Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Yarn Along

Reading: I'm still reading Emma, but when this book arrived at the end of last week, I couldn't resist starting it, too. I can't really read two novels at the same time, but I can handle a novel and some nonfiction. :) I've been wanting to read Adventures in Yarn Farming for quite a while now! So far it's a fun read and bonus: there are lots of gorgeous (and adorable) sheep pictures. If you're at all interested in fiber or yarn or sheep, you'd probably enjoy this one.

Knitting: I've made a lot of progress on my Antler Cardigan since last week! Both of the sleeves are finished and I'm about three inches into the body (it's knit bottom-up). Whenever I'm knitting a sweater, I constantly alternate between confidence and doubt. One minute I'm like, yes! This is going great. I chose the right size, I'm getting gauge, and this sweater is going to be awesome. And the next I'm in a state of panic because what if it turns out too tight or too huge or too short? What if I run out of yarn? What if I have to rip out the whole thing? I definitely have a tendency to overthink things...

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


  1. I have that book - it is gorgeous to look at, for sure! Love the Antler Cardigan - the colour is lovely. I agree with you aboout sweater knitting. I hardly ever knit for myself for the exact same reasons. I am working on a jumper now and having exactly the same thoughts - I know I have done all the right things, but still I'm sure it won't fit! I'm sure we'll both be fine though!

    1. It is a lovely book! Yes, I'm sure both of our sweaters will turn out great. :) I just have to keep reminding myself that yarn is reusable. So even if I did have to rip it out, I can still reuse the yarn. That's an advantage knitting has over sewing!


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