Wednesday, August 3

Yarn Along...

Casting on is going much better this week. I was able to complete a small dolls washcloth during naptime today and then try casting on for a human sized one before the baby woke up. This week's problem is the fact that I get a long length of yarn between my needles on the first row I do after the cast on. I plan on googling that problem to see if there is a way to avoid that. I am loving these Yarn Alongs... they are keeping my motivated to continue working on my knitting! I am near the end of the blue yarn and am really looking forward to going to the store to find something new to knit with. Any suggestions?

I am in the midst of reading two books this week: Tom's Midnight Garden and The Gentle Art of Domesticity. It is too early to tell what I think about Tom's (it seems a little sci-fi and that is not my favorite genre), but I LOVE The Gentle Art of Domesticity and am dreading the library due date! It is chock full of gorgeous photographs and encouraging essays on creating a warm and lovely home... definitely worth checking out!

Join in the Yarn Along at Ginny's Blog, Small Things!

8 comments:

Kathy said...

I made two doll washcloths for my daughter years ago and they still get regular play -- such a sweet little knitting project!

Jen said...

Knit with whatever feels good and appeals to you. That is my advice.

Keep up the great work!

Jess said...

You might want to try a different cast-on method. The backward loop cast-on will give you long gaps, but the Long-tail, or the cable cast-on, or the Knit On cast on won't.
What a sweet little project! I should get going on some doll things. They're so much faster!

Matushka Anna said...

I had exactly the same problem with my first row. I'll have to check out the other cast-on methods.

I really liked Tom's Midnight Garden but then I do like sci-fi (in a more old-fashioned sense, not in most of the modern garbage that poses as sci-fi).

Alisa said...

Such a cute washcloth!! I'll need to check out The Gentle Art of Domesticity that sounds like a perfect summer read!!! Happy knitting!!!

Swanski said...

I think you should buy something for the fall wardrobe, maybe a simple scarf? Then you can wear it :)

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

glad to know i am not the only 'newbie' on the yarn along! keep it up!

:)
Jen

willfulmina said...

I know you want to find a natural, undyed cotton yarn. I've found Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn in a natural shade that made me think of you. Let me know if you want me to pick it up for you.

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