Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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?

I began a new shawl this week.  I actually have begun, frogged, and changed yarns.  I started with a yarn that was beautiful to look at, but hard to knit with.  The more I knit the more I become persnickety about the feel.  And I am learning that 100% merino does not feel the same in every yarn.  This is Leche, a merino, milk protein, and silk blend.  It is soft and easy on the hands.  The pattern is the Arroyo shawl.  A crescent sharp, it is knit from the lace upward instead of the usual top down.  So 241 stitches are cast on to begin.

Yesterday's post premiered new yarn acquired over the last few days.  The sweater I chose is a simple one.  This is going to be car knitting so I don't want a complicated pattern.  

Reading this week is at a stalemate.  I haven't made a library run yet.

Linking up with Ginny!!!


  1. Merino, milk, silk - that sounds very lovely! And the milk shake rose is a beautiful colour!

  2. Cute color! I love that it matches the drawstrings! :)

  3. What a delicate pink. And it looks so soft. Car knitting most definitely needs to be simple!!

  4. A delightful shade of pink and totally agree knitting in the car needs to be simple.

  5. love these! just catching up with things! so glad you were able to see KJ and 9P again; so glad you have had such good friends in your life; it is a blessing to have this! Glad you are here!! Thought of you often as I was at a wedding and your bag was my most elegant purse + holder of my small knitting project :)

    1. Hope all is well! I love that YOU love your bag. Maybe time for a second?

  6. you and I are two peas in a pod with the new shawl thing going. I'm sure you will finish before me, since I'm rarely knitting these weeks! But soon I will have miles of time :) Love the yarn and the color :)

  7. That merino, silk, milk yarn sounds AMAZING.