Yarn Along


I sometimes buy books just for their cover art.  This book, The Orchid House, is one of those times.  I loved the dress and the pose.  So far it's an interesting read, not spectacular, but good enough to keep on reading.  I am at a part where there is flash back to the 1930's, so it's picked up a bit for me.  I finished The Lace Reader and would recommend it if you like to be confused on what is going on.  I liked it.  I also liked the first and third person narration.  I figured out the mystery but still enjoyed the ending.

My knitting has mainly been this citron shawl.  I have been knitting it exclusively this week.  See that blue on the right--I have been knitting like a demon so I can see blue in my shawl.  I honestly cannot recall why I bought this yarn.  I have looked at it in my stash and thought it was not very pretty.  I was so wrong!  The color changes are wonderful and seamless.  They happen so gradually.  I also love the wispy-ness of the shawl.  Perfect portability!

Joining Ginny

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  1. I bought a book purely due to an attractive cover and delightful title a few weeks ago... and I'm going to suggest it for my book group next month (I may live to regret this!)

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  2. It is a really pretty cover. I hope the story picks up for you.
    Your shawl is lovely! The colors are gorgeous. And that's pretty much how I felt with the yarn for my shawl - I'm just amazed the way it's coming out (colorwise.)

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  3. Your shawl is looking lovely so far. I must admit, I can be swayed to purchase a book, just from the cover art too! Jacinta

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  4. I totally do that too Karen..I get seduced by the art work or photograph on the cover! I'm learning though and now always read the first page too.

    Your shawl is so delicate I love the transparent texture...and I love the blue wool with the greeenish tinge I can't wait to see the finished shawl.

    Happy knitting,
    Deb

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  5. The color changes are beautiful. What a delight after thinking it was a blah skein. The color repeats also seem to spur me on to more knitting to see how it progresses.

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  6. I love the descriptive words you use to describe your knitting, they are point on Karen. Wispy? Oh yes! Stunning too!
    I love cover art and will leave a book on the shelve if it's not appealing. Your book looks like a piece of art.
    Have a fun day and I hope the sun is shining!

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  7. That shawl is AMAZING! I could look at it all day! What talent you have my dear. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. The shawl is GORGEOUS!!!! And it will be so light and airy for the summer airconditioning....what a perfect project to have on the needles!

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    1. Your shawl is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished product!!! The blue yarn is gorgeous!!! Have a wonderful day. : )

      ~ Wendy
      http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  9. I too shop for books by their cover! I'm LOVING your shawl. Each time you post pictures about it I drool. So gorgeous!

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  10. That shawl is going to be gorgeous! I love how the colors are coming together so beautifully.

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  11. Your shawl is beautiful. I've never knit anything with that type of yarn before, but I think I am inspired to create after seeing your shawl.

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  12. The shawl looks great, Karen, and I'm glad that you've rediscovered your enthusiasm for the yarn. I have many skeins and balls of yarn that I wonder what possessed me to buy them. And the read a book for the cover art? I do that too.

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  13. The colour changes are indeed very pretty! I too have a habit of knitting like crazy just to see a particular colour change =))

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  14. oh my your shawl is coming along beautifully.....that yarn is just amazing!! Isn't it fun to see the color changes emerging like that!!

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  15. I love that surprise of realising, hey, actually this yarn is gorgeous! :)

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  16. I can not WAIT to see this project finished, Karen! It's beautiful now... blocked and worn... EEEK, I get shivers just imagining it!

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  17. the yarn is absolutely beautiful. I'm so anxious to see it finished!

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  18. Once upon a time when I was young and reckless, I practically lived at Barnes and Noble. They had a bargain books section and I would often buy books for under $5 based soley on their appearance. And you know what? I had spectacular luck with that. In fact, I discovered one of my now favorite authors that way. (:

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  19. That shawl is gorgeous and I definitely think it was a great find! I can't wait to see the shawl all finished.

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  20. I drool each time I see the Citron.It is so whispy and lovely.The colors and yarn are just perfect.

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  21. yes, wispy-ness is the perfect description. i was thinking of what word could describe it best before i read the post :)

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  22. Gorgeous! I can see why you would want to get to the blue... intriguing ;)

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  23. Oh I buy books by cover art too, same with CD's! And I'm hardly mistaken, I mostly like the insides of what looked so good on the outside too!

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  24. Such fine work. I admire your patience, although I can totally understand wanting to knit on to the next colour. It is going to be amazing once it's finished.

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  25. I checked and yes, it is in my favorites, yours is such a pretty shawl.

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  26. Your shawl is so delicate and beautiful. I love the subtle color changes that are going on. Definitely a daring project to take on with such fine yarn!

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  27. Your shawl is wonderful! Just bought some new lace yarn--scrumptious I believe it is called and was looking at Citron for one of my daughters. Wonderful timing for me to find your blog:-)

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! The blue will be there before you know it looking at your progress from last week. :) Happy knitting! ~Lisa

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  29. I am LOVING your citron! It is so gorgeous!

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  30. This one is just gorgeous!! Love that light, soft look and the gradual changes in color!! Looking forward to seeing it! blessings ~ Tanna

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  31. Your Citron is lovely - and with that yarn and it's beautiful color changes, it'll go with anything!

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  32. Very pretty yarn! I have some like that, but I can't seem to find the right pattern. I've completely bought books for the cover art, and reject books for bad cover art. It's silly, but it makes a difference.

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  33. You are right...that yarn is just gorgeous. The colors are so soft -- like cotton candy. Yum!

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  34. Karen, you are an absolute wonder! Your shawl is so beautiful and you are flying on it! Looks like you'll have it done in no time at all.

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