Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Yarn Along

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Today we join Ginny and all of the other great fiber artists in her weekly knitting and reading post. Stop by and join in the fun!

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? ~ Ginny

I started the knitted chainmail armor last week and have been working on it off and on since then.  I finished it up yesterday and I think I am overall pleased with the outcome. Chase decided over the weekend that he really would like a hood on it. Of course. So the hood is not started yet, but I plan on that being started tomorrow.

With classes starting last Friday for me (and three of my classes being online), I've been reading my textbooks mostly. Once I get in to a decent routine I'll add recreational reading back in to the mix, but for now, it's study, study, study!

I'm also fighting a seasonal cold right now (Chase had it last week), and it seems like everyone is dealing with something like it right now. With that and waking with a migraine, I am moving really slow today.

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday.


  1. I like the armor and a hood will just set it off. Have fun with your classed and I hope you feel better soon since having a summer cold is the pits! xx

  2. @Tracey

    Thank you! I just had Chase try it on again and he really likes it (whew).

  3. What a great knit! J would love that also - I could crochet some chain mail :)
    I remember start of semester reading... hope you can fit in some lighter stuff too. xxx

  4. Dear Emily,
    I think I have a boy or two who would love that chain mail. I hope your classes go well for you

  5. Well someone needs to knit up a hood! I hope you feel better for your classes.

  6. chainmail looks awesome. i haven't been knitting lately. what are you going to school for?

  7. My boys would love this! And I know another little boy who would gladly wear this. Thanks for the link.

  8. The chainmail will look amazing with a hood.... Chase made a good call! So sorry about your health. I know what a difference it makes.

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. Wow! You are a fast knitter...The chainmail looks great... wish you had a picture of it on Chase I know he was excited about having it made:)I agree a hood would make it even more fantastic!!!

    Hope start feeling better...I will be praying for you while you are studying....


    A Knitters Notebook

  10. Lovely color -- really nice work on your new knitted piece. I love learning that you have three tatoos and how much you love Legos in your last post.

  11. @The Barefoot Crofter

    I bet it would be super easy crocheting it, too! I was thinking about how it would whip up really fast. I say go for it! J needs some, too :)

  12. I have 4 boys, all of whom would love that chainmail! Their older sister sews them surcoats, cloaks and hoods...

  13. A hood on that chainmail will look wonderful!! Love the flowers, too!

  14. @Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow

    Thanks, Tanna! Chase is the one growing the Zinnia's. He thought they'd spice up the photo this morning.

  15. @Gae

    Hi Gae!

    Thank you -- this is such an easy pattern, you should definitely make it if you have the time!

  16. @Freedom Three

    Thanks Megan. You've been sewing up a storm! Are you going to host the sew/beer along? I am really hoping you do!

    Right now the classes I am focusing on will transfer into a Legal Studies program. I'd like to use that and a minor in social work to work in the court system for children.

  17. @Ellen

    You're welcome, Ellen! Hope you enjoy!

  18. @no spring chicken

    Thanks Debbie. I think I am gradually feeling better tonight. Hoping tomorrow is better so I can put a hood on the sweater. :)

  19. @Anonymous

    Thank you, Renee, I appreciate it!

    I'm going to get pictures of Chase with his chainmail on tomorrow. He had it off and on today when his bratty cat wasn't trying to haul it off!

  20. @Nadja

    Oh your boys are so lucky to have an older sister to make them goodies! I bet they would like the chainmail armor. :)

  21. Love the knitting with zinnias photo :-) And thanks for the link to the chainmail! Hmmmm...looks like a birthday or yule giftie for my boy :-)

  22. what a great idea for a knit project! and yes, of course the hood, and right when you thought you were finished too!


  23. @rainblissed

    You're welcome! It's a great, easy little knit.


    Chase is excellent at making sure there are alterations on things he is going to have ;) It has to be just right.

  25. Chase and Butterfly share a birthday! I love the chain mail sweater idea, my boys would love it. I am taking 2 on-line classes this term, but we start next week.

  26. Hope you feel better soon, Emily!

    Good luck on your new school courses.

  27. @Julia

    I think it's neat they share a birthday! The chainmail was a great find. He's waiting so patiently for me to finish the hood.

    This semester I have three online classes and two in person. You're lucky you start next week! :)