Knitting a Sweater and Reading about Mittens

Winter is coming.

I can’t tell you too much about what I am knitting. It is a surprise for someone. I can tell you it is going to be soft, warm, and oh so very cozy. I can also tell you that cat hair sticks to it like crazy.

Last week, I picked up a pile of knitting books from the local library. I can devour patterns so much faster than I can actually knit them, but the pictures are pretty, and very motivational.

They taunt me. … keep knitting, don’t stop, don’t you want to make something pretty and colourful like these mittens? … oh, knitting dark green stockinette stitch again… still…. with 8 skeins more to go? … don’t you wan to knit something small and colourful like these mittens? … keep knitting… don’t stop….

I am going to finish this sweater before I cast on another project. I swear. I solemnly swear. MUST KEEP KNITTING.

Knitting: Green Sweater Reading 'Mostly Mittens'

This is my second post in the Ginny’s Yarn Along on the small things blog. Its fun to see who else is participating, what they are reading and knitting. I see Ginny is reading one of my all time favourite stories, ‘Howards End’


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shara
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 14:26:39

    Wow, think those mittens would draw me in, too.


  2. nadjamagdalena
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 16:59:05

    I know how you feel, but I finally broke down and cast on a second—and then a third!–project. The cardigan I was knitting was taking so long, and I was losing my motivation! Yours looks so lovely.

    And the book on mittens looks enticing…!


  3. swanski
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 17:10:02

    I love the green and whatever you are making (sweater?) is lovely! It will make a great gift 🙂


  4. stormarela
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 17:37:04

    Yes, this sweater is the Lily Cardigan but I cannot say much more or it will spoil the surprise. 😉 .. so far so good, nothing new cast on!


  5. Taryn Oakley
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 10:43:57

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I feel like “I must keep knitting” as well, but I headed for bed last night after only 10 rows. At this rate, the baby sweater I am knitting won’t be done until spring!!


  6. Angela Shenk (@AngelaShenk)
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 10:33:56

    Ah you are so cute- “just keep knitting, just keep knitting”. That mantra reminds me of “just keep swimming”. I am not a fast knitter and I am always in awe of what people accomplish. You inspire me.
    Thanks for stopping by my space, and there is no such thing as too much yarn!


    • stormarela
      Oct 07, 2011 @ 12:43:28

      I agree, there is no such thing as too much yarn… and, keeping in that spirit, I must admit I just walked in the door with enough freshly purchased yarn for 3 pairs of socks…. ahhhhhh… more yarn!


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