Tuesday, June 2, 2015

YARN ALONG

  But it is not bravery; I have no choice.
I wake up and live my life. Don't you do
the same?”
 
~ Anthony Doerr,
All the Light We Cannot See                    
 













     
I completed my first bottom
up sweater and really like how
it turned out. I am especially
pleased with the neck and button
bands, something I usually struggle
with, but this time they came out
on the first try.

I only did one button and that is
mainly for looks since I don't wear
my sweaters buttoned up . I also
added a pocket to keep a hankie in
if needed during the winter months.

This was my first time using Berlini's
Merino Xtra yarn and while I found
it to be a wee bit splittie, I love how
soft it became when I blocked it.

I am working on my socks and
Aise' [not pictured] and am trying
not to cast on anything else until
they are finished.  After these projects
that will only leave A Blanket in my
wip's basket and I know I won't be
working on it until the temperature
drops.  Now I just need to stay off
of pinterest and Ravelry, too much
temptation.

I decided to join the 12,988 other's who
have read All the Light We Cannot See

Amazon::
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning
Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious
instant New York Times bestseller about a blind
French girl and a German boy whose paths
collide in occupied France as both try to survive
the devastation of World War II.

Have you read it?

Joining Ginny




           

27 comments:

  1. You blow me away with your photographs every. single. week! They are just amazing and I adore your sweater. Great job!!

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  2. Lovely! The pictures and the sweater. I haven't done a sweater. Well, I started one and it's in time out. I'm thinking about frogging it and starting over

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  3. The sweater is beautiful Tracey, love it! Beautiful photos.

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  4. The sweater is PERFECT! (as are those caterpillar photos!!!!) I just downloaded that book to audible! :)

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  5. I want to read it! but I'm waiting for a kindle sale or sorts.. love your sweater! Glad you like bottom up and I believe you're an expert knitter now.

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  6. Your photographs are a real joy, enchanting.

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  7. Amazing pictures - as always! Your sweater came out great. I know it seems like a long time until you can wear it but the cooler weather will be here before you know it. Heck it's darn cold up here - I know, I know..... please send some of it down your way :-)

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  8. Really lovely photos! Great caterpillar— and sweater. ;p I really like the little details like the toggle. :)

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  9. I have not read that book, but it sounds like one I would love. I really enjoy reading stories set during that period. Congrats on finishing your sweater - I have yet to embark on such an ambitious project - toddler size project seem much more doable. And GREAT caterpillar shots with that pretty bokeh!

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  10. Yay for such a beautiful FO!
    I want to touch that beautiful caterpillar badly. :)
    I am way behind on my reading, All the Light We Cannot See is on my list.

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  11. wow to both your sweater and the caterpillar!!! so beautiful !!

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  12. Currently sloooowly reading it- after three weeks I am still only on page 42. Haha! Gardening and yardwork have been eating so much of my days. Your sweater is so beautiful and oh I LOVE the caterpillar pics!

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  13. Currently sloooowly reading it- after three weeks I am still only on page 42. Haha! Gardening and yardwork have been eating so much of my days. Your sweater is so beautiful and oh I LOVE the caterpillar pics!

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  14. Currently sloooowly reading it- after three weeks I am still only on page 42. Haha! Gardening and yardwork have been eating so much of my days. Your sweater is so beautiful and oh I LOVE the caterpillar pics!

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  15. I borrowed it from the library after so many recommendations, but had to return it before I could get to reading it! I will have to borrow it again soon.
    Love your cardigan - gorgeous pattern, gorgeous colour. You must be so pleased with how it turned out.

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  16. Beautiful, breath-taking photos!
    All the Light We Cannot See is on my "favourites" list!

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  17. A pocket in which to keep a hankie. Ah, I thought no one used hankies anymore. I love it all. :)

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  18. The caterpillar photos are just amazing! And the sweater looks great, love the earth color.

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  19. Beautiful series of photographs Tracey, and l'm envious of your knitting ability. I've tried recently for the first time, and it's just not a happening thing!

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  20. Wow those caterpillar photos are beautiful. Your sweater looks lovely, I like the neckline and pockets :)

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  21. the edges, collar and button bands, look wonderful. love the grey too of course. :)

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  22. Loved All the Light! Breathtaking photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Would you knit this construction again? Great outcome. That caterpillar is neat! I like its bright, neon colors and how it looks squishy. What kind of butterfly does it turn into?

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  24. What colours on that caterpillar! You captured it beautifully. Have not read this book but is now on my ever growing list.

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  25. Stunning photos and beautiful knitting.

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  26. Lovely cardi, and your little friend looks interesting too!

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