Yarn along

I'm joining Ginny's yarn along today.

Knitting: a sweater for me. A not too baggy, but comfy and long sweater to go with leggings or skinny jeans. At least, that's the plan.
The first try was from a pattern I used before, but it turned out way too big (my fault: I thought using thicker yarn and bigger needles in size XS would work, but it didn't), so I frogged that.
This is the second try, winging my own pattern like I did with the purple and white sweater last year, but it seems a bit small. It does fit over my hips, so that's a good start, I guess.

Reading: I don't really feel up to any difficult reading lately, so I picked up a teenage favorite of mine. It's from a Dutch writer, written in the 1930's and I don't think it was ever translated, but I love it. It's 80 years old, but still very fun to read and actually quite relatable. I guess people didn't really change that much, despite television and internet.


So what are you knitting (making) and reading?

6 comments:

  1. Good luck with your second go 'round with this pattern! I've certainly been there before.

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    1. Haven't we all? ;-) I guess it's part of creativity...

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  2. very pretty sweater beginnings :)

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  3. i read a lot of adolescent literature lately - trying to keep up with what maddie might be reading - so i can make recommendations - or let her know books that i don't want her to read . . . etc.

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    1. Oh, I remember those days. So much fun reading alongside them ;-)

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