Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Yarn Along - longie style!

Joining up with Ginny for the Yarn Along.

Okay. I have a "dark secret" - are you ready? I play video games. Not obsessively. But, I do enjoy them. Recently I've gotten into the first Assassin's Creed game (I won't bore you with the details). It's roughly about the Crusades (which I am fascinated by - with no personal interest in the religion aspect of it). So I'm rereading some yummy historical-fantasy (that's historical-fiction with some magical elements thrown in). It's, duh, set in the Crusades. Devil's Bargain by Judith Tarr was the first of her books that I ever read. She very quickly became one if my very favorite authors.

Knitting? Longies, of course! I'm using some Shepherd's Wool that I bought from a local yarn store and two lovely stripey yarns from the destash box I bought from Emily. I'm super excited!

These longies I just finished last night. They are superwash - so not the best for longies. But I had six (or so) balls left after making the sweater. And honestly, I didn't want to look at it for another sweater's worth of knitting. Not sure what I'll use the stuff I still have leftover for, though. Anyway! The Imp requested pockets in his longies. He's my scavenger - always picking up acorns and rocks (and promptly dumps them in the Elf's pockets). He decided on just the one pocket, though.

Yesterday I washed a stack of longies (that's what I was doing instead of "Crafting On" with Nicole). Today I noticed that one pair had two wee holes in the back - obviously a needle felted patch was in order (I offered another pocket but the Imp declined). And what better way to decorate a patch than with a little white Totoro?


  1. I love the longies - gorgeous colour, and of course, a pocket! Perfect!

  2. I've never read anything by Judith Tarr but I've often picked up a book at the store and almost brought it home with me. She's been on my list of 'got-to-get-to-them-soon-authors' for quite awhile now.

    Those longies are such warm earthy colors! They make me think of new things growing and fresh earth being turned over to plant new things.

    I'm a little 'off season' with my knitting: Lol!

  3. Great idea to needle felt for a hole! Too bad it cannot be done to the bottom of socks (without feeling it while walking).

  4. ooh, i love the little needle felted patch... at first I thought that the pocket you were referring to was the little patch with totoro. now how perfect would that be? a pocket for holding acorns with a totoro on it?!

    will have to check out judith tarr, but right not am too embroiled in books by sarah prineas and carolyn turgeon to pay anything else much mind...


  5. I think I am going to knit some longies just because they are so cute.

    I fixed the link to the corkscrew pattern. I see where you were going about the hair and you may be on to something. The pattern is super easy and I think leads to some play. I can see doll hair being done with it! :)

  6. I love these longies! I have been making some too (crochet versions) and they are a little bit addictive!

  7. The patch is very sweet, what a great idea :-) And the longies are super cute! I chuckled when I read your 'dark secret' :-) I loved playing World of Warcraft with my hubby when we were expecting our first!

  8. cute longies and I like the little patch. The pocket reminded me that I had meant to put pockets on the cardigan I just finished. hmm, back to the knitting lol