Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?


 
The Lace Braid Blanket lacks only the top border of 10 rows of garter stitch. As much as I love knitting for grand babies, I am ready to be finished with this one.  Baby blankets have been my life the last few years and a little selfish knitting is rearing its head. It will be beautiful and once blocked, almost twice its length and width.

 

I didn't take the blanket with me on our trip.  I wanted a project that would not be cumbersome to carry around and it was a good choice.

You might remember I had started The Aranami Shawl from Knit Picks Cotton to see how the sizing was going to be.  I took the Blue Sky Alpaca I had purchased in Michigan and began the shawl on this trip.  It turned out to be the perfect tote along project.




Don't you just love it! There are two more colors to add and then I shall see how the alpaca affects me.  This may end up being gifted.

I seem to have a little bit of startitis. As soon as I got home I cast on for a pair of socks.  Not sure why as it was quite warm in New Brunswick, but maybe just anticipating the fall.


This is a Mad Tosh yarn but I don't have a ball band to give you info.  It will be The Rivercat Socks.  It looks to be a very similar colorway and I really need a neutral sock.

And then tonight I plan on casting on the Haruni Shawl.  Today was a big Grandmother decision for me and the story on the pattern touches on grandmothers.  Seemed appropriate. The yarn is from Little Green Finch, a one of a kind  from Austin.  I picked this up on my last trip to see my daughter. Guage Knits was the shop. There is 600 yards in this skein!


Reading is variable and always there are stacks of books.  Tuesday is my library day so this is what I came home with today.


Not sure where I will begin, but lots of choices!

Thank you Ginny for providing this wonderful link up!  It is the highlight of my week!

28 comments:

  1. The blanket is lovely, really beautiful! I also love your other projects. I'm glad for the reminder to get to the library - I need to, great selections you've got there!

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    1. Thank you! Did we miss our date to get together?

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  2. So many beautiful projects you have going on!

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  3. As a new grandmama, I am just beginning my journey into baby knits once again. Your baby blanket is beautiful!

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  4. I LOVE your blanket and that will be one happy baby! I know what you mean about wanting to knit for yourself. I've got to finish the current projects first before I can finish my sweater. It's too hot right now to think about a sweater!

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  5. Oh my goodness so many beautiful projects! I love the Haruni shawl! The baby blanket is so pretty. All you projects look fantastic. Selfish knitting is sometimes the best!

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  6. it's going to be a beautiful blanket! been thinking of you! Blessings as you knit through things... God is with us...

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  7. Beautiful projects. The construction of that shawl looks very interesting. Looking forward to seeing the FO.

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  8. Just wanted to say how beautiful the baby blanket turned out - what a blessing for your grandchild.

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  9. I love that blanket! It turned out beautifully. I am expecting twins so I have to pick two blanket patterns ... I will have to look for that one. :)

    Aranami is on my "to knit someday" list. :)

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    1. It is in 60 Quick Baby Blankets book. Twins! Wow! Maybe pick one pattern and knit 2 at a time?

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  10. I love the shawl. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  11. Your cables are just lovely, and so is the color. I am looking forward to the finished shawl product.


    I am just peeking in on everyones progress this Wednesday. I should be working on my Grocery bag rug...yes frugal me is knitting with plastic bags.
    Keep on Knitting.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie - The Handmade Homemaker

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    1. They aren't cables and that is what is so fun! Just knits and purls! I have mop yarn to make rugs with! Love it!

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  12. I love that blanket pattern! I loved Animal, Vegetable, Miracle even though I didn't 100% agree with the author on everything.

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    1. I'm only into Chapter 2. Skipped a lot of Chapter 1.

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  13. ok. that lace braid blanket is SMASHING! I love it! What a lucky grand baby.

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  14. Fern Michaels, another author I haven't read in a while. So good to see what everyone else is reading ~ my list gets longer and longer! And the knitting? Wonderful! That baby blanket is beyond beautiful.

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  15. All of your WIPs looks lovely! I love especially the texture of your blanket. Shawls are great for travelling: last summer I crocheted a shawl, this year I am going to knit one during our summer vacation :)

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