Yarn Along – Time for a Happy Dance

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

My happy dance begins with a finished project!

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Started in May, 2015,
Worked on diligently, until decrease.
I struggled with wrapping my head
around where to stop the row and
putting everything in time out for about 4 months.

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Linked to ravelry

Remember that cute sox yarn?

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I haven’t forgotten everything about knitting yet.

Still reading, ‘The Masterpiece’ book 2 of Alcott Legacy series, Maryann Minatra.

Listening to ‘Undetected’ by Dee Henderson

Linking with Lisa and Yarn Along

Yarn Along – Knit, Frog, Knit

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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.

Miss Shirley’s Whippoorwill has been my main knit this week.
I was hoping to have it done for her birthday on Thursday,
now I’ll be glad if it is done by the of the month!
Presently I’m knitting on 467 stitches adding 2 stitches every row.
Today at the end of row 107 I had the wrong count
and found my mistake 16 stitches from the beginning,
that is a lot of stitches to frog.

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I added 225 (+/-) beads on row 102, that was a long row.
I’ll add 235 (+/-) beads on row 112,
and 284 (+/-) beads on the bind off.
Beads are 8/0-451 Met Hematite, a solid dark grey, with a polished metal sheen.
I use Oral B Super Floss to add the beads following
Laura Nelkin’s instructions here .

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Heather’s baby blanket I love it!

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I love the way the the long colors of Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball striped in this blanket.

Shattered by Dick Francis was my knitting companion.
I like Dick Francis’ books, England and horse racing — a good mix.

If you click here you’ll see what’s happening at Ginny’s.

AND if you click here, you’ll find more friends at Tami’s.
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Published in: on March 20, 2013 at 9:15 am  Comments (10)  

Yarn Along – Knit and Hearts

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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.

This week knitting along on Heather’s baby blanket
and Kathi’s shawl;
I’m seeing progress on both.
Feb 19 13 hearts 001Then Valentine’s Day slipped in
and I got sidetracked knitting heart bookmarks for ‘heart’ ones.

My audible listening has been The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield. I enjoyed the book so much.
from Goodreads:

Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father’s antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise—she doesn’t know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter’s dozens of novels.

Late one night while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer.

As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story.

Both women will have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets… and the ghosts that haunt them still.

If you like stories with a twist in the ending, this one is for you.

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