Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On the Needles With Yarn Along

 My alpaca vest is coming along. I am using addi Turbo needles and they DO help me knit faster, more comfortably.  I must contact the Napa yarn store and order two more skeins.  I like the way the color of this lovely yarn reveals itself.
I'm keeping my striped sweater within view and I'm waiting for the verve to finish it.  
 I read the diaries of Alison Uttley and after ordering some of her classic tales, I wonder why I had never come upon them before.  Hmmm.  Her "village-y" voice resonates with me.  
 This is good, too.  Not a quick read, but challenging.
So just yarn and books today!  Pop over to Ginny's if you want to view lovely knitting and book shares.  


19 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I love the cable on your vest and the yarn looks quite beautiful. I am a huge fan of Addi needles, I really like the weight of them while knitting.

I am a HUGE Allison Utley fan!

Happy yarn along.

Jayne M said...

Gorgeous knitting! I, too, love Allison Uttley. My girls (and me too!) loved her novel, A Traveller In Time. I love anything historical.

Gumbo Lily said...

Enjoy your knit and read time.

Happy@Home said...

I'm not a knitter, but I do enjoy looking at the beautiful things you talented people make.
Allison Uttley is new to me. I will now be looking for her books when I'm out at the thrift shops.

Debbie said...

both projects are really beautiful!! i like working with alpaca yarn, i learned to knit on an alpaca farm and that has been such a great experience. i still take knitting lessons there!!

the colors in the sweater are bright, fun and really beautiful. i would love to see it when it's all done!!!!

Farm Girl said...

You are doing such a nice job. I love those bright colors on the sweater. Your vest looks nice and soft. Your books look great.
I think you are going to have a wonderful day.

Donna said...

What pretty colors! I agree - the turbos make knitting go faster for me too.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

"Her "village-y" voice " this has a very nice ring to it. :-)

Evelyn Hender said...

I love those stripes, great colour combination :)

Happyone said...

Your knitting is coming along nicely. : )

Debbie Mitchell said...

Beautiful work! I can knit only a little. Beautiful colors too!

deborah said...

The Allison Uttley books look like so much fun! I've not heard of them before. Your projects are both beautiful. Love those bright stripes!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I've never tried addi turbo needles--sounds like the turbo does mean turbo!

I looked up the Alison Uttley diaries on amazon.com--she sounds fascinating and complicated. I'd like to read them sometime. But what season is best?

xofrances

happywonderer.com said...

Lovely alpaca vest!
I'm putting Alison Uttley on my list. I love these kind of children's stories! Thank you for mentioning them. Such cute illustrations.
Hope your week is moving along nicely!

Fat Dormouse said...

I played Meg in "A Man for All Seasons" - the Tudor outfits were really uncomfortable to wear, and I found I was rubbish at curtseying without falling over! Do you know Phillippa Gregory? She writes excellent historical novels.
I wish I could knit beautifully like you! I can only knit wobbley blankets.

magsmcc said...

Oh do review this book when you finish it, Pom Pom. More and his daughter do not come out well from Hilary Mantel's books! Cables! I love knitting cables. This alpaca is very exciting to watch.

ann said...

I should learn to knit. I would enjoy reading about Sir Thomas Moore.

Lucy Bowen said...

Love both of your sweaters for different reasons, love the cabling on the first and the second is just brilliantly bright!

Lisa Richards said...

All that yarny goodness! I was watching my daughter's sis-in-law crochet today and got the bug again. I borrowed a couple of beginner's books.
Thanks for the tip on Alison Uttley. I'm going to read some. Always looking for good stuff for the grandgirls. (And myself!)

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