Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yarn Along

I have been seeing many blogger posts concerning Christmas gifts so I figured I had better get my act together and start something. 
I really only have one or two handmade gifts planned at this time. I really need to start the first one though. I want to make this vest for my mom. She is always cold in the winter and she really likes longer buttoned vests. I found this vest pattern in my LYS. It is in Ella Rae Hyde Park Story, Book #14.

I am using this acrylic yarn. The color is off in the picture. It is more teal in person.


I chose this yarn because mom is 87 years old and is not going to take the time to block a wool sweater. This vest is going to be machine washed and maybe even dried. Now I have to cast on and start knitting. I hope I can finish it before Christmas.

I finished Allegiant by Veronica Roth. To tell the truth, I was disappointed in this third book of the trilogy. I understand why the author decided to change the voice of this book, but I found it confusing. The story line itself was fine although I wanted more. I did not feel that in the end there was enough resolution of characters or story line. I felt that there needed to be something more in the epilogue. If you have read the first two books, you must read this book, but you may also be disappointed.

I have also just finished reading Island Girls by Nancy Thayer. It is due back to the library today. This is a wonderful book about "sisters". I enjoyed reading about all of the complicated relationships of the women in this book. This was a fast-paced, easy summer read. Since it is set in Nantucket, RI there are a lot of beach references. I am so glad I found this author from fellow bloggers. I now have a whole slew of books to look forward to reading. I am sure I will pick up another of her books when I am at the library today.

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Check out her blog to find out what other bloggers are up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

That vest looks great and I love the colour of the yarn.

karen said...

I've thought about Christmas but haven't done anything about the thinking. Guess I should!! Love that you are knitting something for your family:)

Melissa Marie said...

I love the yarn! The pattern looks great! :)

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

The vest pattern is wonderful, I may have to make one too! I will have to check out the Island Girls, it sounds great.
Love your basket, it is wonderful!

Joy said...

The vest pattern looks very nice and should knit up beautifully in that yarn, Cathie - I hope it goes well for you! xoJoy

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

CathieJ said...

I hope the pattern is easy. Thanks for commenting.

CathieJ said...

Thanks for commenting Laura. I loved the book and have already gotten Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer out of the library.

CathieJ said...

Me too :)

CathieJ said...

This vest is really only the first time I have thought about Christmas. Too busy enjoying the summer.

Donna said...

My friend just finished reading Island Girls and loved it. I haven't even started Christmas knitting. I have thought about it - but that's about it! I think the yarn you chose for your mom is great. Caron Simply Soft wears well too.