I am still kind of in shock that I had a nearly complete sweater on last week's Yarn Along and then decided to rip it all out and start again. It was the right choice though. I would not have worn a sweater that was too big and that would have been such a waste for all of this pretty yarn. I have finished the decorative part of the yoke and now have about five inches of stockinette to knit before I can divide for the sleeves.
I am reading through New England Knits. My mother and father gave it to me for my namesday, and it was a huge surprise! I also picked up a copy of Country Living UK at the bookshop last week and have not yet opened it... I save it for as long as I can because I enjoy reading it so much!
What are you reading and knitting? Come join us for this week's Yarn Along!
Hello :) I love reading your yarn along posts, and I'm so glad you re-started your sweater. You always choose such pretty yarn! I wondered where you find it, whether locally or online. :) Thanks!
Hi Annie! Thank you for the encouragement! I really like Madeline Tosh yarn and since no one carries it locally, I buy it on yarn.com They give you a 25% discount when you buy 7 skeins (they can be different colors) and so the yarn is reasonably priced as far as yardage goes.
I have a skein of madelinetosh just waiting to be cast on only I have yet to decide just what to create with it. So sad about having to restart your sweater, but best if you'd have been unhappy with it...
Ripping back can be so frustrating! Beautiful color.
I adore New England Knits. There are about 5 in there that I want to/have made.
Happy Yarn Along!
oh no! although i totally get it, it is better to frog the whole thing and reknit then to just cont on with a project you will not wear in the end.
oh dear, congratulations for your bravery though. i did not do that with my tea leaves and continued on, completing it and now am contemplating undoing it.
Well, best done this way! you are well on your way already! nice reads :)
Oh I am sorry about your sweater! It is reassuring to see that other people make big errors too. My husband often asks why I torture myself with knitting! haha! That Tea Leaves pattern is just gorgeous.
Thank you! I've looked at Madeline Tosh online in a few places, but I did't know yarn.com had such a discount! I can't wait to see your sweater finished.
I forgot to add that I'm currently knitting a prayer shawl (made with Caron yarn from Jo-Ann Fabrics) and reading Elizabeth Berg's newest novel. :)
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