Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Back Yarning Along

When Ginny stopped hosting the popular Yarn Along last year I thought, "Well, I can still post on Wednesdays and use that as a record of progress." A couple of my favorite Yarn Along-ers tried that as well. It just wasn't the same.  I'm so glad the Yarn Along is back even if it looks like it's just monthly now.  It's a lot of fun and I've made several new friends through this group and picked up quite a few good book tips as well.  


For this week's Yarn Along post I'm sharing some Christmas gift knitting.  Not knitting I'm doing to gift, but knitting gifts given to me ;-).  This Voe hat is a kit from Brooklyn Tweed.  I've been really wanting to try some of their yarn not only because it's so beautifully marketed, but also because it's American made yarn from American sheep.  Nice!


So far I've gotten to learn a new cast on (German) and a new ribbing.  I think the ribbing is called mistake broken ribbing.  I. Hate. Knitting. Ribbing.  Getting to straight knit every other row was a huge morale booster :-D.  I may never knit un-mistake un-broken ribbing again!


Is this not the most charming project bag ever?


With the most charming logo and tag to boot?  I just love everything about this project so far :-).


And it was nice to see the sheep venture out for a bit this afternoon.  A brief foray near 30 degrees!

My book this week is another favorite Christmas gift.  Sheep-O!  The story of the worlds fastest shearers.  I'd link to it but it's so old it doesn't even show up on Amazon's used books.  Maybe if I checked Amazon Australia.  It's fascinating!

I've also listened to a ton of good audio books that I've been thinking for months how fun they'd be to share.  I'll try to put together a list for my next week's (I'm just going to keep repeating that to myself  in hopes I can challenge myself to do it ;-) Yarn Along post.

17 comments:

Lisa W said...

I have that project bag - it makes me smile :-)

Tina said...

It is a very sweet bag :) Happy Yarn Along!

Michelle said...

That project bag looks like it was DESIGNED for you!

Dicky Bird said...

The project bag is cute!

Elaine Lim said...

The project bag is so sweet... looks like Kate! Say, there, Sara, just how many wheels do you have? Do you have something going on each of them? Sigh....... so many of us spinners have so much going on our wheels too!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Hmmm, I have five working wheels and two heirloom wheels that are missing a part or two...and I have nothing on any of them :-(.

sophy0075 said...

That project bag is adorable. Your Voe colors are pretty. Mistake rib is *k2,p2* end k1, but st st every other row is a fun ribbing variant.

Judy said...

I love that bag!!! Such awesome fabric and a very creative tag. Your knitting sounds like fun and I like that the yarn is from American sheep.
Happy knitting,
Judy

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oops, the ribbing is actually called broken ribbing. Regardless of the name, I'm all in! :-D

I need orange said...

Love everything about this (including the fancy flatlay of the ingredients). :-)

Love the colors. (The variations in that gray! With the red!)

Love the project bag. One learns so many things on IG -- that there exist fancy printed-handle scissors! And project bags! I don't have a single project bag. I do have lots of fabric, though, so maybe I'll venture into project bags...... (My wips are mostly all socks, and they fit into Chinese food boxes.......)

I'm trying to do some knitting. Socks. :-) Warm ones for wearing with slippers in the house. I did part of a swatch yesterday -- first knitting in years.

ps -- totally agree about ribbing. Straight knitting for me, too. Round and round and round and round................ Ahhhhh.

:-)

Emily said...

I love that project bag! So adorable!
I'm also glad Yarn Along is back. I've missed it!

Kelly Ramstack said...

Yes, that project bag is amazing! My mom gifted me a pair of socks that have border collies and sheep on them. She knows me so well. :)

Sandra Morris said...

love the project bag :)
I miss knitting :( I am hoping to be able to pick up the needles soon.

Sheepmom said...

That project bag is perfect! Sheep, fall leaves and a dog that looks like Kate. Good things are going to come out of that bag! So glad to see Yarn Along return and am looking forward to your book list!

Deborah said...

The project bag is so cute. I love the sheep fabric. The picture looking through the window at the sheep is outstanding! It makes me want to be there. Happy knitting!

Cloudberry said...

Cute bag and I love the colours on the hat!

karen said...

love the hat and the very beginnings :) Sheep bag, of course!

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