Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Yarn Along

It's Wednesday, so that means I'm writing about knitting and reading along with Ginny.  I'm on vacation this week and I ironically that does not mean a lot of knitting.  I am happy to report that I'm finally able to knit without my arms hurting and I could not be more happy about that.  I think my rest paid off.

I'm working on my first ever felted project.  It's some slippers for me using the hopsalot pattern.  I actually have some ideas for slipper patterns, but before I burn out from pattern writing, I was craving some no-brainer pattern for vacation that I could easily knit without any paper in front of me. 

As for reading, I've being flipping through the high style magazines that my sister brought over to my mom's place.  I'm really not in the fashion loop ever, but my sister is.  She always looks gorgeous so I feel when I'm around her that I should step it up somehow so I don't look like the frumpy-farmer's-wife sister straight off the pasture.  Ironically, I go past the make up tips and shoes and go straight to any ads or write ups on sweaters.  I study the pictures and see what's in, and deconstruct each sweater in my head to figure out how it is made, or how I would "improve" it.  I'm hopeless, really.

So that's the Yarn Along from my mother's kitchen.  My parents just informed me it's time for me to go to bed. ;)  Just when you think you're a grown up, married with 4 kids...

11 comments:

Crunchy Momma said...

So glad you are feeling better but don't push yourself too much : ) cute, my parents send me to bed when we visit them too lol.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

You will love your Hopsalots, I made some too this month and they are so cute! Now I just have to wait till it gets colder to wear them :-)

debby emadian said...

I just made another pair of Hopsolot's yesterday ...Have fun with yours and keep well...have a happy new year...

Nadja said...

I did felted slippers for Christmas, too...and felting is so much fun! Looks like you are using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (the band looks familiar--I use their yarn most of the time). Good luck with the bunny slippers!

Ellen said...

Love the dark brown color of those hopsalots. Glad you're feeling better and can knit again.

steph said...

Perfect slipper color! Enjoy your rest and vacation. Happy new year!

Heidi said...

Thanks for saying I'm cool, Gretch! ...and on your blog!!! I think you are your own fashionista too. Believe it or not, I don't always look gorgeous and have it all together. I'm actually typing this in my pjs and am about to put on something that probably doesn't match to mow the lawn. Every time I get out of the house, it's just fun to dress fancy. When we live in different states, you just see most of that side of me. But you can keep that fashion princess image of me in your head; I don't mind. :)

Kathy said...

Enjoy your vacation knitting and reading. It's great that you and your sister can enjoy her magazines in different ways!

Mom said...

Great blog! I had to chuckle at what interests you in the fashion magazines! I love that my two daughters are different and yet, very much alike in values! Any by the way, Grandma is always telling me to go to bed when it's late at night. The tradition is being passed down. :) Love you!

Jen said...

I've been flipping through the hairstyle magazine I bought last summer, too. I really need a haircut. ;-)

Gilda Knits said...

I think it's brilliant to deconstruct the sweaters in the fashion mags. Really!