Yarn Along


Oh the projects are many but the my time is limited this week to knit, so my progress is slow.  On the left is my citron shawl it has taken up the majority of my time.  I have romantic visions of completing this soon. I cannot wait to see what it looks like all blocked.  Also the yarn is a little rough and I am hoping that the wool soak will made it softer.

On the right is a new shawl that I've started while on vacation.  The pattern is Cinnamon Grace.  I love the look of the edged ruffle.  I wanted something easy to remember and I wanted the colors of the yarn of the yarn to stand out.  The yarn is the beautiful skein that I won on a giveaway!

The Orchid House is still my read this week,  the beginning was a little slow for me.  Now that I am into the story and the time period has changed to the beginning of WWII my interested is renewed. I have been reading in tiny spurts, that does not help me enjoy a book.  I need a span of time sufficient to be wrapped up in the story. So I continue reading in hopes the story continues to intrigue me and carry me away.  Bird by Bird has been read in bits as well.

what are you reading and knitting this week?

Joining Ginny

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  1. Oh Karen, Cinnamon Grace? How perfect! I can not wait to see you modeling it!
    Have a super duper yarn along day!

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  2. Both will be such gorgeous shawls. I hope the yarn softens on the citron as it is so pretty. I find it hard to enjoy books as well if I only get little bits of time to read. I think you are right; I never get to fully immerse myself in the writing.

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  3. I love how your Citron shawl is coming along. I like the colours in the new shawl too. Does it have a metallic fleck through it? Jacinta

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    1. You have a keen eye, there is sparkle flecked through out. It is beautiful and just hints of it :)

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  4. They are both so beautiful!! I am still envious of that skein of yarn you are using for your Cinnamon Grace shawl. Gorgeous!!

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  5. Both are so pretty! I hope you get some more time for them this week :)

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  6. cinnamon grace is beautiful!!! and more great reads to find!!!

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  7. Your yarns are so lovely, they'll be delightful to wear, I'm sure!

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  8. Reading Somewhere Inside, by Lisa and Laura Ling, about Laura's captivity in North Korea. I didn't think I would like it but it's so engrossing.

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  9. both of those projects will be lovely!!! i always love seeing what colors and colorways you choose. can't wait to hear more about the orchid house as you finish...i've looked at it but haven't bought it (commitment issues).

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  10. love the name of cinnamon grace - are you still liking bird by bird?

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  11. I just added Cinnamon Grace to my favorites! That's in the running for patterns with the Loop Batt I am starting to spin.

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  12. A lovely shawl for a lovely yarn -- love the orangey colors! Hope you find a little more time to sink your teeth into that book; we'll be studying WWII next year.

    Happy knitting,

    Lisa :)

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  13. The Cinnamon Grace is going to be gorgeous! The yarn is so perfect for it! You have a knack for that....perfect yarn pairings. Can't wait to see the completed Citron.

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  14. I am catching up on your blog and I had to laugh when I saw your living room and the photo titled "their back"....I wasn't brave enough to photograph the mess the ensued when mine returned! Have fun with them home!

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  15. Both shawls are going to be beautiful. I think a good soak with help with the yarn problem.

    As far as what I'm reading...well, you'll have to read my Yarn Along post to see. ;-)

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  16. Some books really need delving into to prove their worth. I'm curious to hear what you think at the end of it!

    Your knits are beautiful! I'm always inspired by your lovely work.

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  17. Your projects look beautiful; I know they will be stunning. I couldn't help but spot your stitch holders-so pretty.

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  18. I love the colors in the new shawl! I'm also interested in hearing more about what you think of your book; I'm looking for something new to read & I really want to find some good fiction… xo

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  19. Love the Citron- mine has been on the needles for a while, so I totally understand your desire to finish it!

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  20. Workin' on some Hoot Hats for my Little Men! :) I hear you on the sporadic knitting!! I'm ready for a long uninterrupted stretch of knitting time! blessings ~ tanna

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  21. The Cinnamon Grace shawl pattern is beautiful! And I have one skein of luxury yarn in a similar colorway as yours. I'm adding it to my list of knits.

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  22. I found Jojoland Harmony at my LYS today! It's gorgeous stuff! Can't wait to see your finished shawl, friend... Awesome!

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  23. The Cinnamon Grace is gorgeous, can't wait to see it on you. Lovely yarn you are using for it.

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  24. Cinnamon Grace.. I think I love the names for yarns as much as your projects!

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  25. Yes, when I can't read as much as I want (for me, that'd be hours!), things don't go as smoothly.

    Love both those shawls. I may have to cast on a shawl for my twist & twine, too -- the color blending is really nice.

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  26. I love the colors of yarn you won from twist & twine, so pretty. The pattern looks beautiful as well. :)

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