Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Queue Jumper


I finished a book. Given how many pages I manage each night before falling asleep, it always sort of surprises me when I reach the last one. Feels good, clean slate and all, but instead of leaping into a new one, I'm keeping things light and short and indulging in a few magazines that I've been accumulating lately. I took this photo this afternoon with every intention of sitting down with a coffee, knitting a few rows and enjoying 'Mollie Makes'. It didn't happen. Blame the toddlers.

Having rejigged the sleeves on Lola's blue cardigan, I thought I'd move onto some other things on my to-do list. And then a little jumper jumped up the queue before my very eyes. It took me quite by surprise. I had been at a big fabric store to get something spangly to make a cape for a superhero (called Jupiter Girl) when I was drawn to the yarn section. There I found some very price-reduced wool in a pink I thought I could live with and that she would love. And suddenly I was knitting another top for her.

A queue-jumping jumper.

Joining in with the Yarn Along here.

21 comments:

  1. I love Lola's cardigan. How sweet. And that cape is wonderful! So magical and sparkily! Well done- I bet it will be a favorite at dress up time(and to wear just because!)I love reading Mollie Makes-a bit hard to find in the States but I do love reading it--so much inspiration!

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  2. Aaah! price reduced wool - music to my ears ;o)I have a few 'queue hoppers' too - amazing how that happens. Looking forward to seeing culprit all knit up ;o)

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  3. Darn those queue jumpers. New wool will do it to you every time. My socks jumped the queue too. I blame Ginny, since she is knitting socks too. They must have pushed me over the edge. I was going to concentrate on my cardigan, since I got Emerson's two knits completed. But here I am knitting socks instead. Also reduced yarn... :)

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  4. beautiful !
    wish i could flip thru that molly makes ! :)

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  5. I love Cleckheaton! What a find! and such a cute jumper....of course, queue jumping NEVER!!!! happpens at my house (hee, hee!!!!!)

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  6. I also put my books down once in a while to get through my magazine stack. Happy yarn along!

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  7. I fall asleep all the time while reading. Maybe I should not read in bed? Anyways, I know the joy you feel when you read the last page. Great knitting pr0jects you have lined up.

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  8. If the yarn is as tweed-y as it is in the Ravelry picture, that new jumper is going to be quite beautiful.

    I love the way the blue jumper came out, too.

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  9. Queue hoppers, they're the best! That means the universe was telling you that you really needed to knit this jumper :)

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  10. LOVE that jumper! will definitely be knitting that for the fall :)

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  11. Love the yarn color! And Mollie Makes is one of my favorite crafty magazines! :)

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  12. I love Alexander McCall Smith. I have only read the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books so far though. I should try some of his other series'.

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  13. I love Molly Makes. The jumper is coming out great and I love the color.

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  14. That is a very pretty little jumper for the little one. Enjoy the magazines.

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  15. I have everything here I need to cast finally on my cardigan but found myself purchasing wool today for a beanie that my hubby wants knit. Hmm, looks like I might be working on them both at the same time :)
    Love a bit of easy reading from time to time.
    x

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  16. Ah yes, these queue-jumpers... I've encountered some of those... :)
    The colour is gorgeous!

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  17. well I can see why this jumper would jump the queue :) It IS a beautiful yarn :)

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  18. Funny how that yarn section just draws you....happened to me today but I resisted (with a slight reminder from my 13 y.o. 'No more wool mum, remember?'

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