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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yarn Along {ten}


Knitting: a little dress


Reading: Brideshead Revisited 


It has been seven weeks since I last joined the group of Yarn Alongers at Small Things. I have been knitting, but not as much as I should have been. 

I finished a little dress and shipped it off to a cute little girl (and her lovely mom), but I forgot to take a picture of it first. Currently, I am finishing up this little dress that I am knitting for my niece, Hannah. I am writing the pattern as I knit. When I am finished knitting it will be about 18 months size. I will post the pattern here once I have completed the project. Then I will finish a little cabled tunic top for my friend's daughter, Gretchen. Next up, I plan to knit two little matching vests from the pattern I wrote last year for my sister-in-law, Kelly. She recently received the news that she is not having one but two boys! Twins! Our family is very excited! 

Then I have a scarf to finish knitting and another scarf to start and finish. I am knitting both of the scarves out of super soft alpaca that was given to me as a gift. 

See, I have a lot of knitting planned in my near future, but the problem is I think I have lost my love of knitting! Has it happened to you before? I taught myself how to knit in 2011, and I have loved it, but now I don't think that I do anymore. I keep reading through cross stitch magazines and sewing books. My sights have moved on to new and exciting projects. Maybe I am fickle or maybe it is the weather, but I think I am breaking up with knitting. Or at the very least looking at a long separation.  

As for my reading, I will never stop reading. I love to escape into a good book. I started reading Brideshead Revisited last week for an online book study group. I am excited about it! 

What are you knitting and reading? 



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12 comments:

  1. I think the sun makes you think of other projects, sewing and such like but I always go back to crochet when it cools off again.

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    1. I think you must be right. A break this summer is probably what I need.

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  2. Love the dress so far, very sweet! I definitely cycle with my knitting and definitely do less during the summer months. Crafts are supposed to be enjoyable, so I say enjoy the cross stitch!

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    1. Yes! I was just reading that a hobby is an activity that should make you feel energized, not drained. Right now, my knitting feels heavy, so cross stitching is probably what I need to focus on.

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  3. Oh Brideshead Revisited is a wonderful book! I love all of Evelyn Waugh's books. Have you read Nancy Mitford's books - set in the same era and similar characters - beautiful writing. I'm so impressed with your little dress - that hemline is such pretty knitting. My interests wax and wane - for months, all I want to do is knit, and then the embroidery creeps and takes over, then quilting for months. I'm sure someone with your skill will fall back in love with knitting soon :-)

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    1. I have not read Nancy Mitford's books, but I just added them to my list. Thanks for the suggestion!
      I am sure (I hope) my love for knitting will return after a break. Thank you for your kind comment!

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  4. I used to go back and forth much more between knitting and other kinds of projects but lately find it so simple to just always have a project on my needles to enjoy in the evenings when the kids are in bed, and haven't taken a sabbatical for several years now! I do think there is a seasonal component to the love of knitting for many people - something cozy and nostalgic about clicking needles in the middle of winter and the dainty work of embroidery or cross-stitch in the spring and summer. I have a cross-stitch kit that occasionally calls my name, cross-stitch being my earlierst love, but I love the functionality of knitting up garments and things that are Useful. :) Your planned projects all sound delightful to me but maybe a little break will restore your love and desire for them!

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    1. Ah, yes, being useful is a problem for cross stitched items. I am resolved to learn how to use my sewing machine this summer so that I may turn my cross stitch into pillows. Everyone needs a new decorative pillow for their beds. I am determined! ;)

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  5. lovely little dress, I get frustrated when I forget to photo a project.....but it happens.

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  6. knitting and I broke up last summer when I had a pregnancy yarn aversion! Once baby was here I wanted to knit again. Very strange! I hope you find something else fun to do for a bit

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    1. Oh, that is interesting, Elizabeth. I am glad your desire to knit returned after you had your baby. :)

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