Yarn Along, Knitting on and on, Love IT!

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.

This week, true ( can’t believe it) to my determination to finish shawls before starting more shawls. I FINISHED TWO! Pictures on Friday.

I am still knitting on and on and on and loving it.

Winter shawl is growing point by point the ruffle edging is knit first. I’ve found using a double pointed needle makes for easier knitting the back and forth short rows.

Noro is back. Remember, I ran out of beads doing the bind off. All frogged back, purchased complementary beads and binding off again. Hopefully this one will be finished by Friday, too.
Just a close up of the edging.

Muted Jazz is growing. I’ll start taking her with me again, now that Hope’s is finished. It is a great take a long and feels wonderful sliding through my fingers.

I’m reading ‘The Body Farm” by Patricia Cornwell. I like her stories, but would clean up Marino’s mouth, if I were writing it.

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If you send a quilter/knitter to Grandma’s. . .

If you send a quilter/knitter to Grandma’s. . .

she’ll have to take a sewing machine, (she has done this before)

an iron, pressing mat, rotary cutter, scissors a cutting mat
and a project over due that needs to be finished now.

She’ll also take 6 shawls in various stages of completion:
from almost there, finish ripping out the cast off and re-do with enough beads for finishing.

to just one more clue

to just two more clues

to where did I leave off on this one

to so I took this one off the needles to use for another project–now it’s on a lifeline, how do I rescue it.

to I think I’ll start this over
or not maybe just rip it out and use the yarn for ……..

this goes with me, ‘coz I can knit and I don’t have to think much,

(yep, it’s a Longerberger basket)

and a sweater to try to learn how to knit the both sleeves at one time on one long circular needle,

thinking she will get at least 3 shawls finished.

WAIT!! the quilter/knitter will only be at Grandma’s for 5 days, and there are meals to cook and the flower garden to water, and naps to take. . . . . . . . .

Joining Ginny and all the other stay at home knitters this week.

Yarn Along – Knitting at Monterey, CA

Happy July 4th to all.
We are blessed with freedom to choose.
I choose to knit.

WendyKnits’ Summer Solstice KAL started well:

then my daughters and I went to Monterey, CA for the weekend.

Emily, Margaret, Leslie (mom) and Mary

Knitting was still accomplished.

I am loving this shawl, Muted Jazz. The yarn is so soft and smooshy.

So after that brief vacation, Summer Solstice was the #1 knitting pleasure.

I have just two more rows of Clue B to do. Clue C came Tuesday so I am almost ready. One knitter added more beads to Clue C – it was a really nice touch, I have lots of beads.

Just finished listening to “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline. I really enjoyed the story line of real mother’s love. It reminded me of the story in the Bible of Solomon and the two mothers. 1 Kings 3:16-28.

Joining Tami and Ginny:


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Yarn Along, June 27 – KALs and Take A Longs

Knitting, reading, and Listening – Life is good.

Clue A of Wendy Knits Mystery KAL received on June 20. I was ready. Casting on, ripping off and casting on again. The first 8 rows of Summery Solstice Shawl completed. I liked it.

I liked it so much I had to try the shawl in ivory silk and wool. I know I can be obsessive compulsive at times. I hoping for a understated elegance with this shawl.

Since all but one of the projects I’m knitting I have sit with directions in front of me, I cast on another shawl of mindless garter stitch, I’m calling Muted Jazz. This is my to go project that I can knit on at stop lights, in parking lots, and at the Chiro’s.

I’m still listening to Inkspell by Cordila Funke and reading Driving Force by Dick Francis.

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