I thought I would get this yarn along post up early, because... well because it is also part of Twila Jean's knit along :)
If you want to see more in the Yarn Along series, you can go and visit Ginny's site at Small Things. Twila Jean can of course be found at her blog, Twila Jean, and her 3 Hour Sweater Knit-Along can be found here.
So, back to my sweater for the knit along- the 3 Hour Sweater can be found here- it is a 1930's vintage pattern, which usually needs a little tweaking.
So far, my tweaks are to go down a size of needles from my last time (I did not like the gaps) and to knit in the round. I added an extra inch to the ribbing, and I shall add another extra inch in the body- because my torso is longer than those of the 1930's- even with high waisted clothing the sweater was too short for my liking! (I prefer it to cover my belly button at least!). I kept in the side stitches that I would have normally eliminated from knitting it in the round, because I felt like I would need the extra room ;) I have spent about four or five hours on it so far, including one section of frogging when I realized I had mis-measured it. I can't be certain how much time I have spent on it- because I usually watch TV or homeschool the kids while doing it.
I have such difficulty photographing red. And the top is a really pretty colour, it lives up to it's cranberry claims :) If you have never used Wool-Ease, it is certainly a nice, cheap option. I would not claim it to be the best yarn out there, but it is easy to find and has lots of colours.
You'll note my reading this week. yes, I am a huge fan of the ABC show Castle. So I always read the books from the show. They are not the most well written books, but the entertainment value is that you see little tributes to the show in there! This one is better written than the previous two though! And there is the October edition of Country Living UK beneath it- it was the LAST one in the store- Barnes and Noble never can keep it in stock for very long. I know a lot of us Brits in the USA enjoy it for the flavour of home- but there are just as many Anglophile Americans who enjoy it too! I would totally subscribe digitally- if it wasn't for the fact that my primary enjoyment in it is the feel of it when I read it.