Yarn Along


See that?  Yep, there is some sparkle in those socks.  Sometime last year I was shopping at a yarn store with my daughter and she picked out this yarn for socks.  It is definitely not something I would pick out.  However, I have to admit it is fun to be knitting with socks that twinkle-and the striping pattern is way better than I thought it would ever be.  Ravelry notes are here.  My other knitting project is the hawthorne sweater which I started in January.  I want it out of my project bag.  I am nearly done with the body of the sweater then it's on to sleeves!!  As I knit this I pretend I am knitting something for spring...Oh and I finished my Destiny shawl, maybe a big winter storm will arrive and I will wear it?  Well there is next year, I suppose.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is my current read and it is surprisingly good.  It is not your average romance novel.  There are many subplots that keep me wanting to read more about the village that he lives in.  The first couple of chapters were slow going.  But now that I'm about half way through, I like the main characters and want to know what happens.  Always a promising sign to a good book.

What are you reading and knitting?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Everyone needs a little sparkle in their knitting every once in a while. The socks look like fun!

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  2. That does look like a fun yarn to knit Karen.
    I have to say thank you again for the cowl pattern and now I am waiting for that snow storm too! What is with all this warm weather?
    Have a super yarn along day.

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  3. Sparkly socks! Oh, now I want to make some sparkly socks ;) They look so cute :)

    Wishing you speedy Hawthorne knitting!

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  4. Those will be fun socks - gorgeous colours and just the right amount of sparkling.
    Nice sweater - winter will be here soon enough.
    Enjoy the reading.

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  5. I think they look fantastic!! So sparkly and fun!

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  6. Bling on your (daughter's!) feet!! Love it. (And I LOVED seeing your cowl on Tracey this morning....wasn't that cool seeing your design made up and someone wearing it???? Congrats!)

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  7. I love the socks! I (probably) wouldn't wear them but I'd love to knit up a pair with sparkles.

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  8. the sparkle looks fab! I love self-striping yarn too, it's always a surprise how it's going to turn out.

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  9. All the women at the yarn store I knit at on Fridays *love* sparkly yarn. I think they even ordered a new brand called llama sparkle or something similar (though I've no idea if it actually has sparkles in it). I think I was made to have boys - I'm not a pink/purple/sparkle kind of girl. (:

    I do absolutely adore that brown up there, though. I've never knit with alpaca before (at least, I don't think I have). Isn't it three times warmer than wool?

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  10. I love that sock yarn! What fabulous socks they will be :)

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  11. Every girls needs a little sparkle in her life now and again. I thinks it's great. I'm working on sleeves right now as well and they are moving slowly.

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  12. Such a sweet mama knitting socks for your daughter. She will love them! Yep the weather has been weird. We are at least back to seasonal around here. Other people seem to love it but I was a bit offended by August temperatures in March. One day you will wear that fab sweater. You're just on time for next year.

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  13. I saw that book last year, but never read it. Will have to put it on my library list when I actually have more time to read. Sparkles are not my choice either, but they do make for some fun knitting. I'm sure your daughter will love them.

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  14. I like the sparkle! Those are going to make some nice socks.

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  15. Wow- sparkles! My boys have requested some strange yarn for things I knit them too. But it's good for a knitter to be diverse in her yarn choices, right?

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  16. I saw some sparkly sock yarn the last time I went shopping; I'm going to have to go back and get it. It looks like a lot of fun.

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  17. I like the sparkle! What cute socks they will be!

    I keep hearing about Major Pettigrew's Last Stand...thinking I may need to request it from the library! :)

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  18. I'm still holding out for a winter storm in April. One last good hoorah of snow!

    Sparkly socks! Love 'em!

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  19. Makes me want to break out my sparkly sock yarn and makes some more socks.

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  20. I'm on the hunt for a good book. I'll have to see if the library has this one!

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  21. what fun socks!! and the stripping is great!!

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  22. That yarn is so much fun! My daughter would love it too. :)

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  23. The stripes were not what I expected when I saw the skein. And a little bling - what is not to love :)

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  24. Sparkly socks! What could be better?!

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  25. Love the Hawthorne sweater...and the socks....maybe next year will give us a nice cold winter so we can wear all these fun items! Yesterday, we were one degree of the heat record here! It is a bummer for all these beautiful knitting projects. Happy Knitting!

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  26. the book sounds intriguing. love how you just want the sweater done. i get like that with projects too!

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  27. Sparkly socks, how fun!!! Good luck with the sweater, I so understand where you are coming from :)

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  28. Sparkle in sock yarn! Who knew! Its the sort of yarn my daughters would pick up too. So many projects. You are one prolific knitter.

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  29. How cute! Sparkly socks sound much fun x

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  30. Love the sparkle. At least when you knit for yourself you know you wont outgrow it ;)

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  31. Cute! I would totally knit with that colour!

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  32. aw your a good mum karen, when my youngest was small she picked only sparkle yarn which were acrylic too. oh dear. we laugh now, she loved her sweaters and socks so much. i felt like you with my pi, it needed to be done! i'm praying i don't lose the momentum now that i've run out of yarn (my fault entirely). i hope your sweater is off the needles soon!
    :)

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