Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Yarn Along: New Projects


Hello Knitters!  It's Wednesday so I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along.

I've started a couple new projects.  The first is called the Whisper Cardigan.  It's the first pattern I've paid for on Ravelry.  Normally I can find plenty of free patterns, but this one was so perfect and light and cute, I had to try it.  What I didn't really pay attention to was the fact that I'd be using lace weight yarn.  Holy moly - is it thin!  (I'm using Tosh Lace in color: Nebula.  That's the blue/green stuff above.)  I think I'll be working on this for at least two months, so I thought I'd give myself another project so I could feel like I was accomplishing something during that time.  My son is 9 and not really into stuffed animals, but I thought he'd get a kick out of the killer bunny from Monty Python.  Check it out here.  I'm just using a basic Alpaca yarn I picked up from Michael's.  Nothing fancy.

I finished my vest!  Yay!
 

I made this with a cotton/linen yarn and it's not as soft to knit with, but it really softens up after blocking.  I think it will be a nice addition to the spring/summer wardrobe.

I finished Where Things Come Back yesterday.    I gotta give it a solid Eh.   This book has won awards and received a ton of literary praise, but I didn't love it.  It all comes together at the end, but it's a slooooooow beginning and it has a lot to do with theories of living life rather than someone actually living it.  Of course that's kinda the book's point:  go out and live your life and stop being such an analytical ass-hat.  But in order to get there we have to deal with some analytical ass-hats.

I don't want to suggest that this book is bad by any stretch of the imagination or give it any kind of bad review.  It's really just not me.  I loved The Hunger Games, The Lock Artist, The Scorpio Races.  I love Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice.  I love anything David Sedaris writes. 

If you like a good, solid literary novel that's not necessarily action packed and more about how its characters examine the lives they are living, then you'll probably love Where Things Come Back.

5 comments:

Ă„iti said...

The vest looks great! Very nice drape. I look forward to seeing a pic of you wearing it.

Tosh yarn comes in such wonderful colors. I haven't bought any yet...something else to look forward to :-)

Angela said...

That rabbit is crazy! Love Monty Python. Hmm Tosh, that's going to be a great cardigan. So now you are paying for patterns and using expensive yarn-ha!
Your vest looks awesome!
Have a good one.

Julie_c said...

I know! Right! I'm like a crack ho of yarn!

Jessica Snell said...

Ooh, the Whisper Cardigan is at the top of my queue (I have a few things I need to finish first) and I have a Christmas gift skein of MadTosh in Rosewood I'm planning on using for it. Isn't it just the prettiest pattern?

Anke said...

I really like the vest you made. It looks so simple, but the drape gives it that little something special. Very pretty!