Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yarn Along

Ginny over at Small Things has started this weekly peek into what is on the needles and what we are reading so I decided to play along.

This week I am working on the first ever sweater for me! It is the same pattern that I knit for Athena last spring. I loved the look of it and thought it would be easy for me to accomplish. It is the Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann. I hope it fits me when all is said and done. It is looking a bit large. But... too large is much better than too small now isn't it?


And sadly enough, I am reading a book called Catwings aloud to Athena. When I finally get into a groove
maybe I'll have to read something for myself. And you will not that she just had to sew cat wings on her "stuffed up kitten". She likes to sew and cares not that she put the wings on upside down.

Expect to see this sweater in upcoming Yarn Along posts. I am not the fastest knitter on the block.

9 comments:

Ginny said...

I am not a fast knitter either, and there is so little time it seems! We love the Catwings book. How cute that Athena put wings on her kitty!

Anonymous said...

Ok So if too big is better than too small, I hope this sweater I'm making you is big enough.
mom

Elisa said...

Me too, my little cardigan is going to be appearing again and a again. One of the reasons I joined the Yarn Along is because I know it will motivate me to knit! I have heard great things about Elizabeth Zimmermann's patterns, although I haven't tried one yet.

Leila said...

That is so cute that she wanted wings on her stuffed cat! I love how she did it!
Happy knitting!

appledapple said...

I'm a VERY slow knitter, my hands never fly! Although, it looks as if Athena's cat might soon! Cute!

Wendy said...

My knitting projects will doubtless make repeat appearances, too! Too big is always better than too small when knitting for kids!

Open Roads Mama said...

wow, I can not wait to see this sweater when it's done - looks lovely! I'm not the fastest knitter myself either, not now, not with a kid around... :)

Tara said...

I like the yarn you are using and can't wait to see it when it's done!

Dawn said...

That looks like it's going to be a pretty sweater! I love that Athena made wings for her "stuffed up" cat. So cute.