Colorwork is back! – Unraveled Wednesday 11/18

Happy Wednesday everyone! On Wednesdays I’ll sometimes try and link up with the folks over at As Kat Knits who share progress on stitching and reading. Thanks Kat for hosting us!

Since Sunday, I’ve been 100% working on my Anders Sweater. I’m making the 12-18 month size for my sister’s best friend. Their baby is due in February so this should be perfect for their baby a year from now. My sister and I worked together to pick a pattern and yarn colors. Her friends live in Vermont, so we thought these evergreen trees were perfect! They’re not finding out the sex of the baby, so we went with this slightly heathered teal. I think it will look really awesome, and it does seem like I’ll meet my goal of finishing it this week, as I’m 50% done according to Excel.

I’m having a nice time doing the colorwork at the bottom of this sweater! It’s definitely been a while since I’ve done stranded colorwork, and I always enjoy it more than I think I do! It’s definitely a place where I’ve seen a ton of improvement in my knitting from the first time I tried the technique. I also am really digging the partial button band and would love to have a sweater with it for myself!

On the reading front, I started A Court of Thorn and Roses, which is the first in a series that one of my best friends really likes. So far it’s good, though I’m not totally into it. My friend has let me know that this book is a little slow but that the series gets a lot better so I’m looking forward to the rest of it! Since I last blogged about reading, I finished The Secret Life Of Addie LaRue and Reverie. I really liked both theses books! The Secret Life of Addie LaRue was just such an intriguing story and ended hopefully, if not happily. The author did a really great job of making me really feel the emotions along with the characters. And the connection to artwork was a really cool touch and really helped developed the world of the story. Reverie was an amazing fantasy story with a gay protagonist and a really inventive premise. I really dug it a lot. It’s one of those books that I kind of what a prequel or companion books for because the characters and the backstory are really interesting for me.

Hope you’re having a great week! What are you reading and working on?

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  1. Vicki says:

    Oh, what a cute sweater (I just checked it out on Ravelry) — I love the colors you’re using!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! It’s definitely been fun to make so far and I think the colors are perfect

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  2. That is a very cute sweater! Your colorwork looks lovely and even, and it looks like a fun knit! I am knitting a skirt and a shawl, and am reading through the Vampire Knitting Club books, which are goofy but fun 🙂

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    1. Wow vampire knitting sounds fun!

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      1. They are fun books! Not demanding in any way, but sometimes that’s what you need 🙂

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  3. Katie says:

    That sweater is adorable! Any parent would love to put it on their baby!!

    I used an audible credit for the Addie LaRue last month but I haven’t listened to it yet. I love Victoria Schwab though. I know that lots of people really love the series you’re working on right now and I’m anxious to read your final thoughts about it.

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  4. Kym says:

    What a terrific sweater! Love the colors!

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  5. That is a great sweater! I really love colorwork too, even though I don’t do it as often as I sometimes would like.

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    1. Yes it’s so much fun! By the way, if you liked A Song Below Water , I think you would really like Reverie!

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      1. Oh cool thanks for the tip! (I loved A Song Below Water, so I’ll definitely check out Reverie!)

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  6. everydayhas says:

    Anders looks great! I’ve heard so much about that pattern!

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    1. Thank you! It’s definitely a fun and satisfying pattern!

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  7. mere2007 says:

    oh I love that sweater … made it for my grandson’s first Christmas! and I’m looking forward to reading Addie LaRue this winter. It seems like a perfect book to curl up with on a cold, dreary day!

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