Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yarn Along Jan 25, 2012

Hmm,  is it still a yarn along if you aren't working on anything, but got a bunch of stuff done over the past week?

For lack of a better idea, I'm going to say Yes.  So, I'm following along with Ginny over at Small Things again this week.

Since last week, I finished the puppy blanket I was "test-driving" the pattern for. 

I also did up four hats, one for each of my kids and then one for my husband.  All of which are currently residing with their various owners and I have pictures of none of them.

These were all stash busters, except my husband's.  He took me out and we went to JoAnn's (I really love that guy!)  And he let me wander the yarn aisles, but not unsupervised!  So, HE ended up choosing a really chunky WoolEase for his hat.  (My 5-year-old was really disappointed that Daddy only wanted a dark heathered grey, she really though he should have some bright pink mixed in :)  )

Has anyone every participated in a Crochet/Knit Along?  Bernat is doing one starting in February that is a Mystery CK Along - where you don't know what the project is until you're done, after getting clues each week.  Mystery Afghan  I think I'm going to try and follow along on this.  It says that you build on each week's skills, so I guess I'm game to learn something new.

I have nothing going for a project right now.  I can't figure out what I want to make.  I think I'm going to work up some cute hearts again and do a banner for each of my kids' classrooms or at least their rooms.

On the reading front, I've really been on a fantasy kick and the best books out there are in the Young Adult section.  Here are two books that I've just finished and I've ordered the next books in the series from the library.

The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp)The Lightning Thief

Both of these are REALLY good and now I'm waiting for the next ones in the series.


  1. Yes, the puppy is very cute.

    Also the mystery afgan CAL sounds cool. I have never done one before but I might give this a go. I've been wanting to make an afgan but have been hesitant to start a large project. This CAL might be just the thing to get me started.

  2. Cute puppy! Nice test drive for sure!


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