Wednesday, July 15, 2015

yarn along: labor of love

Knitting and reading along with Ginny again.
For once I'm not reading a novel -- rare! Jera Brandvig's Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern is inspiring -- I can't wait to try this technique, which takes a lot of the fussiness and bulkiness out of quilting and focuses on the fabrics and the fun parts. Love the Home You Have, by Melissa Michaels from The Inspired Room is helping me reframe how I think about our small flat -- one thing I really enjoy about reading blogs is realizing how much we have in common with people who initially seem very different (age/religion/politics) -- it's humanizing.

On the needles: The Dude -- truly a labor of love, as this pattern was written for the end result (a Big Lebowski sweater), not for the of knitting. Looooong floats, allover 1x1 rib, yikes. This thing has gone in and out of hibernation for the past eight months. I'm aiming for Paul's birthday in November -- wish me luck.


Sharon said...

Interesting observation on blogs. They have personalized our nation for me, regions I know nothing about and will never visit come alive though the people who blog about where they live.

Ann said...

The sweater intrigues me. Keep posting pictures as you go. Would love to see it finished.

Caffeine Girl said...

That sweater is gorgeous -- not at all what I expected from the name. (Yes, I saw the movie, but that was a long time ago.)What a great present. I can see how knitting it is going to be a long slog.
I'm intrigued by what you said about Love the Home You Have. I'll have to check out the book and blog.