Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sweater Pieces Knitted and What I Am Reading

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Yesterday I went with my dad to Evergreen Brick Works for a second time this summer to ride our bikes on the trails. We were cycling for quite awhile and I was getting pretty tired, but it was such a good workout. I was happy the weather was so nice yesterday too, it was sunny all day and warm. Today we are expecting some showers soon, and maybe a thunderstorm.

I finished knitting the second sleeve for the sweater! so now I am finished all the pieces for my 3timesChic sweater.  It feels great to be done knitting all the pieces.  Next, I will have to cold block all the pieces and then seam them together. I still need to pick up some blocking materials like the blocking mats, the T-pins, and maybe the wire. I might buy them online because I looked at Michael's and did not see the pins or wire, and the blocking mats were very expensive for just one 12 inch square piece.

Top and left pieces: sleeves, middle:front piece, and right: back piece 

I had finished the kerchief and was so excited until I realized it was a little small for my liking, so I had to take a few rows out and I am adding another stockinette section. I have been working away at this lately and I am almost finished knitting the kerchief.  I am knitting a scarf with last Saturday's stitch pattern: chevron lace. I continued knitting and it will be a lighter scarf to wear closer to the fall. I love how it is turning out.

I am still reading Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding and Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. They are both so good in different ways and if I am in the mood for a light, fun read then I will pick up Bridget Jones, and if I want a more serious, dark, mystery, then I pick up Into the Water.

Scarf using lace chevron stitch pattern and kerchief
Speaking of books, I saw this cute "Little Free Library" box while on a walk last week and had to snap a photo of it. I didn't grab a book this time, because I already have enough on the go right now. I might pick one up while on another walk soon. Do you use a little free library in your neighborhood?

Little Free Library box
At a park nearby, I could sit here all day and look at this view

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and The Little Room of Rachell for Yarning Along.

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5 comments:

  1. You might want to try Toys-R-Us for blocking mats. They have foam mats that children put together like puzzle pieces. They are the same thing as blocking mats, but a whole lot cheaper.

    I'm a BIG fan of Little Free Libraries. We have quite a few where we live.

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    1. Yeah that is a good idea, I have seen those at Walmart too but wasn't sure if I should get the blocking mats but now I think it would be the same and less expensive to do the foam mats. Yeah they are so cute and it is a good way to give away some books that you don't read anymore too!

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  2. Your sweater is almost done !
    One book at the time for me...
    Have fun !
    Anna

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    1. yes I am looking forward to seaming the pieces together and seeing how it looks! thank you, have a good weekend!

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  3. The book I keep in my purse came from the Little Free Library at my local park. I can't help stopping every time I see one!

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