Yarn Along


Whew – I got this post up. I had almost forgotten how.

Just kidding – sort of. I haven’t been knitting much over the last couple of months, and I got so tired of posting the same few projects over and over. My usual stand-by patterns weren’t appealing to me, so for a while I didn’t knit much at all. Then I went browsing through some of my knitting books, looking for a project I could really get excited about. Finally, I found this:


In addition to wanting to paint every wall in sight the teal in this photo (the picture doesn’t do it justice), I am very excited about making this pullover. The yoke is linen stitch, which I had never heard of before, so I cast on some stitches to try it out. After a few false starts, I got into the swing of the stitch and LOVED it. It’s different from anything I’ve ever done, and for some reason, it made me think of placemats, so I ripped out the small swatch and cast on a placemat. We’ll see how far that goes. I haven’t ordered the yarn yet for my sweater but am excited to get started. The book is More Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan.

I am reading SO many books. It’s really a problem. You should see the stack beside my bed. For my Yarn Along photo I chose Howard Markel’s An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug COCAINE, partly because it was close at hand while other books are not and partly because the all-caps in COCAINE amuses me, and I’ve been looking forward to being able to share that amusement with you. This is not to say that Postcards from Purgatory is elevating COCAINE to the status of PAT CONROY and TIME TRAVEL in any kind of general way. That kind of decision would require a board meeting.

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

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5 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Heather says:

    That wall color is divine! And the pullover looks beautiful! I didn’t knit a whole lot last year, and was really sad when I discovered I only finished a couple projects, but I was kind of the same, not really interested in any of my normal patterns. I decided to just start, and I am trying to make more time for it now.

    • lfpbe says:

      Sounds like we’re in similar situations. Creativity works in cycles, I guess. Good luck with your projects. I look forward to posting some updates on the pullover, and I’m going to try to find yarn the color of that wall. 😀

  2. Maria says:

    Very interestng looking stitch!

  3. Caroline says:

    Oooh I love that top! Just found it on Rav and added it to my library. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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