Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yarn Along

Today I'm joining in with Ginny for the yarn along.  I've been following her for a while, but have not been brave enough to join in.  Until now.

Last night I finished these socks, for myself.   The pattern can be found here.  They were a fairly quick knit and made a lovely simply cable pattern across the top of the foot and the leg of the sock.  I liked knitting them so much that I plan to start a pair for my Mom soon, to give her at Christmas.

Here are my current projects:

Last night I cast on for an Irish Mesh cowl to give a sister in law for Christmas (she loves blues, and accessorizing).  The other project, on the straight needles, is a MKAL (Mystery Knit A Long) dishcloth/washcloth that I have been participating in.  Directions for that can be found here.

This is my first time doing an MKAL, and it has been very enjoyable.  Apparently there is a new dishcloth MKAL each month, so if you want to join in, but think August is too far gone to catch up with the group, bookmark the site and come join the fun on September first when the next one begins.  The directions are easy to follow along with, and all 'new' stitches (anything not a knit or purl) is clearly explained.

Part of Ginny's yarn along is also talking about what you are reading.  I am about 3/4 of the way through Cecelia Ahern's One Hundred Names.  I really enjoy her writing, and am finding this to be another pleasurable novel.


  1. I'm so pleased you joined Yarn Along - it is hugely fun! LOVE your socks, I've just added them to my favs on raverly. One Hundreed Names is on my list to read, good to know it is a goodie. Love Leanne

  2. Your socks are just gorgeous! I think I might cast them on for my next pair. Glad you joined the Yarn Along - it's so inspirational. And it makes your Ravelry queue grow, which isn't always a good thing!