Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yarn Along - 1/25

Joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along this week. I'm almost finished with my Dahlia cardigan, I just have to knit one more sleeve which I'm already half way through. I have both sleeves still on the needles because I wasn't sure how much yarn I would have left! The first sleeve needs a few more rows of moss stitch (if I have enough yarn!). I'm hoping I'll finish it by the weekend and I can block it - I'm so excited!

As much as I want to finish Dahlia quickly I sometimes just need a break from knitting with the same yarn. I cast on for the Drifty mitten last night, actually late afternoon! And I finished it last night, all except the thumb!

I'm knitting with the same yarn again (Hobby Lobby's I Love This Wool), but using size 6 needles. It has turned out a perfect size for Kristen's hands. Usually mitts that I knit often turn out a little big. I'll probably try to finish Dahlia before I cast on for the second mitten.

I finished reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese last week for our book club, so before I start our next monthly read (which is Girl in Translation) I thought I would pick up the Harry Potter book again. I started the 5th book weeks ago and am not even half way through it. I'd like to get it read so I can watch the movie. I haven't seen the 5th, 6th and 7th movie yet, but I want to read the books first.


PKJ said...

Wow those mittens are adorable!

Julie said...

your Dahlia cardigan looks phenomenal so far!! And I love that mitt.

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

You're almost there with your Dahlia and it looks great. The mittens will be adorable on Kristen. You've really been trucking along with your mittens. Do you read as you knit? I often do - well depending on the project.

So, do you have the next project in mind?

JNCL said...

Harry Potter forever!!

Ann said...

The mitten looks good. Can't wait to see Dahlia.

Gigi said...

Hi D! Your Dahlia is looking beautiful, and I love the Drift mittens -- so cute! Can't wait to see the FO.
Oh, and WW? I'm thinking I might try that again -- South Beach actually made me sick to my stomach -- blech! All those eggs and cheese?