Yarn Along

I wanted to share my progress on the castle jumper, as part of Ginny‘s yarn along. So dog-tired, at the moment, that I’m using fewer words. I’ve finished the front and am half way up the back. Lost direction in my use of yarn, so I stopped and went straight for the sleeves.

Using the little bell stitch that I discovered as part of  my knitted patchwork blanket project. I’m hoping that with this stitch and the flecked grey wool, it will look like chain mail. What do you think?

Have to admit that I have had little time for reading my book Wind in the Door, so I thought that I would share the children’s books.

BL (6) has just finished the mammoth challenge of three Pippi Longstockings in one. We have loved Pippi’s antics. So much fun and it inspired BL to sleep upside down for several nights and also added to her story lines over the last few months. As it has taken months of bedtime stories, I think that we are both ready for a change. She’s moved on to Matilda.

TF (3) loves Storytime. It contains old favourites with beautiful illustrations. He requests one story at bedtime, most nights. Something about the way these well known stories are told, really captures my little ones’ imagination.

AJ (8) is reading Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. She is a book worm and has several books on the go at a time, that I lose count. I came down this morning and she had the story cards laid out from her Storyworld set. I love the pictures and they inspire her story lines immensely.

So that is it. I’m tired. So off to bed. I’ll be checking out the rest of the knitting readers over at Ginny‘s. In the morning.

8 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  • Thursday 16 June, 2011 at 12:42 am
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    Harry Potter has been such a big series in our house I’ve requested they pick something else to read for a while:) Such fun to have little readers.

    • Thursday 16 June, 2011 at 8:55 am
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      We had a pause in the series too. Too much of a good thing. Whatever they are reading, influences their play, so we really needed a new theme, after so many months. I love revisiting old favourites and seeing it through their young eyes.

  • Thursday 16 June, 2011 at 5:20 am
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    Chain mail? You are still slaying me. I can’t wait to see this finished!!

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Thursday 16 June, 2011 at 8:49 am
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      Hee hee. Love the pun! This is turning into more than a quick jumper. I’m loving trying out some new ideas on this one. Its becoming academic whether he wears it or not.

  • Thursday 16 June, 2011 at 8:49 am
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    Hi Cheryl, I think the bell stitch is a good representation of chain mail, the jumper is looking good…………………..we enjoyed reading the Harry Potter books too, I must visit the library and see if I can find “Wind in the door”, sounds like a good read.

    lily x

    • Thursday 16 June, 2011 at 8:57 am
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      Oh thanks, lily. Slows down the knitting and I hope I haven’t gone completely over the top. If it works, it will look amazing. Fingers crossed. “Wind in the door is the second in the series. “A Wrinkle in time” comes first. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Friday 17 June, 2011 at 6:23 pm
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    Lovely castle sweater! And I think the “chain mail” looks great!

    • Friday 17 June, 2011 at 8:59 pm
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      Thanks Rachel. Its good knitting this jumper. I probably should have chosen a quick easy one, but where is the fun in that!!

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