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.
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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

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.

Published in: on February 20, 2013 at 9:15 am  Comments (4)  

Yarn Along – Continuing my Knitting Plan -Plus

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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.

My plan for February is to work on three projects I need to finish by the end of March
I knit on at least two of them each day.

I impulsively cast on this vest because it was so cute.
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Feb6 yarn along 009I have a great-niece who is so cute,
actually I have more than one cute great niece, but McK gets this vest.

Planned knitting 1
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Kathi’s shawl needs to be done by the end of February when she comes to CA for a visit.
I’m on chart C, repeating row 23-28, then row 29-30, on to chart D

Planned knitting 2
Feb6 yarn along 005Shirley’s shawl is due for her birthday in March.

Planned knitting 3
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Feb6 yarn along 008This is a baby shawl. The baby is close to appearing. Knit, knit, knit. . .

Oh, my, have cast on more than I can knit?

Listening to The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.

links are to my Ravelry page

Yarn Along, A New Shawl, a Tease and a Blocking


On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s and Tami’s and 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.


I finished TWO, here is the next new shawl, Kathi’s shawl, another Summer Solstice. I really like this pattern; Thanks, Wendy.
Ravelry here


Shirley, This one is for you, starting with yarn cakes.
Ravelry here


Isn’t blocking an amazing act of love.
Ravelry here