Yarn Along


Okay, so I have been casting on a lot of projects.  I just can't resist.  I have been really knitting up a storm on the periwinkle frost shawl and I am still on chart A.  I am more than half way done with the first chart and I can see my progress-I love this shawl!  My Hawthorne Cardigan has only had one or two rows added since last week.  My Sprouts Shawl is working up nicely!  I cannot stop singing the praises for Malabrigo Sock yarn-it is soft and squishy and has excellent stitch definition.  I think it is a treat to knit with for socks or for a shawl.  I also have in mind making a sweater one day out of it.

My reading this week is still Rilla of Ingleside.  It might be the best book in the series.  I am so glad that I am finally reading it. What a pleasure to observe the main character maturing during the events of World War I through her experiences.  Amazingly she is taking care of a newborn infant at fifteen years of age.  I remember babysitting a three month old when I was sixteen and it was not an easy task (for me).  I called my mom every half hour peppering her with questions about how to get the little baby to stop crying.  He must have missed his mother.

I thought I would include a photo of the the cowl I finished last week.  Before my daughter left for school I remembered to get the camera. They match her legwarmers, so when she is running she will look so "together".  Maybe she doesn't wear them together?  I'll have to ask.


Joining Ginny at small things

Comments

  1. Lots of gorgeous looking projects :) Love the colour of the green Malabrigo - so vibrant. I've yet to try Mal sock yarn but I do really want to!

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  2. All your knitting looks so pretty!

    I love that you made a cowl to match the leg warmers so your daughter won't be a fashion mistake running :)
    I have not used Malagrigo and am suppose to be doing the stash challenge, but....maybe just a few skeins?

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  3. Such wonderful colours and knits. I love that cowl!

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  4. With such pretty yarn laying around, I can understand why you've cast on so many projects! I especially love the pattern for your sprout shawl!

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  5. Oooooh! Aaaahhh! I can see why you haven't been able to resist casting on multiple projects!! Your daughter's cowl is wonderful. I know she will enjoy wearing and feel her mom's love when she does. blessings ~ tanna

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  6. Wow, so much exciting knitting happening. The cowl looks fab!

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  7. WOW!!! Your pictures today look just like a breathe of spring!!! SO very very pretty!!! In such a true knitter style...many casts. :)

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  8. Wow - all of your knitting project are beautiful...but my favorite is the periwinkle shawl...so delicate and the color is gorgeous. One day I hope to be able to knit like that.....

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  9. That Cowl is so beautiful i had to run over to ravelry and put in it my favorites!! I'm not sure which I like more the project itself or the yarn you picked for the project..lol
    Have a great week it looks like you will be busy:)

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  10. How beautiful is that cowl! All of your projects look absolutely yummy.

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  11. You are one busy lady! Sometimes I wish I could spend all day knitting save stopping for snacks. Oh wait, I can do both simultaneously. Your cowl is wonderful. Nice to see it modeled.

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  12. ahhh Anne books are such joy!
    I am in awe of your knitting!

    Love Leanne

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  13. You have such beautiful projects!

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  14. WOW....all of your projects are beautiful! I really love the cowl - the yarn color is so bright :)

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  15. Love the cowl and oh so many projects. I have a skein of Malabrigo sock that will be knit this year. I am excited.

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  16. I think the cowl is my favorite. Love the colors!

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  17. Your projects look wonderful and I really like the colors you chose.

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  18. Your picture looks like mine...I keep casting on! And I just got an email that my new yarn is on the way...time to get busy! That blue shawl is beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by the World of Wiedz.

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  19. I love your shawl! The colour is gorgeous! You are going to be one very busy woman getting all this done. Thanks for the review of the book - I need to go check that out.

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  20. That shawl looks like a fluffy blue cloud!!! Such pretty projects you have going! I love Rilla too, I read the others as a child and didn't read that until maybe a year ago.

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  21. Love your daughter's cowl. Super funky! And MY aren't you ambitious with all your other projects!

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  22. Love the cowl. It looks very similar to A Thousand Splendid Suns which I'm planning to make very soon.

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  23. I love seeing the finished cowl. Great projects (and I am falling in love with blue recently).

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  24. That's a whole lot of yarny goodness you've got going on! The finished cowl looks great--such an interesting lace pattern.

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  25. *sigh* your projects are all so drool worthy!!! Still don't know how you do so much, but I do want to knit like you when I grow up. Thanks for the offer of help with the sweater, I believe I will probably take you up on that. I almost emailed you about recs for yarn, but went with a washable wool blend (reasonably priced) in case I fail disastrously (then I won't feel guilty about wasting good yarn.) cheers!
    xo

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  26. Wow--you've been busy! Hadn't noticed the stitch pattern on the cowl before--I really like it! Glad you're enjoying Rilla--she's my favorite!

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  27. oops, just lost my last comment... the cowl looks super, I have some textured charcoal yarn earmarked for the very same ;0)

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  28. Oh! I just love the lettuce yarn! I could live in a house that color - not sure if my husband could though. He's more of an orange and red sort of guy.
    How do you pick which project to work on? My time seems so short that just deciding would take up half the time. :-)
    Have a great week!

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  29. i love the colors you are knitting...very pretty and spring-y. lots of inspiration here!

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  30. i love the colors in that cowl--so bright and cheery! i loved all of the Anne of Green Gables books so much when i was younger. happy reading!

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  31. That blue lace in your first picture is positively ethereal!

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