Yarn Along



Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great week this week.  I am always stunned when Wednesday rolls along, seems like the days are just flying by for me.

I finished Rilla of Ingleside and it really is one of the best out of the series (a total of eight books).  I think I liked this one most because WWI breaks out and there is a lot of heart ache experienced by the heroine.  A crisis seems to make the characters more realistic for me.  So I have finished the series and I'm happy to report I am back to reading contemporary fiction.  I started The Kitchen House last night and so far it's interesting.  I am not too far into the story line so my opinions are newly developing.

My Periwinkle Frost Shawl has been my number one focus the past week.  I finished chart A and started chart B which is not a very long chart to knit.  I wish I could explain why I am so into this project.  Let's just say it brings me great joy to sit and knit a few rows here and there.  My other project is my Hawthorne Cardigan.  I work on this when watching TV.  Stockinette knitting and TV watching go hand in hand to ward off boredom and to minimize errors.  I would hate to frog the shawl because of my mistakes.  I finished the raglan increasing, divided off the sleeves and have joined the body.  So there is only some simple waist shaping in my near future.

Joining Ginny at small things

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  1. I think the best ones are the ones you can't explain :) They're just for the joy of it.

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  2. Beautiful projects, I love the picture.

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  3. Karen, your knitting is so very beautiful! All I can think of is how delicate and feminine it looks; it will be so lovely to wear. You really do inspire me to improve what I do! Have a great yarn along day.

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  4. The colour of your shawl is so gorgeous, looks like it'll be stunning and cosy when it is done :)

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  5. Lovely shawl! I think the cool thing about shawl knitting is the very visible progress as you work through the charts, as compared to a sweater where your progress often only shows up as "inches knit" and often doesn't feel like progress.

    I have to have a stockinette project for t.v. watching too. :)

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  6. That shawl is gorgeous! I'm curious about that book you are reading...

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  7. Love the shawl...it will be a real "go to" item when finished!!! Just downloaded the kitchen house (audible) but haven't started it yet. Maybe we can read along together and compare notes!

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  8. The colors in that picture are just perfect for today.

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  9. The kitchen house is on my "to read" list. It's pages and pages long.

    Love your shawl. I am always in awe of the things you make.


    Emily, my oldest and I, are taking a crochet lesson with a lady at the fiber shop about a half hour away. Mother/daughter one on one.

    I AM SOOO EXCITED!

    Have a great week! January 18th already, wow!

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  10. The kitchen house is on my "to read" list. It's pages and pages long.

    Love your shawl. I am always in awe of the things you make.


    Emily, my oldest and I, are taking a crochet lesson with a lady at the fiber shop about a half hour away. Mother/daughter one on one.

    I AM SOOO EXCITED!

    Have a great week! January 18th already, wow!

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  11. I try to keep simple knitting for 'watching' tv too - actually I listen to the majority of it and look up once in awhile. The shawl is so delicate looking. That book...I've heard that title from somewhere before. There are so many good book recommendations that the titles all swirl together in my head. Really need to write them down.

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  12. That shawl is so lovely, both in color and pattern. I can't wait to see it completed!

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  13. I always love to see what you're knitting and reading :-)

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  14. That Periwinkle Frost Shawl is stunning. You're such a great knitter. Love the Hawthorne pattern too!

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  15. Your shawl is beautiful and so delicate looking. Can't imagine how long it takes to knit with such thin yarn but it is gorgeous.

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  16. I'm really curious about the book. I haven't heard about it yet.
    We lived in an old summer house on the beach that had a separate kitchen that was almost like a house. Hmmm... I need to go and look this up. Thanks!

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  17. Beautiful, delicate stitches. I'm sure your shawl is going to look stunning. Intrigued by your book.

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  18. Mm I do love the delicate stitches of your shawl.

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  19. That periwinkle frost is fantabulous! I just love your knitting!
    xo,
    Ang (peach coglo)

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  20. I just love the detail in your knitting - beautiful.

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  21. Wow! That is very pretty knitting and the color is lovely. warm wishes, Kerri.

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  22. I love the shawl! It's really beautiful. I want to read that book... I can't wait to hear your opinions.

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  23. Love this shawl...so delicate and sweet! Thanks for the book recommendation - let us know how it is once you get further into it.

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  24. You're on a knitting roll! I'm still loving the color of your sweater!

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  25. i love that your knitting is so deeply gratifying, it all looks beautiful karen. you are so fast!

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  26. Oh I love Rilla too! She is one of the best characters, but everyone of the books endeers another character to me!

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  27. simple waist shaping. HAH!
    ...knitting anything beyond a straight scarf gets me confused!

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  28. The shawl is gorgeous!!! Well done you! If you like stories circa WWI, have you checked out Downton Abbey on PBS? Not a book - I know - but a great show!

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  29. The shawl looks beautiful! I am going to check out the Rilla series and your new book sounds good as well, thanks for the ideas.

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  30. L.M. Montgomery is one of my favourite writers ever and one of the homes she lived in is not far from here, which I think is so cool! Anne's House of Dreams was my favourite, I think.
    I love your knitting - the colours you are using are divine.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Your shawl looks beautiful. I am hoping to knit myself one sometime this year. I am a bit intimidated! lol. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  32. so how was kitchen house? i'm waiting on it from the library...

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