Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Yarn Along


Reading: I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith. I've been wanting to read this book for the longest time. I'm a little over a hundred pages in, and I'm loving it so far! :)

Knitting: Lady Marple, in Wool of the Andes (garnet heather colorway). My friend Carolynn and I are doing a little cardigan knit-along this month! We're knitting different patterns, but the goal is to motivate each other and end up with a couple of beautiful sweaters. Lady Marple is honestly like the perfect English granny sweater. :) It's rather addicting and I am really enjoying knitting it. {Project page}

{Yarn Along is a weekly link up hosted by Ginny where you can share what you've been knitting and reading.}

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  1. I haven't heard of I Capture the Castle so will have to check it out.
    How fun to have someone to motivate you while you knit and what a great pattern to
    knit. I love the color you are using, it's going to be such a pretty sweater.

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    1. It's a really lovely book so far! And yes, it does make such a difference having someone knitting along with you on a bigger project. :)

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  2. I love to do knit a longs with friends. It makes it more fun! Very pretty yarn you chose.

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    1. It does make it more fun! :) Thank you.

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  3. I enjoyed that book as well! You must see the movie based upon the book.

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    1. I definitely want to see the movie! I loved Romola Garai in the BBC Emma mini-series.

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  4. Those cables in that color! Truly beautiful! :)

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  5. I haven't read I Capture the Castle, but maaan I love the title of it. That alone makes me want to read it. :)

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    1. It's really good so far! I also love the title, though it might not mean what you expect it to mean. :)

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  6. A beautiful colour choice and I can understand why it's an enjoyable knit. Gorgeous!

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  7. Oh if only I could knit and read at the same time...

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    1. Me too! I've heard of people doing that, but I can't imagine it. :) Sometimes I even struggle with knitting while watching TV or a movie. I either end up doing a lot of pausing when I'm at a more complicated part of the knitting, or have to put down my knitting when I'm at a more exciting, engrossing part of the movie. :)

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  8. How wonderful to be knitting yourself a sweater and thank you for sharing the book.

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