Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Yarn Along - Week Two

The idea of the Small Things Yarn Along is to share what we are knitting or crocheting and what we are reading right now.  I can't seem to find the time to do both along with farm work and all the hours I spend cooking and cleaning...um, okay, so mostly just farm work ;-)...but I will share that I'm "connecting with" knitting on Elizabeth's sweater and being mighty distracted by the latest issue of Spin-off, which I think may be the best issue I've ever read glanced through in the almost 10 years I've subscribed.  

I can't wait for lunch.  I can eat with one hand and turn pages with the other - a win/win.  I could knit and eat at the same time...but that's not worked out so well for me in the past.  How people read and knit at the same time...



A couple close ups.



The corgi photo bomb.


The longwools all got their "ears lowered" yesterday and Miss Maisie got a little trim too.  Pictures tomorrow :-).



25 comments:

Alice said...

Beautiful start to a fabulous sweater!!
I agree that this SpinOff issue is a keeper! Great to read in bed after a not-so-gud day at work :-)

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

I don't know how people knit and read at the same time, either!
Loving the corgi photo bomb!

Miha Giustina said...

There seems to be a lot of color depth to Elizabeth's yarn. Beautiful!

Andee said...

The sweater looks beautiful. I love the corgi photo bomb :)

Auntie Reg said...

If you would drink a healthy drink at lunch using a long straw then you could multitask. Beautiful sweater.

Rae said...

This is gorgeous. I love that color!!

I need orange said...

"I could knit and eat at the same time" -- milkshake? :-)

Love the sweater! (Though ... sweater? at this time of year? You've got more mental fortitude than I have. I can imagine it will be cold, someday, but I'm not sure I actually *believe* it.....)

Sandra said...

Beautiful!!

MarmePurl said...

of course glancing through spin-off counts as reading and knitting. I do it all the time (even though I have yet committed to becoming a real spinner).
Liz's yarn is so pretty.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I like that long straw idea .......
Can't wait to see finished sweater.


I think I sent a note to Spin Off that I was cancelling subscription .... too many magazines and I keep them all, so I figured out for now I have enough for my learning curve, well issue came today, where have these articles been all my life, finally something I can learn from.

Alisa said...

what gorgeous yarn.....and a beautiful beginning to a sweater!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yeah, um, we are currently having the hottest weeks we've had all summer. While I'm knitting a wool sweater. The anti-Iknitarod I suppose ;-).

karen said...

oh my I love the halo of that yarn!! Beautiful!. I can read and knit at the same time but the knitting has to be dead simple and the reading has to be on an ipad :)

Janet said...

Love that rich brown color. I've tried knitting and listening to an audio book, but my mind wanders and I lose the story line.

debby emadian said...

The yarn looks so lovely and soft...great autumnal colour too.

katie metzroth said...

how to read and knit? audio books.
I recommend:
The Help and Let's Pretend this Never Happened and
The Hunger Games (1-3)

LOVE the Corgi photo bomb! and your sweater looks really nice!

Far Side of Fifty said...

:)

Willow said...

The knitting looks great , the color is super !
Love your bomber Corgi :)

Sheepmom said...

You are really flying through that sweater. Can you knit while floating in the pool? Put the yarn in a Tupperware bowl and let it float around next to you :-0

Alice said...

I like the heart shape you made with the yarn. ;-)


Mooberry Farmwife said...

Lovely yarn - cute heart shape, too! :) I agree it can be hard to find time to knit and read and keep up with the farm... full, busy days indeed. Have a great week!

Peacecat said...

Your knitting is beautiful. And it's most beautiful because of the sheep that provide the wool! I wish I could pop over for a cuppa with you, sit and knit, and catch up.

gowestferalwoman said...

lovely! i wish i knew how to do that... but im still *cough* working on piecing a quilt together that i wanted to make for someones last years wedding... n

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Sweater is Delicious! Yarn Along? more pressure? Think Betsy, yesterday :)
Maisie got trimmed.........wonder what she thought of that that's printable!!

Cathie J said...

Your sweater looks very warm and cozy. Beautiful.

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