Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Yarn Along

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Joining Ginny of Small Things








This past week I have been sorting and organizing my yarn stash and my brain has been going a million different directions with knitting projects. We found out last week that our lives might be changing in a few short months ( No, I am not pregnant...yet) and we might be living in a colder climate. I don't want to say too much because I am afraid that it will put a jinx on our abundantly good turn of fortunate. So, I have been thinking about all the warm snuggly things I want to knit for the girls and I. My husband is a simple man and only wants a hat or two. But let's face it, girls need lots of stylish knits. The first picture is of a shawl I found in one of my books and I think it would make a great spring shawl. So, I got our the yarn and I am going to wind it this week. As for my Indian Summer Shawl, it is coming along beautiful and I am loving the colors. And my cozy nook blanket is coming nicely but slowly. I do love the red contrasting with the oatmeal. 

I am starting a new book. I bought this book for my IPad but I cannot stand reading things on the computer screen. I need the weight of the book and the crisp turn of pages. We are bibliophiles in this home. I think we have about 1000 books in our home. I am not joking. I never sold back a single college textbook and that is where it started. I always thought I might need them some day. I am not sure if mothering little children requires readings of Modern Japanese History or the works of Cicero but who knows! My husband is my enabler and fellow book collector and our girls look and read books every single day. I pity the moving companies because lifting boxes of books are terribly heavy. Anyway, I am reading The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. It is a library book so it will only stay with me for a while. I have my newest Martha Stewart Living Magazine. I know a lot of people may not like her but my goodness she is clever when it comes to all things domestic. I especially love this cover because of the peonies. I can't wait until the summer and my mother's peonies bloom. They are so beautiful. 

Sorry for my ramblings today....Happy Knitting. xo. 

25 comments:

  1. lovely knits! I read that book and enjoyed it. I've been thinning out my books this year. It was getting to be too much!!

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    1. We need to thin our books but I can't bring myself to do it yet. Haha:)

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  2. The red with Oatmeal is quite pretty!

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  3. Very nice knitting projects!

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  4. I thought weird sisters was a fun book. I listened to my copy. I enjoyed it very much, hope you do to.

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    1. It seems good so far. I have been through a book dry spell lately so I hope it will keep my attention.

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  5. We're book horders...umm, collectors too :) Good luck with coming changes.

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    1. Yes, we are "collectors" too. I could start my own library. Lol:)

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  6. Ooh, I love that multicolored yarn! The colors look luxurious.

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  7. Oh! Hope things work out for the best!

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  8. I feel your pain. I have way too many books in my house, too.

    I generally donate some of them to my local library when I do a major overhaul.

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  9. such beautiful knitting going on. i love that red stripe in that white (oatmeal) looks so lovely!

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  10. I love the feel of a "real" book also and can't read on a screen. I don't keep books once I've read them, though. I'm not a re-reader.

    Colletta

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  11. how fun to be moving somewhere cold, a great excuse for some more knitting projects

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  12. oh I love the colors of your blanket......lovely! All your projects look great! happy knitting!

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  13. Such lovely knits and how exciting about the move, hope it all works out.

    We are like you with the books, both my hubby and I love them and neither of can read on a screen. We need to feel the weight of the book in our hands.

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    1. There is something about the weight of a book in your hands.

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  14. Ha yes, books are everywhere in my home, like old friends I love seeing them.

    PS-Yes, my beach photos are of Edisto, I head there or Hunting Island at least once a week.
    It's a great beach.

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    1. Agreed. We would visit Edisto quite a bit and we explored Hunting Island once. We were stationed in Charleston with the Navy. I loved that place. We are a little further south in Georgia now. Our new beach of choice is Jekyll Island. There is something about the state park beaches, natural beauty!

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    2. I love Jekyll Island, it's so pretty.
      My son in law is overseas right now defending our country,but when he returns they will all go back Hinesville, Ga. where he is stationed.

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  15. I just love the oatmeal and red combo. What yarns are used and what is the pattern?

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  16. Now homeschooling child number four I can understand the love of a real page. I read my first book on the IPad a few weeks ago and while it was easier to read in bed after husband was asleep, no more fighting with the book light and pages so they didn't wake him, I still missed the feel of the book. We've recently found out that child number four is legally blind with her glasses so I have already started filling the shelves with Braille /text for her. I think the reason for my deep grief after the diagnosis, all the shelves of books she might never read. I love the knit work. Visiting from yarn along.

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