Yarn Along

I couldn’t wait any longer. I know I have socks to finish by the end of December but I had to cast on for the Rocky Coast Cardigan. It’s going smoothly—just a little mishap with the cable pattern. I know the markers look like overkill but I highly recommend them if you do this pattern. The white markers note the cable patterns and the pinks note where the raglan increases are. I don’t want to ramble too much about technical stuff here so you can read more about this project at it’s Ravelry page. (Oh, and the Quince & Co. Lark? So soft and squishy. A dream to work with.)

I’m also about a quarter of the way through Two in the Far North. It was suggested to me by Allison a while back. It’s fun to be transported to Alaska in the early 20th century.

If you’d like, you can share what you’re knitting and reading every Wednesday with Yarn Along over at Small Things.

What have YOU been knitting or reading?

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    heathermama November 7, 2012

    that is going to be a lovely sweater. such a beautiful design and such great yarn. :) the book sounds interesting.

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    Evelyn November 7, 2012

    You are so smart to put in all those markers … your Rocky Coast is looking gorgeous already! Enjoy knitting it.

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    tess November 7, 2012

    Rocky Coast is on my to-knit list – yours looks beautiful. And I have been meaning to get some Quince yarn for some time now – I’m happy to hear you like working with it!

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      Liesl November 9, 2012

      It’s lovely yarn. I’m fairly new to knitting and haven’t experienced too many yarns but it is my favorite so far. Thanks for commenting. :)

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    Martha November 7, 2012

    I’m so impressed with your cables….I really want to try some Quince yarn, too. It sounds lovely!

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    lori November 7, 2012

    when i was younger i didn’t use stitch markers, i think i thought it was good to challenge myself. now i would put in the same as you, i LOVe my stitch markers, lifelines, any thing that helps!
    and thank you so much for the book recommendation, i am at the moment very into (obsessed) with alaska! have you read the snow child, it’s about homesteading in the 1920′s alaska too. a lovely story.

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      Liesl November 9, 2012

      I’m so easily distracted, I really do need the stitch markers! Thanks for commenting and the book recommendation. I’ll have to look it up.

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    lori November 7, 2012

    i forgot to say your rocky coast is looking beautiful!

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    elise November 7, 2012

    Oh,Lisel ,

    You never cease to amaze me. All the wonderfully creative things you do with the garden “putting things up” for the winter. Sewing so nicely and the way you share it with such Whitman-esque writing. The sweater is a lovely pattern it will be beautiful. How I wish I had your energy,grace and talent. It’s so nice getting acquainted with such a woman.
    Best to you and yours,

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      Liesl November 9, 2012

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Elise.

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    Alice November 15, 2012

    Hey Lisel, I just came across this and started doing this challenge. I thought you would appreciate it also and ,ay want to do it too!

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    allison November 18, 2012

    Be still my heart! Those Rocky Coast cables and Margaret Murie’s words look like the perfect combination.

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