Yarn Along (no.11)

by Josée

Reading and knitting are two things I can’t seem to get enough of, so once again I’m joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.

This week I’ve started knitting Sweetpea’s Easter dress. The pattern is Baby Vintage Petti-Dress by Kate Oates which I found on Ravelry. I’m using Drops Merino Extra Fine in pink (MC) and white (CC) for the yarn.

I’m finding that the more I knit, the bigger my projects seem to get. For the longest time I wouldn’t knit anything bigger then a dishcloth, then I graduated to a scarf. This dress is the biggest knitted article that I’ve set out to complete so far. If I complete it, my sight is set on this Shalom sweater as the next “big” project.

I’ve got a stack of books on the go. This week I’m enjoying Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living (a great book!), Knitted Wild Animals: 15 Adorable, Easy-to-Knit Toys (I see a knitted monkey in the near future) and Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.

I haven’t read more than a couple pages of Born to Run but I’m hoping to read more before my first 5km run in less then 2 weeks away (ack!).

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12 comments

Jen February 2, 2011 - 5:21 am

Oh my goodness what a precious dress! I'd love to make one for my daughter someday. Lately though I've been trying to go for the smaller "almost instant" gratification projects!

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house full of jays February 2, 2011 - 5:57 am

Such a sweet dress! And the Shalom…SouleMama's has been taunting me with the possibility of a larger project for some time! So far I am wimpy and stick to smaller, faster projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} February 2, 2011 - 7:28 am

Oh my that dress is adorable!! I have been gradually working on harder and harder projects but have yet to tackle something that large. You are inspiring me to go for it!

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Jen @ Forever, For Always... February 2, 2011 - 11:33 am

That dress is too cute! I also love the Shalom, looks like a really great project.

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Kathryn February 2, 2011 - 12:35 pm

I have not run since high school, but I started up again this fall and need a book like Born to Run for encouragment – the cold is keeping me from it, I'm such a wimp!
The dress is darling, I can't wait to see the finished project – good luck!

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Mary G February 2, 2011 - 1:27 pm

Good luck with the dress .. it will be beautiful! I couldn't run to save my life but am always impressed by those who do. Good luck on the 5K!

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Erin @ Wild Whispers February 2, 2011 - 2:55 pm

A million thanks for the shalom link!! I am thinking of casting one on shortly. I have a gift certificate that would get me at least a portion of the yarn if I chose carefully… now needles… those may be another story. Great post!

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Elizabeth February 2, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Love the dress! I just finished my Shalom sweater also inpsired by Amanda's. Fabulous sweater and really and easy knit.

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S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen February 2, 2011 - 5:03 pm

I knit a little ruffly hat like the one you've pictured this week! The dress is going to be amazing…

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Meredith February 2, 2011 - 9:47 pm

I am anxious to knit the Shalom for myself as well, good goal 🙂 Lovely stack of books and the vintage dress is more than adorable!

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Charity February 2, 2011 - 11:03 pm

What a sweet dress! I'm hoping to knit Shalom as well, it is so nice & versatile looking. It was great meeting you this week!

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Elisa February 4, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Fun! Those books looks great and I love the yarn.

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