Yarn Along



Good morning to all of you!  I am so excited to participate this week in the yarn along because .....drumroll....I have a different book in the photo!  I know, I know, you are all just shocked that I finally finished Rainbow Valley from the Anne series.  It was good and I did read it a very very long time ago.  The plot kept feeling vaguely familiar.  The ending jarred my memory and when I finished it I thought "I read that before!!!"

So I am taking a break from the Anne series, I only have one more to read and my only version is on my ipod touch :(  I am not in any real hurry to read the eighth book in the series anyways.  My book, The Distant Hours is by Kate Morton who wrote The Forgotten Garden which I read earlier in the year and enjoyed it from beginning to end.  So when I saw this book a month ago I had to buy it.  I just started it so I cannot opine as of yet.

My knitting is also moving along.  I blogged yesterday about my tea leaves cardigan which is finished!! Gosh I just love it and wish it was cold enough to wear it....and dry enough to wear it.  Yesterday it was still slightly damp from blocking.  I might just have to knit this pattern up again one day.  It was such fun. In the photo above is my favorite Aunt's Christmas gift.  I am on chart A and so far this is a really nice knitting project.  The stockinette area was a bit tricky in keeping track of the increases.  I could have used stitch markers but then that would have taken away the fun of chanting.  Of course my dear husband loves to call out random numbers to see if I will mess up.....and yes I do !

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is knitting and reading this week at Ginny's blog Small Things 

Comments

  1. I love the color you're using for your Aunt's gift! The pattern is quite pretty.

    Looking forward to hearing your review of your new read!

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  2. I have had The Forgotten Garden on my wish list for awhile now and really need to move it to my cart. I am curious to see how you like this book.
    Your husband sounds like he would get along wonderfully with mine!
    I have a cold front headed my way and I think you do too. Maybe you will be able to wear your cardigan this weekend!

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  3. Oh the cardigan is gorgeous...so perfectly Autumn. And I love the colour of your Auntie's shawl. Beautiful!

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  4. I've read both of Kate Morton's books--you're going to just LOVE Distant Hours!

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  5. Oh - my husband does the same thing! (Drives me nuts…)

    I love the yarn and the pattern you are using for your aunt's gift. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is finished! You do such lovely work; I'm jealous… xo

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  6. You are such a quick knitter. The tea leaves are done? Wow! This is such lively color. I like your title for the pattern.

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  7. Funny, I have got to the end of books and realised in the last few pages that I'd read them before ;) My mum thinks this is crazy behaviour, but I read a lot (or at least, I did before I started knitting!)

    Love the colour of the yarn you're using for your Aunt's gift

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  8. I gotta learn how to read charts. Love that purple. Where did you get your stitch markers? They are beautiful. Did you make them?
    xo,
    Ang

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  9. Congrats on finishing the book and the cardigan! I love that kind of progress! Your auntie's gift looks lovely so far....nice and bright!

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  10. That purple is lovely. I love the slight variation in color. Beautiful!

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  11. Your Tea Leaves Cardigan turned out so perfectly! I wish I had time to make one for myself before the end of fall. Your Christmas gift is lovely and in such a beautiful color. Your aunt will be so happy.

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  12. Lucky Auntie!! Love that shade of purple (if it's showing accurate), so vibrant.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  13. It is a beautiful colour - what are husband's like? Have to go off and look at that book now - i am not really a fiction reader, so don't keep up with the new reads. xxx

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  14. my husband does the same thing! or we're watching a movie and i'm counting in my head and he's asking questions about the movie. gah!!!

    can't wait for your opinion on the book! i've read her other book and this is in my stack of to-read books.

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  15. Love that purple! I'm curious about that book...I'll be checking back to see how it goes.

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  16. My daughter, Sara, and myself are sitting here drooling over both your mustard colored sweater and your current project as well....one day I will be that good! Baby steps right??? Congrats on a such a fine sweater! I am officially jealous. After the month of October, I will have taken more classes and will begin to think of such amazing projects!

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  17. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. Also, thank you for the encouragement!!! I love the yarn color that you have chosen for your new project!!!

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  18. those husbands. always messing up the knitting for us. ; )
    Lovely pic with all the colors matching and all.
    XO

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  19. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments :) The stitch markers were made by my lovely sister!

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  20. Love the tea leaves cardigan. It's one of my favorites when I see it around. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I'm working on the sweater on the front cover of New England Knits. I really like the pattern so far. After this I have my eye on the bag page 33 and vest page 137.

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  21. Sounds like our husbands have something in common there. ;)

    I read that book and really enjoyed it...although now I can't remember anything about it. It's all jumbled up with the 13th Tale in my head...

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  22. Love the colour of your yarn. It goes so well with your book cover too! :)

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  23. The cardi is beautiful & what a lovely generous gift!

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