Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Candy Corn Yarn Along

I was sitting at my sewing machine and looking at all of my craft magazines nicely lined up. I was also thinking about autumn. Soon I was thumbing through said magazines and I came upon some autumn crafts that I have been wanting to make for a while. These Candy Corn Coasters are the first craft I decided to work on. It is from the Sept/Oct 2000 Crafting Traditions magazine.


I had a large sheet of clear plastic canvas and scraps of orange, yellow and white yarn. Perfect. Such a quick and easy craft to work on. I already have one coaster finished and the other 3 should be finished in no time. I was debating changing the order of the colors to be closer to a real piece of candy corn (orange in the middle), but I have the least amount of orange yarn so I left it as is.

I have made some progress on the vest for my mom. I am limited in how many rows I can knit each day because I continue to have hand issues. I really hope I can finish this for Christmas. I also found a small mistake several rows back. I am not sure what happened as I have the right stitch count, but there seems to be a little bobble. I think I will leave it alone though as it really isn't that noticeable.
As you can see from the photo above I am reading Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is an historical novel. A blurb I found says this "compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady's most trusted confidante  and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley." I am about halfway through this novel and I am enjoying the history lesson. I have always enjoyed history and this novel brings it to life. 
I went to the library last week and picked up this blogger recommended novel and a few others. 
I think I have quite a variety of reading in store for me. As for the AP Statistics book, it is for me also. I am a substitute math teacher and I am scheduled to be in an AP Statistics class later this month. I wanted to be sure to brush up on a subject I haven't really used since college.....many years ago. Thankfully, I remember it. 
I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? I am also joining Tami for WIP Wednesday. Pop on over to their sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

Thanks for stopping by!






10 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

The coasters are a delight. I am a fan of an historical novel too so I will bear that one in mind.

Donna said...

I can't believe Fall will be upon us. I am enjoying seeing so many Halloween themed projects. Good luck with your AP class!

CathieJ said...

Thank you. They are fast and easy. This type of novel is different for me, but I am enjoying it.

CathieJ said...

I like all the Fall items to. Thanks for visiting.

Katie said...

Too cute coasters! I love candy corn. Those turned out perfect.

karen said...

I hope your hands get better, and I know your mother will love the vest even more now that it's a challenge to knit up :) I'm sure your little stitch mistake isn't noticeable.

CathieJ said...

Thanks Katie. I really like candy corn too, but my waistline doesn't.

CathieJ said...

I am just knitting about 6 rows a day in the hope that I can keep my hand healthy. It isn't hurting now, but I can sometimes feel the strain. Slow and steady.

steph said...

do take care of those hands! be sure to incorporate some hand exercises....really seems to help! (the statistics book among all those others made me laugh...glad you explained that one!)

CathieJ said...

I am resting my hands by going to work. I can't knit there.