Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Yarn Along and WIP Wednesdays

Joining up for the weekly Yarn Along again! And this time WIP Wednesdays too!



I'm still reading A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I'm about a quarter of the way through. I like it so far, but I'm not sure that it's really my style. It might change, but I've been saying that for 150 pages now.. It seems to drag on because it's told mostly in flashback. Has anyone read this book? Do we ever actually catch up to the main character?

And while I am still working on the leg warmers from last week, I wanted to show something else I'm working on. This is one of two Toddler Raglan Hoodies currently on my needles.


So far so good on this one. I'm working on the hood right now. Then I'll need to do the sleeves and the button band. I also haven't woven in the ends from the color changes.. This hoodie is for my friend's little boy, Isaiah. The other one is for a family friend of my grandparents. That one is mainly blue, but with yellow accents (ribbing, button band, hood/collar). I haven't decided if I want to do a hood on that one or not. I guess it'll depend on how this one turns out

What is everyone else knitting/crocheting/reading this week?

-CH

12 comments:

  1. Love that hoodie. I adore grey coloured knits

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    1. Thank you! I'm using some grey Vanna's Choice out of my stash for this one!

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  2. ooooh that pattern is lovely and those colours look fab together.

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  3. Yes. You do eventually catch up... sort of. I love John Irving, but I find all his novels to be on the slower side.

    Lovely hoodie.

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    1. Okay. A friend of mine recommended it to me, so I really want to like it! And thank you!

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  4. Oh how I love stripes! Excellent project.

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  5. They made a movie based upon that book...I believe it was called Simon Birch. It was so good that it broke my heart.

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    1. Wow, really? I'll have to check it out when I finish the book!

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  6. I love your sweater! I made my first sweater last year and I'm needing to start another...oh, wait! I did start one!! Where in the world is it?!?!?
    I was wondering how that book was...

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  7. Thank you! The friend that lent me the book absolutely loves it. I do like it, but I've decided John Irving isn't my favorite. So it's personal taste I guess.

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