Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Yarn Along: important portables

I haven't been reading as much as I would like this week, just a few sentences of Outlander really.  The radio in our car bit the dust, so finding time to listen to my audiobook was difficult. Instead, I indulged my new obsession at home--knitting videocasts, of all things. (As usual, Susan B. Anderson inspired it all, which led to The Knitgirllls, and most recently Junkyarn.) It pretty much feels like hanging out and knitting with talkative strangers at first. It makes me want to FaceTime my faraway friends so we chat and knit the day away.  Let me know if you're up for it, especially if you would not mind seeing my kids running amok in the background.
I cast on these sunny tube socks for Lucy the other day, just to have something a little more portable on the needles.  My sweater has always been a bit unwieldy, with this ginormous yarn cake, but up until now I have stubbornly heaved it around with me.  I just came across a knot, so I cut it and put aside the body to begin the sleeves, using the trick from Granny's Favorite for gapless underarms.
                                 
Thank you all so much for your advice on buttons last week.  I'll be on the lookout for wooden buttons at the CNY Fiber Festival on Saturday.  Last night I whipped up a buttonhole swatch to take with me.  The ceramic buttons do fit nicely and I have exactly enough for this pattern, so they aren't quite out of the running yet.

8 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

have a great time at the Fiber Fest looks like it will be fun.

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I love knitting podcast, but haven't listened to any in awhile, now that summer is here maybe I can change that.
Aren't socks the best for portable knitting?
That is a beautiful sweater!

Shirley :: Under An English Sky said...

I've been listening to a few knitting podcasts but haven't yet tried a videocast - must look into that. I love portable knitting projects, I make sure that I always have one on the go :)

mamasmercantile said...

Hope you have a great time at the fibre fest and manage to get the supply of buttons you want.

Donna said...

I love ceramic buttons. I just finished a sweater that is calling for them! Socks are such a great portable project aren't they?

Heather said...

A fiber festival sounds great! All of our fairs start at the end of August, I'm looking forward to them though! I have heard so many people talk about the Outlander books, I think I might see if I can find them at the library.

MamaBirdEmma said...

I love the yarn you chose for Lucy's socks! I may beg some of the scraps off you to make hay bales for our play farm... I can make you guys some, too!

willfulmina said...

Of course you can have some! I also edited the links to reflect the videocasts I've been watching.