Friday Finish

I am so happy to say that I am officially finished with my Azalea Tee. It turned out perfect and fits exactly as I hoped it would. There is a little bit of pooling across the top front portion of the sweater, but it doesn’t really bother me too much.

Here’s the particulars…

Pattern Azalea Tee by Elizabeth Smith

Yarn Manos Del Uruguay Feliz ( 70% Wool / 30% Rayon)

Yardage Used I used 3 1/2 skeins and the pattern called for 5 skeins for the size I made

Modifications I only made two modifications, I chose to make a k2,p2 rib for the bottom band and for the sleeve band in place of the garter bands. I felt the color of the yarn would hide the eyelet design in the bottom band too much and also I do not care for garter stitch bands.


I want to start another sweater but not quite sure yet what pattern I want to make. I have yarn in my stash that I can use for sweaters, so that is a plus, just need to decide and cast something on.

Did you have any fishes this week?

WednesdayWIPs

I casted on a pair of vanilla cuff down socks using my stash of Patons Kroy in the color Blue Marl and decided to make them at the same time. One sock was started yesterday and the mate started this morning. My goal is to work on them alternately and have them finished around the same time. I’ve done this before and it has worked out great for me, and it helps with the notorious ”second sock syndrome” we sock knitters suffer from on occasion.

I think this summer I will do more of this and try to use up my stash of Patons Kroy, which is a favorite yarn of mine and I have at least 10 pairs worth of yarn I can use up. That would make me so happy and it would be awesome to start a second sock drawer too!

What are you working this week ?

On My Bookshelf: A Quick Review and A New Book

I finished reading the Clockmaker’s Daughter over the weekend and while I love Kate Morton’s books, and have them all, I was rather disappointed in this particular book. For me it was slow, choppy and extremely boring. The story timelines were all over the place and I found reading this book quite cumbersome and I dreaded picking it up each night to read.

This is the first time this particular authors story did not capture my interest or draw me into the book. Her writing in the past has been so captivating that I simply did not want to put the book down, but for this book I was not in the least captivated and I struggled to finish it.

It might have been my current frame of mind, but even that being said I’m not sure I will ever re-read this particular book and have decided not to keep it on my bookshelf. For this book, I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️


“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I have decided to start reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and I’m loving reading this book. Austen’s wit and humor makes this book so very enjoyable, and I can visually see all the characters in my head from my favorite Pride and Prejudice movie with Keira Knightley.

I’ve always been a huge Jane Austen fan and I decided to pull out my collection of Jane Austen Knits . I have often thought about parting with these magazines but simply cannot bring myself to do so. The designs in the overall collection are beautiful, and many true to form for the Regency era. Do any of you remember this issues ?

I just love these magazines!

What are you currently reading ?

Making Progress…

I casted on my Azalea Tee April 6th and it’s taken me a month to say that I have finished everything but the sleeves, which I should have finished this week. I finished joining the front and back this morning, using a three needle bind off as called for in the pattern, and tried it on … it fits!!!

I really like how it fits and once the sleeves are finished and the sweater is blocked, it will be perfect to wear for this summer. Hopefully I will have it completely finished by the end of this week. Meantime this will remain my only WIP until I know for sure what I ”really” want to cast on next.

Have a wonderful day!