Yarn Along


There has been an explosion of casting on new projects and it's been so enjoyable.  I finished my brown citron shawl and quickly started two more projects.  The green yarn in the photo is a pair of socks and I'm using my pattern lucky for me this will be easy since I've knit it once before. My other project in the photo above is a cowl that I am designing.  It's in the early stages so I haven't a ravelry page as of yet.  I love the yarn!  It's socks that rock in medium weight by Blue Moon Fiber Arts, it was a gift from one of my knitting friends :)

My pink cardigan is making progress and it is not in the photo.  I just separated the sleeves off the needles and have started the body.  Even though it is all stockinette stitch there is no boredom with some pleats to create and a little bit of waist shaping.  Perfect combination.

As you can see by where the bookmark is, I am slowing reading The Flight of Gemma Hardy.  It's quite good-I am a night time reader which means I fall asleep eventually.  I love how it mirrors Jane Eyre but with an updated time period.  Gemma is still at a rotten school and her best friend just died.  The writing is beautiful and I love the comfortableness of a favorite classic.

What are you knitting and reading?

I also wrote a guest post at Mad Passions blog about why I knit.

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I just read your guest post Karen and really enjoyed learning more about you. I love that you taught yourself to knit as a teenager. Does your sister have the same knitting passion as you?
    I am looking forward to seeing your new cowl pattern. I really do love the other cowl you designed and have plans to knit a few for Christmas gifts.

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    1. My sister loves to knit and she loves to sew. That means I knit way more than she does because she is splitting her attention :D

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  2. That socks that rock yarn is GORGEOUS! I need some in my life immediately, to which end I must go and find a way of buying it. NOW. Over-and-out.

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  3. How exciting, new projects cast on. I will have to check out your guest post. Glad to hear your Citron is finished. Jacinta

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  4. Ooh, I love the yarn for your new cowl design! I continue to be intrigued by that book . . . I have a lot of Jane Eyre-loving friends: that might need to go on the list of possibilities for Christmas gifts.

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  5. The yarn for the cowl looks fun - a definite brightener to a chilly day. No update from me this week. We are venturing forth today for our next adventure. However I have the doll almost done - just needs legs. And she is cute.

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  6. Yep--soul sister, right down to the no-gauge college sweater (mine was for a boyfriend, knit out of worsted using a sport weight pattern--oh, my!!! the things we learn the hard way!!!!!)

    Love the cowl (tis the season!--almost!) and the socks!!!

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  7. I'm looking forward to seeing your new cowl. I love the colorful yarn. And I'll have to look for yoyr book - Jane Eyre is something I think I need to read again to apperciate better and an updated version sounds really interesting.

    I enjoyed your guest post too. I agree with Tracey - it's nice getting to know you better. :)

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  8. You pick out the prettiest yarns!! I've been so very lazy the past few days & haven't been knitting much nor did I take a picture of my yarn related stuff so no yarn along post this morning for me. Maybe later on this afternoon. But it will be boring! :-)

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  9. I love your varigated yarn. When I have more time later today, I am going to read your post on the other blog. Sounds like an interesting book you are reading. Enjoy your Wednesday.

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  10. Love the term 'explosion of casting on'! Stand back, there is serious knitting in progress here! :) That yarn is so sweet looking, can't wait to see how it knits up. Always good to know I'm not the only one with several projects on the go. :)

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  11. What a great blog post! Isn't it funny how when a project doesn't turn out how we want, we take a "knitting break"? And I couldn't agree more about knitting being a great thing to do while waiting.

    STR is my favorite sock yarn. I think it will make a lovely cowl.

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  12. Pretty pretty yarn! Can't wait to see it ill finished. Ever since I finished my coal I'm constantly looking for something new to cast on. Off to read your post!

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  13. I adore the colorful yarn you are using for the cowl!

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  14. The cowl is going to be beautiful. Such wonderful yarn. Can't wait to see your pattern for it! One of these days I'll finish the sock I started many moons ago.

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  15. Beautiful yarn and loved reading your guest post. xx

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  16. I read your post on Mad Passions, interesting to read your knitting story! I too not only knit for the actual product, but as a therapy to keep the stress and worrying at bay. I completely understand-and I think a lot of people would say the same thing.
    I was reading a while back about a young men's home, for young men (youth, really) with criminal pasts, severe ADHD, and mental illnesses, where they actually used crochet and knitting as a way to cope.
    Theses boys found it so helpful to be able to channel life's stress into their work. And they made beautiful items for babies in hospitals-hats, sweaters, socks, which in turn gave them some good to focus on, and self worth.
    Funny what something as simple as stitches, knots and string can bring.

    I love your new yarn, I'm eager to see your cowl!

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  17. I'm looking forward to that cowl, the yarn looks delicious!

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  18. so impressed that you can create your own patterns!

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  19. I can't wait to see the cowl... no knitting for me this week... sigh!

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  20. That book sounded so interesting that I had to add it to my to-read list.

    Can't wait to see more of your cowl design. I love working with Socks that Rock.

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  21. Oh good gravy! I love that yarn! Gorgeous, bright and happy! Perfect for a cowl to brighten a winter's day.

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  22. What beautiful 'happy' yarn. Love it. Can't wait to see the finished thing. Off to read your guest post now :o)

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  23. Love those rainbow yarn colors! What is the colorway called?

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    1. The colorway is called "the fold" and I think it might be discontinued. My friend bought it as a mill end up in Rhinebeck last year--lucky me :)

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  24. I love the looks of the cowl you are designing-- well, more accurately, I love the way the yarn looks :)

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  25. i've always wanted to use socks that rock yarn! let us know how you like it.

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  26. Love the colours in the yarn for the cowl.
    Sounds like the book is interesting too.
    Enjoy.

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  27. I am also in love with that yarn! Beautiful!!

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  28. Can't wait to see your finished knit Karen, the colorway is gorgy!

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