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Wednesday Knit Along

I am playing along with Ginny today to share what I'm knitting and reading these days. This photo captures my bedside table--I didn't move a thing to take it. 


I can't believe it's already been several months since I wrote this post about knitting for Lena. This was supposed to be an end of summer sweater for her, but it's looking like its debut will come in the dead of winter. I supposed I overestimated how much time I would be able to spend with those needles in hand. When Addie is in bed and Lena is resting on my chest, and I hear her sweet breath going in and out, it's so hard to put her down and pick up a project.

I've gotten far enough in that I have to finish it soon or the sizing won't be right (i.e. it's too late to make it any bigger without starting over completely). That would likely be the biggest bummer ever--to finally complete my first sweater only to have it be too small. The front is almost done, and then there are three pieces left to go. I hope I can make it--in more ways than one!

The book on top there is Ninth Ward and it the selection for my book club next week. I am so grateful that our hostess this month chose a young adult novel as I am counting on being able to fly through this one in a night or two. That already makes it a good read as far as I'm concerned.  

7 comments:

Elisa said...

I love how you took that pic without moving a thing =) I always like finishing a project, no matter how "late" it is.

The Little House That Grew said...

I have a little girl that sweater would be perfect for..you could always give it to ME!! I am sure that is NOT your intent!! You will find something to do with such a work of love!! What great memories you have already built into your work!
Lisa

Adele said...

Apparently, your book club has good taste, and I should add this to my "to-read" list! Looking forward to seeing the sweater.

appledapple said...

Sounds like a great book, I really need to find a book club here in our new town (really our old town, but we've been gone 20 years so its new again).
I'm a slow knitter too, and the first sweater I ventured to make was completely frogged by my neice and not because I wanted it to be and I've never ventured into sweater making again...I really want to give it a try though, its just that kids grow SOoooo fast, I worry about them growing faster than I'm knitting!

Ginny said...

young adult novels are the best! I hope you finish your sweater in time for Addie to wear it, but if not--Lena can! That's what I tell myself about the two sweaters I have knit for Larkspur only to discover that they are really too small.

Kerry said...

So fun that this is an unstaged photo. That pink is a great color! It would look good on either girl. Hopefully on both!

Meredith said...

Great stack, and love the pink, it'll be gorgeous on your little sweetie :)