Yarn Along – Surf’s Up!

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

So . . . as I’m trying to get back into yarny things.
I’m working on WIP’s.

aug 17 sweet baby family
One more block of this pretty was finished last night,
3 Granny Squares DONE – 9 blocks to go!
Linking with Ravelry

How can I do yarny stuff with out starting a NEW shawl.
Thanks to whoever was working on this last week, Love it!
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Linking with Ginny

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Yarn Along – Hot Pads

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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.

A lot of Knitting and Crocheting is going on at Cozy Acres.
Whippoorwill is on the last two rows,
after a bump in the knitting about 15 rows back.
Granny square afghan is growing round by round.
I think I’ll do 1 or 2 more repeats of color;
then a scallop row in green to finish it.

A friend brought me some red and purple cotton yarn,
“Can you make dishcloths out of this?
I use them like hot pads”
April 10 hot pads I made hot pads.
Dishcloths, one each from the red and purple, are on the needles.

Re-reading On the Beach by Nevil Shute – 1963 catastrophic war – no life left on western hemisphere.
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Radioactive winds heading south scheduled to arrive in Australia in three months. Good Read.

You’ll find neat projects and good books to add to your reading list at Ginny’s

Works In Progress at Tami’s will have you checking Ravelry for patterns, I do.

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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.
skit531868_577440852274594_63678473_nWe saw the veil rent in twain as Christ died to save us from our sins.
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.
Viehl’s science fiction series is one I’ve really enjoyed.51IZiW-9EnL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_