Wednesday, October 19, 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!



This was a painful picture for Jess to take part in.  


First, I am going to say, there is absolutely nothing new on the reading front from last week. Still reading in textbook after textbook. *sigh* However(!) I do have two books on hold at the library that I am going to hopefully pick up today to take with me to Indiana tomorrow.

Now on to the knitting. I decided after Mom went home that I would get the ribbing out of the way for my Dad's sweater. I dislike ribbing. A lot. I know it's simple and easy to do, but I think that is the reason why I don't enjoy it much. I figured I would get the ribbing out of the way and then put it up. That sweater is the only project I am taking with me tomorrow. I just have 15 1/2 inches of round and round and round and round (well, you get it) so it's nice work that doesn't require focus. Not sure how much knitting I will get done, but we'll see.

 I think I am progressing nicely on Molly's shawl, too! I knitted a bit more last night and actually started the second skein. Yay! Last night when I was taking this picture, Jessica was trying ever so hard to resist going after the yarn. The seafoam yarn ball was the size she likes her toys to be and she tried twice to take it while I was trying to get a decent picture. She seized her moment an hour later when everyone was distracted for less than a minute. Thankfully, she didn't undo any of my hard work.

 Shortly before my Mom went home, she wanted to go to a local bead store and nose around. I picked up many beads, but had no idea what I wanted to do besides maybe a pair of earrings. Then I got the idea to make a simple pair of stitch markers. I see people that have very pretty ones, and I've wanted some of my own.

And now.. for a giveaway!


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have a pair of stitch markers made by me to give away. They're nothing fancy, but I thought someone might like to have a pair of these. (Sorry the picture isn't the greatest, it's been overcast and cold for the past 2 days and finding a decent light source at home is getting harder to do).

Chase is quite excited about the give-away and has offered his assistance to draw the winning name. So! That being said, if you're interested in being entered, leave me a comment stating so. Chase will draw a winner Tuesday evening, and I will post the announcement in next week's yarn-along.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

10 comments:

  1. The shawl looks lovely! I hate ribbing too. Not sure why, but there it is. The Markers are pretty. I would love to be entered. Don't suppose you would be willing to tell how you made them, I have been thinking of making some for a while now but can't think of how to get the wire smooth enough.

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  2. The shawl is very pretty. I actually don't mind ribbing as such, it's quite relaxing. Just that it takes such a long time to grow..... Your stitch makers are beautiful.
    xx

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  3. I don't like ribbing either so I'm glad to hear it's not just me! I hope everything goes 'SUPER WONDERFUL' on your trip and I hope you know we are all thinking of you and your Mom.
    The stitchmarkers are great and perfect for this month! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway
    xx

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  4. I hate ribbing. I wanted to knit for my mum this christmas, so I asked her to chose a pattern (we have very different taste!) - the entire thing is 2x2 rib. Aaargh!

    The shawl is looking beautiful :)

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  5. I don't like ribbing either, simple as it is it's tedious I think. It's looking good though and the shawl is beautiful.
    The stitch markers are so cool! What a neat giveaway :)

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  6. That shawl is LOVELY! What are you studying?? I'm a perpetual student and love to hear what other students are up to ;-). What sweet stitch markers. Thanks for the thoughtful giveaway!

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  7. I am making ribbed legwarmers for my daughter right now. I completely understand your resistance to it. At least she only has 6yr old legs.

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  8. your knitting looks so lovely, the color of the shawl is gorgeous. and so funny about your kitty.
    i like ribbing, i guess i'm in the minority. i LOVE your stitch markers and i love that your doing this for breast cancer awareness month. having watched (helplessly) my mother and sister go through this cancer, breast removal, chemo, it's become a huge part of my life. i would love to win these, thank you for having this giveaway.

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  10. I think mindless ribbing can be good for a while but it soon get tiring! And I love your stitch markers! I would be interested in winning them, but only enter me if you want to post to the UK =)

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