Yarning Along …

Yarning Along …

I almost decided to skip this week. Because I am not much farther along on my Milo vest than I was two weeks ago.

But Ginny inspired me to post anyway, when I read her own Yarn Along post this morning. She wrote, “At the very least, by posting the same project week after week, hopefully some of you won’t be afraid to do the same!”
So, here is the little progress I’ve made on my daughter’s vest. I have to admit, I am stumped by my pattern. If any of you have knitted the Milo vest, and could explain how to cast on after shaping the shoulder straps and arm holes, I would greatly appreciate the help. I’m sure it is not difficult; I just don’t understand how to do it by simply reading the directions (over and over and over again).

Definitely a bigger accomplishment than my knitting has been my reading! I am actually reading something other than children’s books ~ LOL! I am reading a Christian novel, One Tuesday Morning. It is a fictional story that takes place around the time of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The description at Amazon sums it up with these words: A devoted fireman and a driven businessman, strangers with the same face. On that fateful Tuesday, one will leave the Twin Towers alive—but will he ever find his way home?
This book is a very quick read. But it also reminds the reader of the fatal tragedy that took place that Tuesday morning in 2001 … and how we really should never forget something that painfully touched so many fellow Americans.
I also checked out two knitting books from the library—Speed Knitting and Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. These were recommended by other Yarn Along participants over the weeks. It is fun to look through these books. They offer so much inspiration.

Well, I hope to be a bit further along on my vest next week. And I also hope to be well into the second Sept. 11 novel, Beyond Tuesday Morning.
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16 thoughts on “Yarning Along …

  1. Your using a gorgeous yarn to for you Milo vest. I just love the purple and pinky tones 🙂 I've been wanting to borrow a copy of the last minute gifts to but it is so popular at the library it may take me months to get it *grin*. Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂 Hugs.

  2. I am just in love with that gorgeous yarn for the Milo. I haven't knit one yet, I think my kiddos are all too big for it, but it sure is cute! Love to hear how your book turns out too 🙂 Happy New Year!

  3. I'm loving the purple yarn!

    I'm not sure if this will help:

    After you cast off the sleeve section cast on the new stitches using the cable cast on method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ZoV3ivcWo

    Turn the work so that the purl side is facing you and cast on to the left needle…or the right needle when holding the project normally… or the needle with the yarn attached to it. Cast on using the method above, the number of new stitches that you need. The new cast on stitches should occur between the two ends of the sleeves on both side.

    Umm… I hope that that helps a little… if not just ignore my instructions. Ginny might be able to explain more clearly.

  4. that famous Milo vest… hmmm no idea, never tried it before but it's on the list of my knitting projects for 2011…
    I love the yarn color!!! it's awesome!!! good luck with the pattern…maybe if you find out how to do it you could explain it in one post? – it might help me once I start with my own 🙂

  5. Hope you figure it out–I have yet to knit a Milo. I ended up frogging my yarn along project last night after I had already written my post for today, so next week it will probably look like I regressed!

  6. It looks great, and I know the feeling of not much progress in a week! I'm happy to talk about the Milo vest… I'm not sure if I can help explain exactly, but feel free to shoot me an email, and just maybe I can help. Little by little, right? 🙂

  7. Love your vest — it looks great! I made a sweater for Faith last year that didn't even come close to fitting so I am chicken of clothing items, but that vest is so cute…

    Maybe I should practice on the Kit sweater!

  8. loving seeing all these Milos being worked on, must get round to making one .. I wanted to say, without sounding like a stalker or worse lol, how cute your profile picture is, pretty lady.
    happy days xx

  9. This is very inspiring, Sarah–the fact that you're knitting a vest, yes, but also that you're stumped by it! 😛

    I wasn't able to do the beginning class at the yarn store b/c it's the same night as ballet & Boy Scouts. Not my destiny this class around! I'm thinking the summer?

    And on two non-related notes: I'd like to do you a meal for New Baby (and meet him!) Also, could you email me with your address so we can get you on our Xmas card list?

  10. That's a lovely color! I haven't seen the pattern, but it looks like the dress I made last year at the top. Josee's instructions look good if they make sense to you. I remember having the same problem figuring that out. If you still need help later, you can email me.

  11. I come for a visit here and you had a baby! I totally missed that post and saw his sweet face on the side bar.

    Congrats. Sorry I am a nerd but I wanted to wish you and your family the best because he is so dang cute!

    Kiss him tons. My baby so big and I feel like I missed the newborn stage.

  12. Lovely yarn! With three girls you would think we would have a lot of purple and pink, but no they are blue and green girls.

    Wish I could help with your cast on questions, but I haven't seen the Milo pattern. The pebble vest I knit this week is worked from the bottom up.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  13. Here I am…catching up on blogs from a week ago! I really really really want to make milo vests, one for each of my boys. I haven't had that much time either to knit…between baby Jacob and spending time with my parents who are in town. But that is fine, because I can always knit/crochet, but I can't always spend time with my parents (they live 15 hrs away).
    Can't wait to see your milo vest! Don't worry…remember, it took me about 7 or 8 weeks to complete my baby cardigan!

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