Yarn Along


After yesterday's post I could not resist starting another citron.  I have been working so diligently on my feather weight cardigan that I am a little tired of it. Just winding up the skein into a lovely yarn cake and casting on those three little stitches made me so happy.  I know the featherweight cardigan will be done sometime today.  It is that close to being done.  This shawl will be a lovely diversion for the rest of my summer.  


I picked up this magazine while out and about with the family a week ago.  I love almost all of the patterns.  There are quite a few shawls that caught my eye and are begging to be knit up.  I just have to see what are the yardage requirements and then check out what is in my yarn stash.  Hmm.  What would the chances be that I would need to go yarn shopping?  Oh the cruel demands this hobby of mine makes of me!


I am still reading I Capture the Castle, nearly finished!  It is a good book and well worth the read especially if you like the process of writing or keeping a journal.  The story is set in England and I enjoy the American characters and their mannerisms.   


What are you knitting and reading?


Joining Ginny




Comments

  1. Oh, I love a cheeky cast-on. Can't wait to see the finished Featherweight x

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  2. That shawl pattern is beautiful! I have seen so many people making shawls this summer, I think that I should make one myself. And that Jane Austen Knits magazine looks awesome! Is it just a specific issue, or is it actually a magazine I can subscribe to? I will have to look for it regardless!

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  3. I had a feeling you would be casting on a new project.:) Reading your posts alwasy makes me want to pick up my needles, every project you do is just beautiful Karen. I do hope you can force yourself into the yarn store for more yarn, be strong!

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  4. That shawl in your header photo is gorgeous, I can't wait to see the new one you're working on.

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  5. That mag is chock-full of great patterns! I was tempted to get it this past weekend when I was at work, but I'm trying to spend less money on knitting patterns so I passed it up. It's still calling my name though...

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  6. I wish I could knit as well and as quickly as you. Looks lovely yarn too x

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  7. What a great color for your next citron. I will need to flip through that magazine. My current lys is having a birthday/anniversary celebration this weekend. I think I need to pop in to show my "support." I wonder if they have this mag.

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  8. That magazine is on my "buy" list. It is nice to take a break from projects and that shawl will turn out so lovely. I love that color--happy knitting!

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  9. I am knitting a blanket for the middle child, trying to get better at knitting. I just finished a book by Christine Feehan and have not decided on a new one yet.

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  10. I'm so excited to see your featherweight soon! I didn't get a chance to comment on your post yesterday but all your yarns are lovely. My eyes are always bigger than my needles so to speak when it comes to planning projects. And the tail end of a project is the worst for it ;-)

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  11. I can't wait to see the cardigan!! And I so badly want to cast on for citron but I know me....that'll be the ONLY thing I work on. And I have a few other projects going PLUS I want to do the Ravelry Olympics or whatever they're called now. And I already have 2 other projects I want to do for that. Citron may have to be my winter knitting while I'm dreaming of warmer weather!

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  12. Can't wait to see your cardigan and the shawl looks beautiful! Speaking of yarn shopping, I went to this place called WEBS yesterday....they claim to be the largest yarn store in the world. It just may be...the place was huge!

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  13. oh, how i wish i could knit as beautifully as you do. i knitted my first scarf last winter...was quite proud...but it feels like such a long time to get from where i am to where you are with this craft ;)

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  14. I love (LOVE) kntting the citron---perfect summer knit.....and your yarn is scrumptious!!!!! I've been toying with casting on for a featherweight----go ahead, tempt me some more!!!!

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  15. It's funny, I have both Jane Austen Knits magazines. I can't really see myself knitting much of anything from either of them (or the Austentatious crochet book that I *also* own). But.. but.. I just can't resist snapping them up! (:

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  16. Citron is such a great knit and a fun summer project! Love the Jane Austen Knits but there's only a few patterns I can see knitting for myself :)

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  17. Love that yarn color! Absolutely stunning! And I saw that magazine in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and thought about getting it. Would you recommend it?

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  18. I love those fingerless gloves on the cover of the magazine. Have fun knitting another citron! Jacinta

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  19. After the way your first citron turned out I can't blame you for wanting to start another one! I love the feeling of a newly cast on item.

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  20. That magazine looks fantastic! The mitts on the front are wonderful! Have fun with your second citron!!

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  21. What a fun magazine to have! Hun fun with the Citron. Can't wait to see the progress.

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  22. i wish the bookstore had that mag...want to look at it before buying!

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  23. I am still working on my baktus scarf, it's turning into a shawl really, which is ok by me. Have a blessed day, Tami

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  24. 'I Capture the Castle'is a favourite with my daughters! Written by the author of '101 Dalmations'- another lovely book!Lovely yarn- I'm very fond of brown.

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  25. I got last year's Jane Austen magazine and loved it. I'll get my hands on the new one someday.

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  26. Such pretty wristlets! I can only imagine what the other patterns are like in that magazine.

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  27. The citron looks gorgeous (I peeked at the ravelry project)..Is it terribly difficult? I would love to make a shawl, but i'm not sure which one is good for a beginner.
    That magazine looks gorgeous-I wonder if they'd have that at our knitting store or book store, I might just have to try to find it:)

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    1. I think the starting of the citron can be tricky but after 6 rows I think it's easy. Give it a try!!

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    2. I took a look at the pattern and it might be something I can do...I may as well try!

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  28. I have read so much about this magazine, I really think it's time I bought it. Your yarn cake looks lovely, I am looking forward to seeing your new project.
    Linda

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  29. I think I've seen that magazine but I can't think of where. I imagine the patterns inside are just lovely…

    Still can't wait to see your featherweight…later this week, perhaps?? :) xo

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  30. Glad you enjoyed the book, I did too. That magazine looks like quite a find, can't wait to see what you make!

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  31. I love visiting your page - I always see something gorgeous! Jane Austen knits sound dreamy. I think there may be some yarn purchases in your near future haha!

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  32. Now this is interesting; your Jane Austen has a different cover to mine. I trust the contents are the same? I get quite excited when I read about others having this magazine. I was gifted mine and I am aiming to make the Lambton top. Do you like the look of it. Funnily also I have been hesitating about making a featherweight for my dear daughter. I have some Juno lace in blue waiting to be wound up....

    Decisions,decisions.

    Stephanie

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  33. Thanks for reminding me that I need to get the latest Jane Austen Knits! Hope this Citron goes smoothly for you!

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  34. Teehee! After much debate, I picked up the same magazine yesterday. There were two patterns I really liked, but I didn't know if I really, really wanted the magazine. I finally gave in!

    Gosh.. it would just be a plain shame if you had to go yarn shopping. Tsk tsk.. ;-)

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  35. Just love that brown! It is so rich. I have never seen your mag of Jane Austin knits. I will definitely have to look that one up.

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  36. Do you really need an excuse to hit the yarn shop...I don't, just go :)

    Love the yarn for your citron.

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  37. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the encouragement :)

    Did you make that shawl in your header picture? It's absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Yes I did! I cannot wait to wear it this fall :)

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  38. The new knit looks beautiful already - that yarn is gorgeous and I'm guessing in that mix very nice to work with too.
    I am currently trying to use yarn from the stash but that doesn't mean I didn't purchase a whole lot more last month.
    Thanks for coming by to say hello.
    Enjoy finishing your cardigan.

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