Yarnalong: Arrosa and Inspired by Islay

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Yarnalong: Spring planning

Yarnalong: Spring planning

Hi friends, and happy Wednesday!

Not much has changed on my needles (still working on my socks — more on that tomorrow) or my nightstand (still reading and enjoying The Yorkshire Shepherdess — but it’s almost done, so I need to decide what’s next!).  But today is the first day of March, and boy does spring feel like it’s on its way, so I thought today we could chat a bit about planning spring projects!

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Yarnalong: Knitting Workshop, Constellate, and Smooth Operators

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Knitting: Well, this picture might look a little familiar.  Sure, the socks are a little longer, and the hat brim is a bit further advanced than it was two weeks ago … it’s just, you know, been ripped out and reknit since! The important thing is, after letting it sit for a few days, I got my Constellate re-cast on, and I’m glad that I went ahead and restarted it.  The twisted rib is just so pretty … I would have been sad whenever I looked at my brim and knew that the rib * should * have been twisted.  And, ahem, I’m almost back to the start of the hat’s patterning — I’d made it two repeats in before I ripped it all back last week!  Mr. N’s Smooth Operators are growing (as is the yarn’s pooling!) It’s time to put the yarn in for the afterthought heel — I might even have them done for him before our February visit!

Reading: I still haven’t been reading (for pleasure, I should say! I do lots of reading for work), and I want to change that.  I just need to make myself stop knitting a little earlier in the evening and get in bed before before I’m too tired to read!  But I had a knitting query yesterday about which I knew Elizabeth Zimmerman would have something to say.  So I pulled out my trusty copy of Knitting Workshop.  Sure enough, EZ had some instructions – slightly terse, but encouraging me to be courageous and move boldly forward — on a question I had about different yoke constructions.  And it also meant I could read over the lovely inscription my mom wrote when she gave me the book — and wish we weren’t several states apart, but instead could be sat knitting together!

Hopefully, next week I’ll have some new knitting or reading to share.  Til then, pop on over to the original Yarnalong post to see what others are working on, and tell me what you’re up to in the comments if you’re so inclined!