Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Yarn Along

 


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Joining Ginny of Small Things



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Oh, how I wish  I had something exciting to report about my knitting progress. But alas, no such luck. It has been a week where other things and people have needed my attention and time. I have had friends going through rough patches in their lives who needed a shoulder to cry on and babies to nuture.  AND... I am a terribly slow knitter. I know I will get these things done in time for Christmas but it will just take a while. I have been trying to knit one dishcloth per week for myself. It is a nice little project and a quick knit. I am using really happy colors to brighten my kitchen cleaning time. ( I love to cook but hate to clean up the mess). I am really on the last leg of the Milo Sweater and the Heirloom Baby Sweater is sitting and waiting for me to brave the final section. I decided to knit myself a seed stitch cowl since we are traveling up north. I wanted something warm to wear. Hopefully, next week I'll have something exciting to report!


On a completely scatter brained note, do you ever feel like knitting heals problems in your life or that of others? I kind of feel like if I take all my burdens and those I hear from others and put them into my needles I can just knit it away. 


I am reading Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. I love it! I love the plot and setting. Mr. McEwan does not disappoint. I am still looking through my Holistic Herbal Book. Very Interesting. 


 


What are you knitting and reading? 



11 comments:

  1. I love the color of that Milo! What yarn is it?
    Isn't 'The New Holistic Herbal' wonderful? I found a copy at my aunt's yard sale a few months ago & am also slowly going through it. xo

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  2. What great 'rich' colours you are knitting!
    I love making Milo's, I've done a few different motifs, which one are you doing?

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  3. I so agree with you about the knitting as a heal-all. It has helped me through many a rough month this last year. It seems that as soon as I pick up my needles, I find my centre and everything else falls into place :)
    Enjoy.
    x

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  4. I am very interested in herbal healing and that book looks good.
    Enjoy your trip.

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  5. i feel that way about knitting as well. some days it is a healing balm to all my worries/problems.
    the yarn you are using is lovely!

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  6. knitting has always been a very inexpensive form of therapy. I think it's quite meditative. I always feel calm while knitting :) I hope you get more time to knit in the weeks coming up! Love the purple!!

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  7. I always enjoy McEwan's books - he packs so much into so few pages!

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  8. I feel the same way about my knitting - both how it is going slowly (and frustrating)and that it is wonderfully theraputic :) The colors you are working with are gorgeous.

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  9. Oh those colors are amazing, please share what yarn and color way they are. Yes, I to feel that knitting is therapeutic.

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  10. Beautiful shades. That deep plum lends itself so well to that seed stitch. Lovely!

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  11. Thank you! Thank you! These kind words will surely see me through these projects. The yarn on the Milo sweater is Cascade 220 100% Peruvian Highland Wool- Concord Grape and the Seed Stitch Cowl is Lion Brand Thick and Quick- Eggplant.

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