Yarn Along – I Love Knitting

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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.

May 22 whippoorwill, missedWhippoorwill is finished and around Miss Shirley’s shoulders.
May 14 progress 005This cowl is coming along well.

May 22  kal 002
  Mystery Minerva KAL

I had to restart several times,
then when I finally kept a correct stitch count
and enough rows,I could finally read my knitting
and see when I goofed.
I’m on clue 1, knitting the short rows.
May 22 counting how I count stitches then wrap & turn

May 22  kal 005Juego Mystery KAL,  knitting clue 2

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Just finished reading ‘Love Anthony’ by Lisa Genova.
I highly recommend it – theme autism.
This is the third book I’ve read by Genova like them all.

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You will find other neat knitting projects and books for your list to read – here.

Yarn Along – This and That

April 16 001Our Rv is to the left of this flower bed, our good neighbor down the path.

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.

Just two sides of this Granny Square and short enough pink to finish those rounds. Buying one more skein today. Finish the pink, 2 rounds of green and one row of green shells and it is done.

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Two knitted hot pad dishcloths finished; on to the owner this afternoon.

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16 more rows done on this Gratitude KAL, I like it

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Whippoorwill needs just half a row left to bead and then bind off with a crocheted loop, crochet 2 together, chain 5. . .

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With two projects almost done, I couldn’t resist. Another Mystery KAL, Laura Nelkin’s Juego. I have tried to do two of her mysteries. I started Kinetic, but was way beyond my abilities, then when I saw the pictures of finished shawls, I knew it wasn’t my style, so wasn’t very disappointed. The second KAL I was knitting well, but slowly – seeing the pictures knew again it wasn’t my style so didn’t finish it. I’m hoping I like this one.

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Come see what you’ve been missing at Ginny’s   Yarn Along and   at Tami’s  WIP
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Chatting on the Deck

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“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.

What did you do for Easter?

My day was blest, but low key.
Easter morning worship service,
Lunch with youngest daughter at Garcia’s,
a little time on the computer, some knitting, a nap
and attended the evening Easter program presented by the Young Married class.
The young children sang so cute, much singing and a pantomime skit.
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My heart is full of thanks.

How bad were you with candy or treats? (On a scale of 1-10. 1 being good, 10 being sugared up)

I was a 1 – shock —   no candy on Easter, but I did pick up a bag of marked down almond M&M’s on Monday. It’s almost empty.

What’s one of the first things you’d like to do when you have consistent spring temperatures?

I love to sit on my deck wrapped in a shawl for my devotions and then knit a while.

How are you at gift buying?

My favorite gift is one I have made, either a quilt or a knitted/crocheted item
Mar 12 granny square 003This is the beginnings of new little girl’s afghan, don’t you love granny squares, I do.

Do you have an projects in mind for the month of April?

I’m hoping to finish the baby afghan, Shirley’s Shawl and Deanna’s quilt this month.
I hope I don’t cast on any thing new,
no, I don’t hope that at all,

but I do hope to stay focused on these three projects.

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Yarn Along-The Bad, The Good, and a Wedding Gift

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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.

Mar 27 whippoorwill

I’m having a big problem with Miss Shirley’s shawl.
Last week I told you I had to frog a long row,
this week I reknit the long row and the count is still off…:(
Doesn’t it look innocent?

Mar 27 blanket & pillow cases 001Miss Brittany’s granny square is coming along – it’s my take-a-long knitting.

Mar 27 blanket & pillow cases 003My dear friend’s daughter is getting married in April.
I’ll just use the ivory thread for the embroidery,
to give a white on white look to go with her ivory bedding.

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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I’m reading Plague of Memory by S. L. Viehl, one of the Star Doc series.
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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.

Mar 19 whippoorwill 002

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)  

The Saga of Alpaca Sox

Once upon a time. . .
Alpaca said, “I want to be a shawl and live with Miss Shirley.”
the Knitter said, “I can help knit.”
Alpaca said, “Have you seen the pattern, Whippoorwill?”
the Knitter said, “No, but I’m a friend of Ravelry;
and I can ask her.”
So the Knitter did.
Whippoorwill was willing to come to the Knitter’s house.
the Knitter made yarn cakes.
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the Knitter found her needles and began to knit.
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A moment of decision: Should beads be added to the grey accents?
the Knitter took very little time to decide.
Off to the bead shop she went.
And found the perfect beads.
Home again, home again. . .
the Knitter changed yarn from rosy to grey
and began to add the 224 beads needed for that row.
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Time ticked on. . .
the Knitter tired. . .
put down Alpaca
and went to bed.

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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