Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Yarn Along: "Sweetbitter" and a Tweed Hat (Still) in Progresss

Yarn Along is a wonderful weekly link-up hosted by Ginny at the Small Things blog about two of the best things in life: books and knitting.


I'm about halfway done with "Sweetbitter" by Stephanie Danler, a coming-of-age story set against the restaurant scene in New York City. I'm not in love with the narrator, the food talk is a bit pretentious and the plot is kind of depressing, but at the same time I'm finding it addicting.

I really didn't make much progress from last week on my hat design. I guess after the flurry of activity the past couple weeks, my knitting mojo has decided to take a break. I did finish knitting the tube with the lovely branch cable motif that'll serve as the ear band part of the hat, then got the ends Kitchenered up. Today I'll pick up stitches and start knitting the body of the hat. I'm envisioning it somewhat slouchy with a different cable panel that'll compliment the band.

I honestly don't know why I'm still working on the hat -- the plan was to design some patterns I could use if I decided to start an Esty shop, and this one is waaaay too time consuming -- other than that I just want to see where my imagination takes it! (Plus I love the yarn; it's KnitPicks City Tweed, by the way.)

What book is your nose buried in this week? What project do you have on your knitting needles?


  1. That book pops out at me when I am at the library. I need to read some reviews before I read it, pretentious food talk doesn't sound like my thing lol. That hat looks like it has a lot of potential and I love the color of the yarn.

    1. I did end up enjoying it, though I wasn't entirely sure about it while I was reading and I can definitely see how it might not appeal to some readers. I'd say just get it and start reading and see how you feel... even though some things about it bothered me, I could NOT put it down.

  2. Oh, that yarn and pattern look just lovely!
    Designing takes so much time. Good on you to take it slow and let it ripen :-)

    1. Than you so much! I want to buy tons of tweed yarn now -- I love the way it's working up!


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