Yarn Along


I picked up this magazine while in New England and have been flipping through it occasionally the past couple of days.  Not sure if I am starting anything of the projects but I do enjoy getting ideas and seeing different yarns.  As you might have guessed I am still reading The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.  It's a nice read but it is taking me a while to get through it.  Some parts are slow and I have to honestly say, with all the company in the house, I haven't been reading that much.

My knitting is the same but I threw in another project in the photo to give my yarn along post pizzazz.  I started this Elizabeth Zimmermann Pi shawl a while ago.  One of my knitting friends gave me that gorgeous yarn and I have 1500 yards!!  I knew that I wanted to make a BIG shawl, for some reason a circular one came to mind.  I do not wear circular shawls but I bet you my dining room table would wear it!!

I finished my pink cardi after dinner last night, the ends are woven in.  I need to go button diving and then block the sweater.  As soon as I finish I will take photos and share it with you.  The bottom of the sweater is curling up and I have my fingers crossed that the blocking will work its magic.  It has to.  As for my personal sock goal, I did not achieve it.  I did not knit one single stitch this past week.  Again I think I'll blame it on the company ;)

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Karen, your dining room table is going to look gorgous draped in a Pi Shawl and that color is beautiful.

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  2. Oooh, a Pi shawl - they are always so amazing!

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  3. Great idea for the table 'wear' lol :) Holiday gifts...it's coming isn't it! x

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  4. That shawl looks so pretty Karen...much too nice for the table. Looking forward to seeing your pink cardigan.
    Deb

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  5. oh....your shawl is gorgeous and I know your dining room table would look lovely in it!! The color is so pretty! I started a pair of socks for myself and in 3 weeks have not even finished the first one.....the babies projects are so much more fun!!

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  6. "Button diving" - love it! That green is gorgeous x

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  7. Oh my goodness - I just looked that pattern up on Ravelry and it looks so intricate! I am always amazed that you have the patience to knit these gorgeous designs with such fine yarn… That yarn is gorgeous & I cannot wait to see your sweater as well. I always look forward to seeing your beautiful finished projects! xo

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  8. I read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet about a month after Corrine was born and I also thought it slow in parts. So couple that with sleeplessness and it took me a while to finish. But I thought it was an amazing book.

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  9. The shawl will be gorgeous! I love the image of button diving :) Makes me want to start a button collection (but I'm holding off until sometime when we have a little more storage space ;-) I'm looking forward to seeing your sweater.

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  10. Looking forward to seeing the cardi! I love flipping through magazines like that, even if I never pick a project from them; looking at the colors and photos is always inspiring :) Both my littles are in school this morning so I think I'm going to do a little crafting and then curl up with a cup of coffee and finally a book!

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  11. I love that magazine. I will have to check it out next time I go to the bookstore. Pi shawls are so much fun to knit. I really have to get back to knitting my Evenstar.

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  12. Thanks for the link! I just added the half pi shawl to my queue.

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  13. Lucky table!! :) Can't wait to see your cardi, fingers crossed for that blocking magic!

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  14. i love the color of that shawl, and i am looking forward to seeing the pink cardi!

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  15. That shawl is gorgeous so far! I love EZ's patterns, too -- so clever and fun to knit! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  16. Oh I can't wait to see your pi shawl! I know it will be gorgeous. Hope the pink cardi blocks well...fingers crossed!

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  17. Love that shawl pattern. Your mossy green is a great color choice. Looking forward to seeing it when you've finished. I'm joining the Yarn Along today, too.

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  18. I love that green color. Perfect for fall.

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  19. The Pi shawl. Some day when I grow up I want to make the Pi shawl. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  20. I love the Pi shawl. So beautiful, and if I had the patience I would knit it:) Can't wait to see you pink cardi.

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  21. Excited for the reveal of your pink cardigan. Love your new header...it's says fall has arrived.

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  22. You are definitely knitting an iconoclastic pattern! I'm trying to finish up a couple of lingering WIPs so I can cast on a new pullover now that fall is finally here.

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  23. Too cute! I wish I had the patience, sigh. Theoretically reading Left Neglected by Lisa Genova for my book club. It's a bunch of "girls" I went to school with. We got it in our heads that it would be fun to invite a bunch of our old English teachers to book club this time and now I feel a bit under the gun to finish, lol. Also reading You Can Buy Happiness and It's Cheap by Tammy Strobel from Rowdy Kittens blog. She is extreme for sure, but has a lot to say in her story of downsizing.

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  24. a pi shawl folded makes a lovely half circle you might like to wear karen, but yours made into a tablecloth is going to be gorgeous too. i can't wait to see that magazine, i love christmas ones!

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  25. Beautiful colour. I like Lori's idea of the folded pi into a half shawl :) It will look lovely on you.

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  26. That is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see the pink sweater. :)

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  27. The Pi Shawl is intriguing, isn't it? We (actually, Melva, my daughter) is just starting ours in Cascade Ecological Wool - I am guessing we will be done before you are:) I love that everyone here knows what you mean when you say EZ and Pi Shawl!
    Hope the blocking works it magic on your sweater!

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  28. The button diving sounds like fun!! I always love pairing buttons with a FO--can't wait to see yours!!

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  29. i love elizabeth's patterns. i bet that shawl will look amazing on your dining room table! can't wait to see the cardi.

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  30. I love mags as well. You get so many different ideas just from looking at he ads!

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