Yarn Along – Yarn and Garden

yarnalong_gsheller_grayOn Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

May 1 scrap jar 004April’s Scrap jar,
not many yarn ends,
but a lot of crocheting and knitting was going on.
If you look close you can see
how the Farmer has been spending his time,
3 1/2 -75ft long rows of tomatoes
and assorted peppers, bells and hot.
Broccoli and cauliflower planed under the grape vines.
Raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries growing like mad
behind the grapes

 April 27 brittany 003Brittany’s granny square is finished
and wrapped around ‘sweet one’.

Over half of the 500+ stitches is bound off –
soon Miss Shirley’s shawl will go home.
I’m not sure when blocking pictures will post,
I’ll be out of town next Wednesday.

Shhhhhh, I know it is a quilt. . .
April 28 quilt 001 One step closer to being completed.
One side of the binding machine sewn on,
I’ll turn and hand sew the other side Thursday.

April 28 quilt 002That is if I can get Grissabel
to give up her napping bed for a couple hours.

I finished listen to Cold Truth by Mariah Stewart,
an easy to listen to mystery.
Today I’ll start Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour Bookstoree
by Robin Sloan, today.

Aren’t we enjoying spring!
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Yarn Along – A Finished Shawl and Februay’s Yarn Scraps

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Kathi’s Solstice blocked
FEb 28 kathi 3 2013-02-28_14-45-11_180My daughter, Mary, does the blocking, good job1

Feb 28 kathi 2 2013-02-28_14-45-04_336and ready for gifting.
Mar 3 kathi shawl 003
Kathi loved it and wore it to Bible study the same night.

Mar 3 feb yarn scraps with grizz 007Since I was finishing large projects, not many ends to put into a jar, even the cat was bored.

I’ve never read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein;
I’m trying to listen to it and having a struggle getting into the story

Shawl Ravelry notes Shawl designer – Wendy Knits

FO Friday – A Hat and a Jar

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In case you didn’t know FO stands for Finished Object. Tami lets finishers brag a little on her blog, by linking to her blog their pictures of FO’s. Click – to see finished fiber objects.

Friday afternoon I finished my KAL (knit along) hat; I was knitting with a group of nice ladies and Crissy, our fearless leader.

Feb113  kal hatMegan is modeling it. Aren’t those double cables something else!

kittens with mittens gave me the idea of saving yarn scraps in a jar.

Jan3113 scrap jar 002My jar on January 31, 2013. Isn’t it beautiful?

I did a lot of hat knitting in January and I frogged a pair of sox to remove worn heels, so my jar filled fast. (I’ll reknit the sox with shorter legs; I’ll like them better that way.)  I’m following my mother suggestion that I do a jar a month, instead of getting a larger jar and dumping all the scraps in one jar. I don’t expect February’s jar to be full. I have a baby blanket and two shawls that will be my focus this month.

Looking forward to more happy knitting in February!

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