Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::


This week I have been on a knitting binge. I am continuing work on Miss E's pink sweater, I started work on this shawl, Dinner in the Eiffel Tower, and I picked up some yarn to knit my long time friend and sorority sister a sweet little sweater for her little one that is due in October. This is my first shawl and I am really excited about it. I am knitting with Madeleine Tosh DK and it is amazing. I don't have any pictures up because there isn't much to show this week. It is a really lovely pattern. 

Sadly, I gave up on Inferno by Dan Brown. I really wanted to love his book but it just seemed to drag and I was really disappointed in the topic. On the flip side, I got to start a new book, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. I instantly want to snatch a few moments of reading whenever I can. 

Finally, the Josephine Scarf! My first pattern and creation in the world of knitting! I am excited to share this pattern with you. Just click on the tab above labeled " Knitting Patterns ". Any feedback is welcome because I am a newbie and need help writing and deciphering patterns. 

I hope you enjoy! 



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16 comments:

  1. Your new project is going to be beautiful! I'm also knitting a shawl with MadelineTosh only mine is a hitchhiker. Your scarf turned out gorgeous! I'm adding it to my queue. :) I just published a free pattern, too -- also my first. Happy knitting, ~Lisa

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  2. congrats on the pattern! I know what it takes to get it on paper. I rarely give up on a book but it is liberating isn't it??? Glad you did and now are reading something worthy.

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    1. It was liberating to toss the book aside because usually I don't but why waste my time reading something I really don't like.

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  3. I love that shade of pink you're using and that you were brave enough to say what you thought of the Dan Brown book!

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  4. lovely scarf!!! congrads on your first pattern!!! Your other two knits are lovely and that pink yarn ~ love it! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. I really love the pink yarn you are using! May I ask what the yarn is?

    Also- life is too short to read books that you don't like. I never used to put down books I didn't like, but have gotten over that in the last few years.

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    1. The yarn is Loops & Threads (Michael's Brand) "Impeccable" Soft Rose. An inexpensive washable brand but it was so pretty I couldn't resist.

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  6. I love your Josephine scarf! I loved Little Women too, and could definitely see Jo wearing that :)

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  7. your scarf looks lovely! bummer about the book, we have a copy but my oldest son is reading it at the moment.
    and i love the sweater you are working on, such a great shade of pink.

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  8. Beautiful scarf! I will have to check that out. I just got Inferno from the library - how sad that it was disappointing! His others really just pulled you in, I'm hopeful this one would too.

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  9. Ohh, I cannot resist some MadTosh! I tend to knit (and cast on) in binges, too!

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  10. I'm DEFINITELY looking forward to the completion of your Eiffel Tower shawl. Now, I have another pattern to put in my Ravelry favorites; your Josephine scarf.

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  11. Congratulations on the pattern. The scarf looks lovely on you :)

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  12. Your scarf is really lovely. I like that it is smaller with just the right amount of fancy stitching to be special... very nice!

    Blessings, Debbie

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