Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::






I am on the last section of my KAL mystery shawl that I started back in January. It is really exciting to see it taking shape and it is my first lacework shawl. There are a few imperfections but I can't wait to block it and wear it. I am finishing out a baby sweater for little guy also. I have some buttons to attach and a small addition to put on the corner. He won't wear it until the fall. I found a shawl that I had started last year but put away after I became pregnant because I was sick. I am going to pick it up and finish it soon. 

I have been on a reading break this week. After I finish a really good book ( The Movement of Stars) I have to just leave reading for a bit and digest the book I read. I can't jump from one book to the next. I am a bit late since April is almost over but I picked the Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth at the library. I am hoping to enjoy a poem or two each day and maybe try my hand at some poetry writing. I also started reading Cooked by Michael Pollan. He is one of my favorite non-fiction writers. I love how he thinks about food and eating. 

We are off to the Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend. Only 2 more days! 

Joining Ginny of Small Things

13 comments:

  1. Your shawl looks beautiful. I call the imperfections "Signature Rows" :) Have fun at the festival. It is the first time in a LONG time I am not going. I am so sad about it :( Have fun for me!

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    1. "Signature Rows" I like that! I hope that the rain leaves and it dries out before this weekend!

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  2. Lace knitting is so much fun isn't it? You have this blob, then you block it and it opens into this masterpiece. I am looking forward to seeing your shawl.

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    1. Thank you. I was worried for awhile because it looks like a blob right now but I know it will just take a little blocking.

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  3. spend lots of money at the festival!!! Can't wait to see what you purchase :) Love your knitting and yay for being nearly finished.

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    1. "spend lots of money" words that make my husband shutter. haha! I am pretty excited about it.

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  4. I want to see when it is done! Love the color!

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  5. I want to see it too! Lovely... really great color.

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  6. Gorgeous shawl, can't wait to see it when it is finished. Love the colour.

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  7. Kathleen, here's a link to the site where the pattern I'm cross stitching came from... http://kincavelkrosses.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/posey-pink-and-orange-colourway/

    if you follow this one, there are other free patterns too... http://kincavelkrosses.wordpress.com/tag/freebies/

    happy stitching!

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