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 June 20, 2012

“~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?”  Ginny

This poor little shawl would be done and proudly shown in all its glory……………..but I ran out of beads~I need 25 more. Store is out! 😦

OKAY I need to knit another shawl…….right?
Wendy Knits is hosting a Summer Solstice Knit A Long. It starts today and I am trying to make up my mind about which yarn to use.

THIS

OR THIS

THIS OR THIS, THIS OR THIS , THIS OR THIS …………

To see what others are stitching and listening to click here.

I’m listening to Inkspell by Cornelia Funke and starting to read  ‘Summer Moon’, by Jill Marie Landis.

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Yarn Along, June 13, Still knitting

Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well.

This mess is a wanna be shawl – Gaia Shoulder Hug. I’ve adapted a bit hoping to make wider through the body without adding length, a first time for me. My compulsive knitting this week.

I started listening to ‘Inkheart’ bu Cornelia Funke….did you ever wish to be part of the story you were reading…..be careful what you wish for!


Go see what others are knitting here.

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Yarn Along — June 6, 2012

“~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?” this is what Ginny asks;    I’m answering. . .

Holden Shawlette is off the needles, my circular point came off the cable. the Farmer did a gluing and I’m ready to put Holden back where it belongs.

Coffee Beanz wallably is getting its pouch.

While digging in the ‘stash shed’ this Noro and pattern in its own little bag called out to be cast on – (I heard last night that with obedience comes joy) – I’m Happy! Pattern – Gaia Shoulder Hug by Anne Carroll Gilmour with Noro Silk Garden Sock, color S272, grey,black, purple, turquoise, olive green.

The Stash Shed

I’m reading Faye Kellerman’s short stories in The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights. Quick reads, humorous with a twist. While knitting I’m listening to Blue Gold by Clive Cussler.

Tami’s is a fun place to visit, too.  See you there!

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