Sunday, July 14, 2013

Year of Projects 3: Going Green

Dark and Stormy     Perfect Sweater II     Color Affection     Husband Sweater                          Creedence           Striped Sweater         Boneyard Shawl

Thanks so much to everyone who commented on my Year 2 Summary and Year 3 Project List posts! One person said they missed me when I stopped blogging which blew me away! I will try and post more often this year :)

A couple of you asked about the Bali bag - here is a link to purchase the pattern:

It's the 2nd one from the bottom. I bought it a quilt show a few years ago. 

I spent the July 4th holiday weekend in Asheville, NC  which meant  car knitting so I got quite a bit done on my green sweater. 

Before I left I had this much done:

And now I have the front done! 

It was a cloudy day so I had to use the flash. 
The color in the top photo is more accurate. 

Hooray for car knitting! I bought the yarn at Purls Yarn Emporium in Asheville, NC when we were there last July so thought I'd better get going on it so I could buy more yarn while I was there this year which I did :)

For those interested: blog post about the trip/yarn purchases is here.


  1. Colour Affection and Boneyard are great to knit. Though Boneyard does get a little boring at times. It is perfect movie knitting. Have fun. Can't wait to see them.

  2. Thanks for the link to the Bali bags pattern. I've bookmarked it but there are lots of tempting project patterns there, and the last thing I need is MORE projects.

    Don't you just LOVE car knitting?!

  3. Ah, car knitting! Looking forward to doing some myself in a couple of weeks. Sweater is looking lovely and I'm loving the colour.

  4. You made great progress on green sweater, yayyyy for car knitting. Thanks for the link :)

  5. I get car sick while car knitting! Thanks for the link.

  6. Thank you for the link to the Bali Bag! I also loved their popcorn items using clothesline cord. Is it your 1 year anniversary? Is that where you went for your honeymoon? I'm trying to remember last year....Ha! ha!
    You certainly got a lot done on your sweater and it looks so perfect....someday maybe I'll be able to knit like that if I live long enough. There's something to be said for getting an early start on some horseback riding which I didn't get started until I was hurts more at 47 when you fall off and starting to knit at 65...well....we'll see about that one! LOL! So glad to see you blogging again!

  7. Hooray for car knitting! Nice heathered shade of green too.

  8. Hooray for car knitting indeed! You do such beautiful work! I just looked at your trip post--what a lovely time you had. I love Bed and Breakfasts and yours looked beautiful.

  9. Oh yes, hooray for car knitting! You certainly accomplished a lot.

  10. Car knitting s great (if it doesn't amke you feel sick like it does me), and it looks like you got loads done, looking great!

  11. I wish I could crochet on the car/bus, I get motion sick! It sounds so cosy and nice :)