Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yarn Along 8


More Yarn Along!

I'm psyched!  The Bliss Dress I've been meaning to make for Emily is flying along.  I have about 30 more rounds before it's time to put on the straps and  convince her to model it.  After all those cables, just knitting and increasing is a breeze.  I'm liking how it's coming so far.

However, my ulterior motive for this dress has not panned out.  I bought this yarn originally for a blanket for my sister-in-law when she said she wanted yellow for her first child.  Then when it turned out to be a girl the colors changed to pink and brown and I was stuck with a whole lot of yellow, fingering weight, baby yarn.  I thought if I made a dress that should be made out of something thicker it'd use it up.  As you can see...it didn't even make a dent in one skein, much less the other four.

I need a new project.

I think I'll survive.

For reading it's pretty simple: I haven't.  I've cleaned.  I've knitted.  I have not read.  My book club is coming up and we are reading "Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell.  I was super excited by this because it's finally a book that isn't depressing or about a post-apocalyptic world which has been our theme for the past few meetings.  But I've just learned I have a military meeting I have to go to on book club night. It has taken the wind out of my reading sails.  Sigh.

At least I have extra baby yarn.

4 comments:

Jen said...

I love yellow yarn. So bright and cheerful. It'll make a beautiful dress for your daughter!

Leslie said...

A little Wonderful Wallaby by Carol A. Anderson' would be darling in the yellow.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wonderful-wallaby
If you haven't seen it.

Swanski said...

Lovely yellow and I am sure you'll find more to knit eventually! I hope you get some time in the next week to read :)

Jessica Snell said...

Maybe double or triple it up? You could whip out a chunky hat or a cowl that way . . .