Yarn Along

Yarn Along Photo 4.22.15

My tan tank sweater is really coming along! Working on it is especially dramatic lately, though, because I am not at all sure that I have enough yarn to finish it. On the one hand, the yarn is extremely light and thin, so a small ball of it contains more yardage than a small ball of a thicker yarn. But on the other hand, we are talking about a small ball of yarn. A very tiny one. I have any number of backup plans, including using some more of the cream-colored yarn that is in the neckband – but we’ll see. I’ll let you know how the Countdown to the Last of the Tan Yarn proceeds.

I am still not liking The People in the Trees very much, but I’m plugging along. I am beginning to see that the protagonist, Dr. Perina, is really a terrible human being – neurotic and bitter and envious and. – oddly enough for a doctor – thoroughly disgusted with the human body. I am interested in seeing how he develops as a character when he meets the natives of U’ivu – but at the same time I want to scream because I HAVE READ MORE THAN 150 PAGES AND HE STILL HASN’T MET THE NATIVES OF U’IVU! What is this author thinking?

More soon. Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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12 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. fifthlampdown says:

    Love how the sweater is looking, those stripes are so nautical.

  2. Sarah says:

    Oh your sweater is so cute!! Hope you win chicken!

  3. Heather says:

    The sweater is coming along nicely! I hope you have enough yarn to finish. I have had several projects like that. Part of my issue is trying to knit through my stash. If I can’t get into a book after 100 pages, I put it aside. I used to plug along, but I can’t do it anymore. I would rather re-read a book that I love than plow through something. I hope the story gets better for you!

    • bedstrom says:

      I used to abandon books left and right, but then when I started blogging it became fun to finish books I wasn’t enjoying in order to write about them. I don’t know if I’ll finish this one or not – but if I do I’ll enjoy writing about its shortcomings!

  4. Wendy says:

    I’m reading Hana Yanagihara’s new book – A Little Life. She’s definitely not a sunshine and rainbows author, that’s for sure! Nice photo!

  5. CathieJ says:

    Your tank is looking great. I hope you have enough yarn or you can figure out a fix.

  6. Sarah says:

    Ugh – I hate it when I am not sure that I have enough – it makes me a bit obsessive about knitting because I WANT TO KNOW 🙂 Fingers crossed that it’s enough because it looks like it is going to be lovely when it’s done!

    • bedstrom says:

      Thanks! I picked up another skein of yarn today. It’s the wrong dye lot, but I decided that will be less weird looking than switching colors. We’ll see…

  7. Iris says:

    What a beautiful sweater. Your comment about the yarn shortage made me laugh because I’ve had something like that recently. It really sped me along – I kept knitting faster, as if I could, by finishing it quickly, somehow prevent the yarn running out! 😉 Fingers crossed you have enough left to finish without having to substitute.

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