Yarn Along – Climbing Out of the Bog

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.


In the two weeks since I showed you
my ‘climbing out of the knitting bog’ project;

I have not knit every day

I have added 16 rows.

16 rows doesn’t sound like much,
but I add 24 stitches for every 4-row repeat,
one row of pattern 3 rows of knitting even.
I have almost knitted 3 skeins of yarn.
At the end of the third skein
I’ll increase the size of my needles from 7 to 8
as the pattern indicates to open up the lace a little.
My wad of afghan is approximately 36 inches across
on circular needles it’s a little hard to measure.


Old shale lace

Ravelry notes


Listening to Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen.

from Fantasticfiction =
As Charlotte drew closer to the looming grey edifice that was to become her temporary home, she could not help but notice the secretive shuttered windows. Then she noticed the milkweeds….

Even a proper vicar’s daughter can make a mistake–and now Charlotte Lamb must pay a high price for her fall. To avoid the prying eyes of all who know her, she hides herself away in London’s forbidding “Milkweed Manor,” a place of mystery and lore, of old secrets and new birth.

But once there, she comes face to face with a suitor from her past–a man who now hides secrets of his own. Both are determined, with God’s help, to protect those they love. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.

Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.

Happy Knitting!

Yarn Along – 1 More Finished

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 5 finished sans and sea 001
Finished and delivered on Sunday,
the little man was not impressed,
but the parents liked it a lot.
july 5 finished sans and sea 003

This week, after finishing Sand and Surf, Wendy’s Summer Mystery Shawl grew on my needles. Now I am on the third chart, my cake of yarn has a big hole in the middle, causing me to wonder, will I have enough yarn to complete this shawl? I bought a yarn yardage measuring gadget-I forget exactly what it is called- to see if measuring will give me a clue. I’ll have to message Wendy.

I finished reading The Apothecary’s Daughter, it was a good light summer book. Now I’m reading The Silent Governess, by the same author Julie Klassen. In the car I’m listening to Under Orders by Sick Francis. I like Dick Francis’ books a lot, there is always a little twist in them.

Knitting and books – Here

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