Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yarn Along - For Me!

I decided to participate in the Yarn Along I've read about on several blogs. You can be a part, too. Stop by Small Things to read about it.

For the first time since learning to knit, I'm making something just for me. I've been wanting this pair of fingerless gloves. So I'm finally making them - using the Brown Sheep yarn I bought on my first trip to a yarn store. I must say, I love it! How I wish I'd discovered this yarn when I first started knitting - it makes me a little sad to know that I have all of this other yarn to use before I can splurge on more yummy Brown Sheep.

Books! Last night I finished reading The Orchid Affair (book eight in the Pink Carnation series) by Lauren Willig. Today I will start The Kensei by Jon F. Merz. I received it as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program. Hence it has been shuffled onto the top of my reading stack (I still haven't read Grave Goods from the library and there's another parenting book waiting for me as well).


Please forgive the yellowness of my photograph. What with the weird light, my limited photo taking time (the Imp *loves* my camera), and my sleepiness - I just can't be bothered to tinker with it too much.


  1. My photo has a yellowness to it also, my camera is too smart for me and I cannot figure out all its tricks! Your toasties look beautiful!

  2. Brilliant stripes! My photos come out the same... I have to be really focused to get them to come out right each week. Thanks for sharing!

  3. i love stripes! and yay for you knitting for yourself :)

  4. Those will be a pair of great fingerless mitts!
    Love stripes :)

  5. Yay for stripes! I knit up a stripy little cap this week too, it's all about the stripes!

  6. I like the stripies! Coincidentally I was listening to a Lauren Willig's The Seduction of the Crimson Rose audiobook while knitting this last week~ as I am not handy enough to knit & read at the same time. I listed a differnt book that I was 'reading' on my yarn along today~

  7. Love the fingerless mitt. We have many pairs of them around here, but I had never seen the pattern you are using. I like it and the stripes. Isn't it wonderful to knit with nice yarn? It makes such a difference. Good for you to make something for yourself.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  8. I think it is so great to make something for yourself...I'm also up next in my queue to make something. It might even be a (gasp) sweater. Thanks for stopping by my space:)
    xo Jules