Yarn Along


This week I am reading The Help and The Dirty Life.  Both books are really really good.  I am glad that I have two great books going on at the same time.  For knitting I am working on my Swallowtail Shawl.  I am on Chart three and each row is taking longer and longer because the shawl is getting wider.  This shawl has been a tiny challenge when I make a mistake or drop a stitch.  The yarn is slick because of the alpaca content.  I have learned not to quit mid row!  Below is a close up of the Swallowtail.  That gorgeous gold cotton yarn is going to be this pattern.  I am winding it into a ball this morning.  The yarn is sticky so it is taking longer than I thought.  My "swift" is two chairs back to back.  I think I see a possible future Christmas gift for me :)

I can honestly say that I haven't been knitting much.  We have been swamped with high school band, prom, band banquet and tonight the academic banquet.  Everyday there is something going on the calendar!  Just think in three months there will be nothing on the calendar.  I look forward to the quietness and slowness of the fall but I know I will miss my kids very much when they are off at their universities.


Please go over to Ginny's blog~Small Things and see what others are knitting and reading!  It is always lots of fun.

Comments

  1. I love it and the yarn you are using is beautiful. I showed my husband and told him that I wanted to knit something in the same color. He now knows what to buy as he is getting to be quite the expert in the yarn store!

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  2. Even in those seasons of life when we are busy, busy, busy it is so nice to be able to pick up a project and just get a few stitches in, isn't it?

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  3. Love the swallowtail! The Dirty Life has been mentioned a couple of times now ... guess I'm really going to have to read that...

    Enjoy1

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  4. i think you'll be glad you stuck out the swallowtail - it's such a pretty shawl! and i've read and enjoyed both of those books - hope you're enjoying them too.

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  5. Your knitting is looking great. The books sound good as well, been thinking about buying The help for a while :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  6. Lovely gold yarn! I loved, loved The Help.

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  7. How are you enjoying The Help? We read it for book club a while back and I really enjoyed it!

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  8. I really enjoyed The Dirty Life - it's funny to see how many people are reading it this week!
    Beautiful shawls - both in progress and in queue!

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  9. Beautiful knitting, and I love the golden yarn. :)

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  10. Both shawls are such pretty patterns! Both books are on my to read list. Fun things you have going on there in the midst of the busyness of life!

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  11. Okay, tell me where you wear your shawls. So many pretty patterns, but I've never worn one before.
    And glad you have some good reads!

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  12. I really liked reading The Help - such a well woven story that kept me up late, late into the night ... just to find out what happen next. and next.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you have a good evening.

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  13. Oh, I love it! I love the pattern (just added it to my favorites...), I love the yarn... I can't wait to see how it turns out when you are finished! (I love the gold yarn as well...)

    I hope you love The Dirty Life as much as I did... xo

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  14. I am reading The Dirty Life--I was worried that I would not finish in time to get it back to the library but I started it last night and it looks to be a page turner.

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  15. I think the gold yarn is going to be lovely in that shawl, I like that pattern in the solid colors best...

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  16. I don't know if I'd ever seen the pattern you were working on for the shawl. It's stunning! I can't wait to see more of it. I hope you enjoy The Help. I read it several months ago and I couldn't put it down.

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  17. I really love the gold yarn. So beautiful!

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  18. I really like this shawl pattern a lot...I have it queued, the yarn all ready to go. I can't wait to see how yours turns out in this beautiful yarn. (Your ravelry project page is amazing, by the way. I am so inspired by it!)

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  19. I think I have the Swallowtail Shawl in my queue. Yours is coming out beautifully.

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