Yarn Along – Re-Knits and Gifts

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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 wish wasn’t as I wished!
nove 6  redo 001It wasn’t as full as I like.
My favorite yarn shop, Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts’
(be sure to visit if you are ever in the Sacramento area) guru
suggested adding a wedge panel to each front edge.
he adding has begun.

Gingko Crescent was a disappointment also,
not the pattern but my tight knitting;
which I find strange because I usually knit very loose.
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So frogged, and began again with larger needles,
being conscious of my tension and adding beads.

Susie’s Coffee I LOVE IT!
oct 28 20131028_131647Blocking –  together now   ….ooooooooh

oct 28 20131028_131238….aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

nove 6 suzi - hugs 001and hanging on the trellis

Birthday hug from my daughter

nove 6 suzi - hugs 004Birthday in August, but just took pictures

nove 6 suzi - hugs 005I love it!
I don’t know the name of the pattern

nove 6 suzi - hugs 006It’s full and flowing and wraps around like a hug,
That’s the best kind of shawl, I think.

I been re-listening to Dee Henderson’s the O’Mallay series while knitting.

Today I’m joining Tami’ WIP (works in progress) as Ginny at Yarn along gave birth to a baby boy this week.

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Yarn Along — I Like Yarn

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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.

july 3   yarn along 006I finished this one October 9, 2013. No picture yet, it is at my daughter’s, she blocks for me. I love this pattern! I want to make me one, it is a crescent shaped half circle and wraps around me like a hug. What more can I ask for in a shawl. Ravelry link.

oct  23   my wish, ginko, new jane 006“My Wish’ started October 10. I have been very faithfully (for me) knitting on this until Tuesday until I had to babysit 3 girlies under 4 and didn’t want to try beading with six busy hands. I’m having fun with this one. Ravelry link

oct  23   my wish, ginko, new jane 009Gingko Crescent was my choice, plain knitting K2, yo, k, yo edging, BUT I,m using #5 and I think I should use #6. Decisions, decisions Ravelry link

 

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oct  23   my wish, ginko, new jane 003Do you love getting yarn in the mail?
Yarn for Jane Austin Shawl from Literary Knits.

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Yarn Along – Taking Turns

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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 past month I organized my WIPs, those presently I’m most interested in knitting, in a topless box right by my chair. I began to knit rotating from one project to another, making some progress, ripping some because stitch count was off and I couldn’t figure out where, enjoying the variety and actually finishing one (it’s a Christmas gift, don’t tell my girls they would be shocked).

The finished – Emily’s cowl – it’s not blocked so the edges are curling. I really like the way the Zauberball, blue/black shading and the Cascade Heritage silk, lime green, contrasted, yet worked together.

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I’ve spent the most knitting time on Moss Garden Shawl. I’ve started the second skein of yarn and am on the 6th repeat of eight. Looking closely today before taking a picture I found this second skein is generally lighter than the first. sigh. My quandary do I rip back and re-knit using two skeins to blend in the lighter one or just leave it? I already know the answer, I can’t leave it this way. I wanted a coffee look for a coffee loving friend and the colors will be perfect if blended.

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I think a round knitted afghan is one of the best baby gifts. I started this one in April and ‘little boy’ was a year old on June 28. My needles put up a hue and cry – that boy needs his afghan! What my needles don’t understand is that it has 104-109 for the past 5 days. I got busy on the afghan anyway and now have 7 of the 12 sections done. I take about one and a half to two hours per section, so it will be done this week, I hope.

july 3   yarn along 010Squint. . . Can’t you see the waves?

WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2013 is delightful to knit. Since I’m sharing my knitting time with others, this shawl is not as far along as I would like. Peeking at the ‘spoiler’ pictures, I’m going to love my finished shawl.

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Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen is the ‘paper’ book I’m reading. I saw this book on some one’s blog (sorry don’t remember whose), now it’s my turn to read it. I’m listening to Die Trying, a Jack Reacher story by Lee Child. Jack Reacher is all the storybook heros rolled into one.

Many knitters/readers can be found here.

Links are to my Ravelry notes.

Yarn Along – Thoughtful Impulsiveness

yarnalong_gsheller_grayOn 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.

Have you ever seen so many knitted items that say WOW!
Have there ever been so many KAL’s that tempt before resistance?
Raise your hand.
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Emily’s Cowl is on its third repeat, one more to go. No new picture
2 KALs are stalled, one I should have added a life line, now I have to rip back the hard way; the other is waiting patiently for me to settle down and work on projects in an orderly fashion.

Wendy Knits Summer Mystery Shawl is swatched.
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NEW – Moss Garden in Coffee colored Misti Alpaca
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Another friend is having another baby = another Fuss Free Blanket
I love the square center
and then just knit like I’d like around and around and around.
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I recently finishd listening to 51xs9w-9S6L._SY346_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_the third in the series. I never figure out who did it.

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