out how the pattern was written, it was actually not a hard pattern to knit, but wow. I ripped it out twice before I got it going correctly on the third try.  It was worth it, though. It is a gorgeous pattern, and I am glad I took the time to make it.  I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I just need to mail it to Sally now.

I have also finished my sister and brother-in-law's Christmas present. Of course, unlike the sweater, they haven't seen it, so I can't post pictures. I'm just thrilled that I've finished two of my hand knit gifts!  I'm almost finished with my mom's, which is another Cladonia shawl, but I ran out of yarn and have to order more. I am so close to being finished I can taste it!

4 comments:

  1. great knitting, lovely choice of yarn xx

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  2. A 25 page pattern? WOW, that is dedication! It does look lovely and yes, that yarn looks like it would be a dream to knit. xx

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  3. You are way more patient than I am! I think I would have given up just looking at a 25 page pattern. It's beautiful though!

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  4. Thank you! The pattern was very confusing, although after I figured it out, it was actually very easy to knit. I'll definitely make another one. I just wish the pattern had been a bit more standard.

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