Yarn Along


My knitting has been quite eventful!  I decided to start another Christmas present.  This one is for my favorite aunt in the whole wide world.  She admired my shawl that I knit for my sister which I blogged about here.  So the yarn is the same but I wanted to knit a different pattern.  I chose the Live Oak Shawlette from the fall issue of Knitscene.  I am hoping I can make it a little bit bigger.  

On my other knitting news I completely ripped out my tea leaves cardigan and restarted it.  My decision came about quickly and yesterday I blogged about that.... it was sort of sad but necessary.  I am finished with the gathers at the top and hopefully I will be more pleased with the fit the second time around.  At dinner yesterday my husband said "maybe you should knit it right the first time".......yes!!  I should!!

My reading has been all about Anne of Ingleside.  This book is by far the one with the most tribulations in Anne's life.  She has an aunt living with her in the beginning who is very unkind.  The middle of the book has been adventures of her various children.  I haven't finished the book yet and was really hoping to this past weekend.  I only have two more books in the series--I only own one of them.  The last book is on my ipod touch and I do not know if my eyes can take that kind of reading.  

I also have been reading various knitting magazines to get ideas for some Christmas present knitting.  I really haven't stumbled across a specific pattern yet that I HAVE to make but I sure do enjoy looking at the photos and getting some general ideas.  

It has rained so much here the past day!  My husband had to drain the pool last night at midnight for fear of it overflowing.  I remember during July we had to shut off the top skimmer because of lack of rain and water.  We hope to shut the pool up sometime this week. (we meaning that I help with the pool cover, he does the rest)

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  1. Yarn along is so brilliant, I've definitely got a Christmas gift project idea today from http://loritimesfive.blogspot.com/

    I think I'll make it for one of my friends who has a little girl, for a bedroom... or maybe I'll make two!

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  2. What a very lucky aunt to have you for a niece! I adore that purple, but then I love all the yarns you use! I need to check out the pattern you are using. I am doing another shawl too and have plans for two more,but not sure I can stand to make them all the same ;).xx

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  3. Maybe I should do it right the first time is always my problem :) Trouble is I tend to learn by messing up... I mean doing ;-)

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  4. Husbands make such useful comments sometimes! Oh, and I'm very impressed you're knitting Christmas presents already. It's spring here and I'm still working on my goddaughter's winter hat and scarf!

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  5. I love the color of your yarn and the pattern looks very interesting. Lucky aunt!

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  6. I am just totally in love with that purple...

    I just read your tea leaves post from yesterday, and OH...my heart lurched reading about ripping out a whole month's worth of knitting...but I'm glad you are casting on again... xo

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  7. Your aunt will LOVE that shawl, especially in that beautiful purple.

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  8. That purple is so pretty, I bet your aunt will be over the moon with the shawl you make :)

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  9. Such a good idea to start gathering Christmas knitting ideas. Rainy here, too...perfect knitting weather :) Lovely purple yarn, by the way!

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  10. pretty purple yarn! the christmas knitting bug is battling the baby knitting bug here.

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  11. You are the BEST niece!! What a beautiful pattern, and beautiful yarn... Can't wait to see this one. Especially if you can make it bigger. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  12. That comment from your hubby is SO much like something mine would say, too! But we still love them. ;-)

    I am so sorry about frogging the sweater. I hope the changes help this time.

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  13. So sorry about the frogging event. But some patterns just need to be restarted in some way. That purple is very intense.

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  14. or is it a different one....hmmmmm

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  15. Oh wow that will be such a pretty shawl, that purple is absolutely yummy!

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  16. We have been having monsoons here lately too. I love that color. I think your favorite aunt will be pleased! Sorry about your tea leaves cardigan; I am sure it will all be fine in the end!
    xo,
    Ang

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  17. Sorry about your Tea Leaves Cardigan. I just hate frogging like that. :( But I'm sure it will turn out even better now! I've read several blogs today that are speaking about holiday gift making and I'm getting a little bit anxious! It just can't be getting close to that time already!!

    ~Cynthia
    bramblberriesintherain.com

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  18. That shawl is going to be beautiful! Another Christmas present? I'm just about starting to contemplate them, so I'm on the right track! :)
    I hope your second tea leaves will be more successful! Happy knitting..

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  19. So sorry to hear about your sweater! I can relate... ripping and starting again seem to be the themes of my knitting life right now. But! Doing it right will pay off in the end, for both of us!

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  20. I've finally jumped on the bandwagon and started reading Anne of Green Gables. I'm happy to know that the story is still interesting as the series goes on!

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  21. the pattern for the shawl is beautiful! so sorry you had to rip out the cardigan...that just scares me to start a project that big! especially as time is not on my side for knitting...hope it goes better the second time!

    :)
    jen

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  22. A very pretty shawl pattern! I love your yarn choices.

    I really should go one afternoon to the bookstore and just look at all the knitting magazines. It's something I haven't done since I was in Delaware and I miss nosing through them. Plus, all those wonderful fall and winter knit patterns are coming out I bet.

    It's been a damp and dreary day here. Interesting start to fall indeed!

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  23. there is alot of knitting going on! it all sounds lovely (except for the frogging) but even that is okay, i bet you'll be happy to get it right. what a sweet gift for your aunt!

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  24. What a great gift! Poor Tea Leaves...Husbands can be so helpful when it comes to knitting...

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  25. Beautiful purple yarn, a shawlette sounds the perfect christmas pressie..........shawlettes for christmas, now there's another idea, thanks for the inspiration.

    lily x

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  26. Hmm - I haven't even started my tea leaves yet, and it was supposed to be a christmas gift. Don't think so now¬! I love your purple shawl, and look forward to seeing it in it's full glory - luck aunt.
    I never read past the first Anne book - maybe a nice snuggly Winter read. xx

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