yarn along :: a finished flax and a wip bag





i'm joining ginny's yarn along again today. still my favourite linkup ever, and i'm so happy she came up with it. in the last 2 weeks i cast on and finished a Flax pullover. i shared a wip photo of it last week for my weekending post, but never made a yarn along post, so i thought i might share the evolution of the flax with some instagram shots i took. 




here is the finished pullover on my boy, still unblocked. once i block it, i am sure it will fit also next winter. the collar turned out very wide, which is why i went down 2 needle sizes for the sleeve ribbings. if i knit it again, i will do the same for the collar, as 1 size down in needles did not do the trick. all in all i am pleased with the end result and also with the speed with which this pullover was finished. you can find more details on my ravely project page.

i have now cast on a knitted shoulder bag by moeke yarns, i am knitting it in the yarn the pattern was written for, eco-friendly romanian wool from moeke yarns. this is the first time i am experimenting with cables and i LOVE it! i don't have enough yardage to finish both sides of the bag with this yarn, so i will use another colour and yarn for the back. 


reading wise i brought all books back to the library and will not get any new ones before our trip. a little reading about knitting one page at at time just suits my needs at the moment, so it's "at knit's end - meditations for women who knit too much" by  Stephanie Pearl-McPhee for now. i am looking for books to download to take with me on our travels so i would love reading recommendations today!

and now it's your turn! what are you knitting and reading???

7 comments:

madeinoxford said...

That's a really awesome jumper, and I love the WIP shot where he's holding the yarn. I'm not sure if he looks puzzled or expectant!

I keep hearing good things about Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and really must get around to one of her books some day. For holiday reading, I love Elizabeth Peters' novels - the first is Crocodile on the Sandbank and is a great, fun adventure :)

Leigh k said...

I just purchased yarn to knit myself a Flax sweater!! It will be my first sweater. Have two other projects I ::need:: to finish first, but am dying to cast on. Your sweater looks wonderful. Stopping by via Ginny ~

Sarah said...

That sweater is adorable, I really like the open weave (hm, that is probably not the right word... let's see... the way the stitches are not really tight, whatever the term is for that) - it looks perfect that way!

Zauberflink said...

Your pullover is beautiful! And I love the trying-on picture with your boy holding the yarn like a hand weight ;-)
I like wide collars for children because they don't itch around the neck and are easy to put on!

karen said...

I do love that sweater, so sweet! and the stitches are perfection, I know that he'll wear it lots and your daughter will have a lovely hand me down :)

dorinalouise said...

The flax sweater is beautiful. I made a scarf one summer with Quince's flax yarn. I'd like to make a summer top with it. It gets so soft as the years go by.

"At Knit's End" looks good. I think I will see if my library has it. I'm not sure what to recommend for your travels . . Have fun though!

moongirl said...

What a wonderful sweater! I have plans for sweaters but have yet to start one. As well, cable knitting, is on my list. ;)

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