Wednesday, March 20

Yarn Along: Over to Candleford...


Though this picture looks cheerful, it was not a good week for knitting.  I knit furiously finish the last 2-and-a-half inches so that I could divide for the sleeves on my Tea Leaves Cardigan only to find that I had misread the pattern and one side was enormous (as in 50 stitches were added to each row).  Thankfully I had the presence of mind to go to the knitting shop for advice and frogging help (or else, I would have just ripped everything out and started again...  which would have been the end for this cardi.).  Monika got me back on track and I am mostly over having to frog a week's worth of work.  The bright side is that each row takes much less time since it is now the right size! 

I have two chapters left in Over to Candleford (which is the second book in Lark Rise to Candleford) and am really enjoying it!  The little ones and I finished all of the Ramona books last week, so now we are listening to the Henry Huggins books and are all enjoying them so much! 


7 comments:

Donna said...

That can be frustrating! Your sweater looks real pretty so far though. And I like your basket!

wifemomknitter said...

I'm glad that you were able to get your sweater back on track.

I LOVED the Ramona series when I was little! I'm so glad that another generation is enjoying these books.

Suzanne said...

Such a lovely color! I made this sweater for my daughter and she adores it. Feel free to link up at my blog for my weekly Let's Get Stitched party!

elizabeth said...

I think we all learn by this route...! it is going to be beautiful and I am so glad you have the knitting place to go for help!

Mistea said...

Your cardigan is looking gorgeous in that lovely colour. While going backwards is difficult it usually makes the finished product extremely useful.
Enjoy your reading.

Lise Estelle Brault said...

Don't give up! Bad knitting weeks happen so we can fully appreciate the good ones!!

Heather said...

Oooh, your knitting is coming along wonderfully! I havent graduated to being able to do sweaters yet :)

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