Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yarn Along


I have been steadily working on my basket and I am very pleased with it so far. After completing the base, I realized I would probably run out of my blue craft yarn before finishing the sides. The pattern calls for two strands of DK weight yarn held together, but I am using up some stiff craft yarn. I decided to change one of the strands to a sport weight yarn that has a somewhat brighter hue. Now I should have plenty of yarn to finish this project. 

Unfortunately, I can't get a good picture that shows the different yarns.

It is an experiment for my own use so I really don't mind the yarn change. I am hoping to make more baskets in the future as gifts and then I will be more conscious of the yarn that I use.

I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are crafting and reading?
I am also linking with Tami's WIP Wednesday and Keep Calm and Craft On. Check out these blogs as well.

I have been reading up a storm it seems. I went to the library in a neighboring town and picked up these books. My hometown's library is quite small and does not have as large selection as the neighboring library. Both libraries are less that 5 minutes from my home. My library card is good for books at libraries throughout our local county. 
Most of these authors have been recommended by my fellow bloggers. They have been pretty reliable book reviewers.

I have already finished The Irresistable Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe by Mary Simses. This is a very light-hearted book with a few too many embarrassing situations for my taste. Not racy, just embarrassing. There is a little family mystery and some romance in a small town in Maine. Overall, I enjoyed this book. It certainly was a quick read.
I am now in the midst of The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro. I am enjoying this book also. This is definitely a different genre from the book above. I am almost halfway through and I still am unable to characterize it. There is a present day story that slightly intertwines with a story from the 1930's. So far I am finding it interesting.  

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

The basket looks delightful and would make brilliant gift baskets. The colour is stunning.

Melissa Marie said...

Wow! I love the basket it's beautiful! :)

karen said...

love the basket and cannot see the two yarns! I need to start thinking of gift making soon...

CathieJ said...

Thank you. I never thought of it as a gift basket. Okay now I am thinking about making more to fill for Christmas.

CathieJ said...

Thank you :)

CathieJ said...

No matter what light I used those two blues would not photograph so that you could see them. Thanks for commenting.

Donna said...

The basket is looking good so far. I can't wait to see it finished! What a great idea for a gift.

butterfly said...

I too love the basket , it is a lovely shade of blue.

Caffeine Girl said...

The basket is darling. It's a great idea for gifts.

CathieJ said...

Thank you so much Donna.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. It is coming along nicely.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

Valerie Hannan-Beattie said...

Lovely baskets, and lovely shade of blue, I have a really big draw to blue right now :) Val xxx

Zauberflink said...

Your basket will be stunning - love the vibrant colour!

CathieJ said...

I am always drawn to blue.

CathieJ said...

Thank you so much.

steph said...

your blending of yarns looks really really good.....baskets seem to be 'the thing' to be making!!!! i'm really liking the way yours is shaping up!