Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from Small Things
for the Yarn Along this week.
And would you believe...

I have finally finished my sweater!

 It is an Elizabeth Zimmerman Tomten Jacket
with a ribbed collar instead of a hood.

It was knit with Wool of the Andes
Hand dyed, bulky 100% wool.
The zipper is sewn in and it is ready to wear.
Finally!! Finally!
I can't wait to cast on something else.
Something smaller.
More immediate satisfaction.
Like a wash cloth.

I am reading a book I read years ago. Back in 1994 when it was
first published. I wanted something woodsy and earthy.
Something familiar.
Something I knew I would like.
So I chose Wilderness Mother by Deanna Kawatski.
It is about a family who homesteaded/home birthed/home educated
"home everything"-ed really in northern
British Columbia.
I could not endure the hardship of pioneer living,
that much I know. And because of this book
I am deathly afraid of roosters.
Don't ask.

So next week for the Yarn Along, you will NOT see this sweater unless I happen to
be wearing it or it is laying across the arm of a chair or something.
What you will see is something... green maybe.
Yes, green. I'll knit with green and plan ahead for spring!


Tara said...

The sweater looks beautiful and warm!

Anonymous said...

Great job!

Kathryn said...

Lovely sweater, looks very warm!

Dawn said...

Yay for the finished sweater! It looks beautiful! That book you're reading sounds interesting.

Jarka said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! - I'll start a sweater for myself next week but it's going to take me a looooong time to finish it :D

Christina said...

So nice! I'm itching to try one of her patterns...hard to choose between this one and the baby surprise.

Nadja said...

I love your Tomten!

I had a really nasty Jersey Giant rooster...he would attack us at every opportunity. When he attacked my young nephew, he finally met his end!

Michelle said...

That is funny. The rooster in this book would chase after the woman and lift off of the ground and attack her with his spurs. He, too, became rooster stew!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a fascinating book. Green is such a spring color!

Elizabeth said...

Your sweater looks fabulous! And the book sounds interesting. And green is a favorite color here.

Blessings, Elizabeth