May The Stitch Count Be Ever In Your Favor- Yarn Along

 I’m linking up with Ginny over at Small Things for a Yarn Along.

I took K. and three friends to see the (annoyingly) next to last installment of The Hunger Games.  K. saw the last one with a few of her friends and on the way home from that showing they had the grand plan of going all together to the next one.  As I seem to be the only parent of the bunch who takes her children to the movies I am the default driver to these events.  I didn’t like the third book AT ALL.  So seeing it over two excruciatingly long movies was not for me.  So I dropped 4 excited, chattering teen girls at the all you can eat Chinese buffet followed by the cinema and took myself off for a few hours.

knit along Amanda

I happily discovered that M. had come to town to meet me so we had dinner and then settled into the Coffee Shop Which Must Not Be Named But Has Taken Over The World , had all I could drink caffeine, great company (I’m an introvert so good company = one person who I am totally and utterly comfortable with), Amanda and my clicking needles.  It would have been perfect if it hadn’t been for the fact that I realized after finishing the back fronts and one sleeve up to the yoke that I wasn’t going to have enough wool to finish it.  No kidding- after my last knitted debacle I was uber careful with gauge… well it didn’t work.  I am about 6 balls of wool short! SIX!  How did that happen?  I double checked everything wondering how it all went so wrong and I had it right and should have had more than enough I still cant figure it out!  So Amanda is frogged. And I’ve gone off knitting…

 I have been browsing through a book I stumbled upon at my local independent bookstore: Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini.  Its not revolutionary and is not full of new information but I like her style (lovely photography) and I love the ethos.  Really it is for absolute beginners at living more off the land.  I heard someone fault of this book for not being time practical… which is the truth of going frugal or green.  It requires work.  More work.  Of course it would be easier to roll up to Safeway and buy a tub of peanut butter.  Of course it would be less work to buy bread.  Of course mending clothes is going to be more time consuming than just buying more.  Its a choice you make pretty much every day: Am I going to get out there and break up the soil and plant or am I going to thank my grocer for shipping in all that stuff for me.

So having sat for the whole two and half hours waiting for the endless movie to end I thought about how much more fun it would be to have a knitting competition instead that doesn’t involve a load of adolescents killing each other!  So I’ve designed a logo:

Stitch Count Ever In Your Favor  @

 I think it’ll be great.

xx Jo

8 thoughts on “May The Stitch Count Be Ever In Your Favor- Yarn Along

  1. Hi Jo,
    I didn’t like the third book of the hunger games as much either as I felt it was dragged out!
    What a blooming shame about your knitting it looked so lovely too! I’ve done that onece before and I was gutted!
    Loving the design 🙂
    I like the look & sound of the book, I do try to be frugal but like you say it takes time and it is something I don’t have a great deal of 😦

    • I was beginning to think I was the only one who didn’t like that book… phew I am not alone!
      And about the frugal life: Oh yes! Not everyone has the time or the resources! For certain. In some ways our time poverty is a huge part what makes it so difficult for a lot of folks to even imagine it! For me it is really about money, I have some time but no money. I want to feed my family well on organic nutrient rich foods but I cannot afford the price tag!
      Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Oh my, is there NO way of getting more yarn?! Is there some option on Rav that you can do a call out to other knitters? Someone, somewhere must have some in their stash.
    I will have to check out that book – you never know where you may read something you hadn’t thought of before. I agree, it does take time, heaps of it, but it is only recently that work has become a bad word and that time seems to have become in such short supply.
    I look forward to the competition – I am intrigued! And love the logo!

    • You are so sweet. I probably could get more of the wool as it is not a specialist hand dye but not in the same dye lot I guess. I am feeling all knitted out by my recent failures.
      The book Ginny at Small Things was reading last week (Frugavore) is much much better- but not as pretty 🙂
      BTW: Your blog is soo sweet!

  3. Oh such bad luck with your knitting project, what a shame! 😦 When I get bummed out by knitting I try to shortly dabble in another craft like cross stitch, and then after a few days I will find myself looking at new knitting patterns again and thinking about buying yarn for a new project. But it is a though pill to swallow. And indeed in the future, may the stitch count be ever in your favour!

  4. May the stitch count be ever in your favour :p that is funny. It is upsetting when it isn’t 😦 have a fab thanksgiving, your pie in the post above looks so mouthwatering!

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