Yarn Along

Yarn Along October 1


yarnalong_gsheller_grayIt's Yarn Along again. Time to see what knitters are knitting and reading all around the interwebs. It's a great way to find new knitting blogs and get people to find yours too! We've been doing this a while and you can see our progress on our knitting for almost the past year!

That startitis finally turned up. Yesterday I cast on the Redfern Cardigan, which you can find on the cover of the latest Interweave Knits (Fall 2014). As we've mentioned before this issue is well worth the price and features a ton of knittable and wearable sweaters. I might actually knit three different styles from this one issue alone (hence the startitis). Thus, our Yarn Along this week features the Goddess Yarns Ellen in a lovely shade of eggplant and the latest Interweave Knits:

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What are you knitting and reading?

Yarn Along Sept 10


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It's Yarn Along again. Time to see what knitters are knitting and reading all around the interwebs. It's a great way to find new knitting blogs and get people to find yours too! We've been doing this a while and you can see our progress on our knitting for almost the past year!

I'm still in gauge swatching limbo with a new sweater, plus some yarn that I thought I had turned out to be in storage (ack!) so my startitis has been put on hold. This means I'm turning back to an old project, the Textured Shawl. I love the radiating rings on this semi-circle shawl and I'm starting to get motivated to finish this thing. I'm still reading the Mistborn Trilogy, but I'm moving slowly on this book because well, I'd rather be knitting ;) 

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What are you knitting and reading these days? Got any favorite high fantasy books you like? Let me know in the comments:

Yarn Along Sept 3


yarnalong_gsheller_grayIt's Yarn Along again. Time to see what knitters are knitting and reading all around the interwebs. It's a great way to find new knitting blogs and get people to find yours too! We've been doing this a while and you can see our progress on our knitting for almost the past year!

  

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Here we are. We're still out of internet, but I'm uh borrowing some from a neighbor to do a quick yarn along post. I still haven't finished the raglan pullover and I'm afraid that it's a rather large sweater on me and I'm not sure what to do about the neck. Blearg, but I'm still happy with it. I'll find something to do with it. Maybe if I put a certain blank look on my face I could pretend that I'm wearing this sweater ironically. I'll show you when it's finished and I model it completed.

I'm on the last book of the Mistborn Trilogy and I need to read it quickly. You know, before my husband catches up and we end up fighting over who gets to read the book. Just kidding. That would be the dumbest argument ever.

Yarn Along August 27


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It's Yarn Along again. Time to see what knitters are knitting and reading all around the interwebs. It's a great way to find new knitting blogs and get people to find yours too! We've been doing this a while and you can see our progress on our knitting for almost the past year!

I've been knitting the beachy raglan to try to forget the terror of the baby sweater from hell. There have been requests for me to divulge which pattern that was, but I'm not telling. I've made reviews on ravelry of the project and that was enough for me. I'm sure there will be people who disagree with me and I'm not in the mood to fight a battle on the internets about my personal experience. There are just too many trolls (especially on knitting forums -ugh).

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I've bound off the body a few too many inches short. I only have two skeins of yarn left and I'm saving them for the sleeves. I might buy another skein to finish out the bottom. I might not. We'll see what happens when the sleeves are finished. 

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I'm glad to be knitting again. Especially as we've been enduring yet more job insecurity, which I've not been writing about because I feel like it's the same old story and I'm sick of telling it. I'm hoping that we'll get out of contract-job hell soon and end up with full time health insurance soon. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for us. We're hoping to hear back on a job next week which would be my husband's dream job. If we don't get this one who the heck knows what we're going to do. Blearg.

As for reading I'm still reading the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. It's just the high fantasy escape I need right now.

 

Yarn Along July 9 2014

 

yarnalong_gsheller_grayIt's Yarn Along again. Time to see what knitters are knitting and reading all around the interwebs. It's a great way to find new knitting blogs and get people to find yours too! We've been doing this a while and you can see our progress on our knitting for almost the past year!

 

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Alright, back to the old sharing what I'm knitting and reading right now. I'm on another high fantasy kick, what with the long wait ahead for George RR Martin to finish the next installment of Game of Thrones I have to distract myself with something and I think we've hit pay dirt with Brandon Sanderson. My husband is also a fan of high fantasy novels (oh the paperbacks in storage -oh my) and had purchased the first books in two of Mr. Sanderson's series -the Mistborn Trilogy and the Stormlight Archive

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The cover from The Mistborn sat tempting me on the top of the bookcase next to my side of the bed, catching my eye each time I headed to sleep to the point where I couldn't resist reading it. How could I not start reading this book? There was a strong heroine on the cover who wasn't overly sexualized to get young men to purchase the book! In fact there's not a whole lot of sexuality in the book itself, which is kind of refreshing for the high fantasy genre. That isn't to say that there isn't a fair amount of romance, or that a chaste-ish kiss wouldn't be in order but I was completely charmed by the entire story arc, even if there was some awkwardness with some of the exposition early in the book. This bad exposition fu did derail my reading for a time, but I liked the characters so much that I became determined to continue reading and that determination paid off. The last paragraph of the book was one of the most satisfying I've ever read in any book. 

I kinda overdid it with the Mistborn book to the point where I'm not quite ready to read the second one in the series (especially since I don't own it yet), but the Way of Kings is already in the house (as it were) and I'm looking forward to pouring myself into that hunk of a novel soon, but there's knitting to be done. Summer is well underway and aside from the myriad unfinished projects hiding around I do want to finish my summer pullover to wear while it's still warmish, or in time for the Bay Area's version of summer, also known as October. 

What's your favorite high fantasy series to read?

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angelafall2013smallI'm Angela.
Mom. Wife. Crafter. Succulent Gardener. Co-op Preschool Parent. 

 

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