Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yarn Along

Ooooh, I've always wanted to do this...join Ginny over at small things for her weekly "Yarn Along". Now that I have my own blog, I think it's time for me to join the party!!

I always have a few knitting projects on the go. I have a "brainless" one that I can work on say while spending "quality time" with my hubby watching a movie. It does drive him a little nuts because I'm not quite so cuddly with pokey needles in my hands...but hey at least I'm not falling asleep, right? I also usually have a fiddly one I'm working on...lots of little pieces to sew together at the end, but easy to complete a little bit at a time. Then I have the intricate ones with say cables or row by row instructions that require my full attention. I love these projects, but I can't really work on them with interruptions. Needless to say, they don't get worked on very often. :)

So...considering the crazy stressful week I had last week, here's what I'm working on right now...

It's a cowl made from recycled sari silk! I needed something bright to cheer me up, and the texture of this stuff is just phenomenal. It's soft and drapey...warm but not too warm...perfect for our Canadian weather right now. I can't wait to finish it! I think I might keep it for myself...something new to add to my spring wardrobe. :)

And the book? Just something light and fluffy for this week. After reading cover to cover (a few times), "How to Make a Successful Business out of Your Hobby, for Dummies"...I think I deserve a book I can veg out to!!

To all you talented ladies out there...cheers!! And happy knitting/reading. :)


  1. The vibrant colours in the sari silk look beautiful knit up. I hope you get some warmth & sun there.

  2. Just popping in to say "Hi" as part of Yarn Along.

  3. I LOVE your yarn choice! (I've been coveting recycled sari yarn for years now.) And I love that you are keeping it for yourself.


  4. I LOVE the sari-yarn colours but find is sooo itchy!! Great for purses but can't wear it against my neck. That colour will look so beautiful on you! Did I tell you that I'm absolutely stunned at the beauty of your dolls? They're amazing. I'd love to post about them on my blog...they're among the best I've seen!

  5. Okay, so I'm done the cowl...and yes, Knitty Gritty, you are was VERY rough and itchy...but then I washed it in warm soapy water, laid it out to dry and then when it was almost dry, I threw it in the dryer with a sheet of fabric softener...and now it is soft and drapey, instead of stiff and "hempy" feeling. :)