Wednesday, September 14, 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

Agent could care less about yarn. Needles however...

 After I purchased two skeins of Bernat's Mosaic in the lovely Optimistic I was unsure what I was going to make with it. My Mom suggested a hat or a scarf (I have plenty of both). All I knew was that I wanted something for myself this go-round.

Monday evening I finally decided on The Age of Brass and Steel Kerchief and am loving this pattern. I was bit nervous about how it starts, but so far so good. And I am so in love with this yarn. Even though it is 100% acrylic, it reminds me so much of wool (it even smells sheepy!). Hey.. it can even fool the snootiest of yarn connoisseurs (Jessica-4). I started work on this little Me project yesterday morning and happy to report that I a smidge past half-way done. I plan on finishing it up in the next two days and wearing it out Friday night.

I also have been getting in a few moments of recreational reading around schedules. I decided to start the free book from last Friday Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen. I'm about halfway through it and am really enjoying it. What is not to love about flapper girls, murder, and rum-running? I'll probably take my Nook with me to school today and read a bit before my welding class.

So what is everyone else reading and working on these days? Looking forward to seeing what everyone is up to!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Emily,

    I am loving the kerchief and the yarn looks beautiful...please post a picture of you wearing it..I know your going to look lovely!!!


    I too wish I could knit as fast you:) :)

    A Knitters Notebook

  2. Looks great- can't wait to see it finished :) And I love the nook... (I'm a fellow nook owner ;))

  3. Emily, the yarn you are using is beautiful! I have to check this pattern out. I need some new ideas for my Christmas list.
    I also want to see about the book you are reading, I need something a little lighter!

  4. I will have to check out this yarn you are praising, smells like wool? You lured me in! How is welding class going? Fun?

  5. @Freedom Three

    Haha! I'm not as fast as you may think. I just was able to carve three wonderful, blissful hours out of my Tuesday to start working on this project. It's actually a pretty simple knit, too. ;)

  6. @Spinneretta

    Thanks! I really enjoy my Nook (and the free books are a nice bonus:) )

  7. @Tracey

    The book is nice because it's building the story up at a nice pace. I was getting rushed with a couple of previous books and it was frustrating me, so this is nice.

    I really do like this pattern. I could see making quite a few of these as gifts.

  8. @Swanski

    Yep -- smells like wool and it is so soft. I wish it was wool because I bet it would felt wonderfully.

    I haven't gotten to weld yet! We were going to last Wednesday and were going through a demo and the power went out! The back-up generators kicked in, but they don't power the exhaust fans so we couldn't weld. I am so anxious to start. Crossing my fingers today that there are no issues.

  9. When you decide that you want color... you go all out!! Gorgeous yarn, and the pattern looks great. I'm glad I won't have to wait long to see it finished!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  10. Great colors in your yarn! I know just what you mean about needing a project for yourself, pretty soon I need one too :)
    I love how easy my nook is to bring for little snippets of reading, too :)

  11. That is so pretty. How cheerful after so much gray. I might have to make one too. Depending on if the yarn I think I would use will work....

    What are you planning on welding?

  12. Speedy knitting! I love that kerchief. So lovely.

  13. I really want to be knitting holiday gifts but can't seem to finish my summer projects.

  14. I ended up buying that yarn and sending it to someone as a Random Act of Kindness recently. I love the colors that are offered.

    Welding, huh? You go, girl!

  15. I'm really liking your kerchief! In fact I am going to get myself a copy of the pattern as soon as I finish typing this comment. You must be a speedy knitter to have just started it Monday night! :)

  16. @no spring chicken

    As I see it Debbie, winter is right around the corner and then it will be gray and white out for months. So I need all the color knitted ware to keep things cheery! :)

    It's funny because I was going to go with a blue/green instead but I always go for darker colors. I needed the bright.

  17. @*kate

    The only thing I have knitted for myself (and finished) thus far is the first thing I ever knitted and that was a hat. I think I'm long overdue ;)

    I love my Nook! I love just popping it into my bag and always having it available.

  18. @Julia

    Thanks Julia! It really is a great pattern. Let me know if you do work on one, too!

    Oh the welding class is for fun. It's a good skill to know and I am hoping to do something artistically with it in the future (tie it in with my ceramics).

  19. @Baby By The Sea

    Oh I am sure you'll get on track with Christmas knitting soon! I didn't have anything specific this past summer to work on so I was killing time with other projects. :)

  20. @Jen

    I am woman, hear me roar! (or weld..:) )

    I really do love all of the color choices they have for this yarn. I definitely think I will be going back for more to make a couple of these kerchiefs.

  21. @Cynthia

    Fabulous! I can hardly wait to see yours then :)

    I was able to carve time out of my Tuesday to dedicate to knitting. I haven't even touched it today (and am so sleepy I may not!) so it's hit or miss with how much I get done :)

  22. @Anonymous

    Thanks Renee! I'll be sure to get a picture of me with it on Friday to share.

  23. The pattern looks great. I have that bookmarked already for another day. The colorway seems to fit its name. Oh, and I like the name of your cat btw.

  24. That scarf is going to be amazing!! I can't wait to see your FO!! I am going to have to check that yarn out. Last book I read was Friday Night Knitting Club. Way late to the table on that one, but I loved it! blessings ~ tanna

  25. @Ellen

    Thank you! It's a great pattern. I'm really enjoying it.

    And thank you in regards to Agent. His full name is Agent Spotty-nose :)

  26. @Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow

    How did you like Friday Night Knitting Club? I really enjoyed it overall. There was a point in it that I thought I knew what was going to happen and was quite surprised in the end. I'd like to read the other two books in the trilogy at some point.

    Thanks! I gotta get plugging away on it today if I want to wear it by tomorrow!

  27. what beautiful colors! Perfect knit for this time of the year.

  28. Finally some colourful knitting for you, after all that grey =) It looks lovely, wonderful colours. Perfect to wear during a hopefully colourful and beautiful Autumn!