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

May 22  kal 004

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.

April 16hot pads knitted

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. . .

April 16 whippoorwill

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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Yarn Along – One Clue at a Time


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.

After many start overs, on Friday my fingers, my brain, the yarn and Trapeze mystery clue one finally came together at the same place and the same time.

Clue two – make two more of clue one!


Six rows from the end of #1 of 2 for clue two.

Much easier the second time around.  Ravelry here.

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Yarn Along – Just one or two more, please. . .

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 is not my fault!
I was just pursuing Facebook checking in on the world and Babetta, at my FYS,
Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts, posted she was joining Nelkin Designs Blog: Trapeze Mystery KAL.
I looked, I pondered, I ordered the pattern.
This is my second mystery with Laura Nelkin. The first was way beyond my abilities, although I made a valiant effort.
She says this one isn’t as difficult.   hummmmm.


I’m using Jagger Spun, Zephyr Silk/Wool, 50% Chinese Tussah silk and 50% Merino wool, Color: Lady Slipper, lot 1147. I have two 630 yard skeins, I’ll be holding the yarn double.


I will not begin to tell you how long it took me to get to this point. I worked and worked with the wool/silk, then finally got out some worsted yarn so I could see the stitches and have something substantial with which to knit. I figured out the pattern, it wasn’t really that hard just fiddly, got my fingers retrained to work with doublepoints again and knitting is going smoother. My Ravelry project page.

I have had Cowry Shell Shawl on my to do list since I saw it in Interweave Knits Accessorues, 2011. Right after I saw the pattern I did the first 96 rows  – that makes one scallop – and liked it a lot. I wanted soft, smooshy yarn with good stitch definition.  I admit I am a yarn snob, but knitting this in Red Heart Soft, 100% acrylic, in Wine (looks Christmasy Red to me), is meeting all my expectations.  It will be such a warm cozy shawl this winter.

Looks like I’m ready to put this shawl on circular needles.
I hope I can find an empty size 6.

I’m listening to The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Deworkin.

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