Yarn Along


This week my knitting has turned to simple pleasures.  Earlier in the week I finished my barnacle sweater and wrote up a post all about it.  Now already I am thinking of another sweater to cast on but it's too soon.  I needed a break from a long project.  So this week I'm working on a cowl with one of my patterns-the balancing act cowl .  You see I gave my sister the last one I knit up for Christmas and I still do not own one!  My daughter adopted the first one.  This malabrigo sock yarn in the turner colorway whispered my name gently while trying to resist yarn shopping.  The yarn said "make me into a cowl".  So I obliged.

My reading is the same.  I am over half way through Prayers for Sale.  It is entertaining and I like that nothing traumatic or shocking has happened (yet).  A very gentle read.  Unfortunately when I read it is near bed time and I've been exhausted lately so I keep falling asleep.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I love the barnacle sweater. I am glad that the read is gentle and nothing too shocking has happened. I really hate it when I am reading something wonderful and then it takes a turn for the worse. Happy Knitting!

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  2. The cowl is going to be so pretty, you chose a lovely yarn for it.

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  3. What a great cowl design and I have to say it would look lovely in handspun - off to check my stash :)

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  4. The color of that yarn is incredible - I might have to keep my eye out for some! And here's to simple pleasures! :)

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  5. The barnacle sweater is gorgeous!!! I saw it Monday but didn't get a chance to comment. I love your cowl too. I made a cinder block cowl for my sister for Christmas. I need to make myself one now!! I love your patterns :-)

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  6. Oh that yarn is gorgeous! Love the pattern.

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  7. I totally understand the smaller projects sandwiched between the major ones....this is going to be lovely!!! (the barnacle sweater is AWESOME!!!)

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  8. I really like the colorway for this cowl!

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  9. What beautiful colors. I loved the one you made for your daughter (or that she adopted!) this will be lovely! Good weather for nesting and knitting, and a little gentle reading. I just started reading "Prayers For Sale" ~ you did so well recommending "The Snow Child" that I thought I would just follow along with you on the next read. Okay, and I may or may not be too lazy to find my own book! ;) But imitation is the best form of flattery, right?!? Have a great day!

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  10. I like the color way of this yarn! Oh Malabrigo you are so pretty!

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  11. Beautiful colorway for your cowl -- should be lovely!

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  12. I love the colorway Karen. I hope you get to keep this one :o)

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  13. Okay, that yarn is probably my favorite out of everything I've ever seen you use! Love it and am looking forward to seeing the finished cowl. I was just thinking about crocheting one before Spring arrives.....hmmmmm maybe a project for this weekend!

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  14. I know what you mean about taking a break from long projects. I 'm about to start one as soon as my yarn order comes in!

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  15. Once again the color.. MMMmm. Beautiful.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  16. That yarn is gorgeous! But I don't think that there is an ugly Malabrigo made...not that I've seen. There is something to be said for a little bit of quick gratification :)

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  17. Love how your sweater came out!

    And your cowl pattern is so pretty.

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  18. Sometimes you just have to listen to the yarn calling! About time you made a cowl for yourself to keep. :)

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  19. of course you had to give in to the pleas of this gorgeous yarn!!! ;)

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  20. Your cowl is gong to look great, I love the yarn

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  21. Lovely colour wool, and it seems to match the pictures at the top of your blog really well.

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  22. malabrigo yarn is so hard to walk past and yes it really does speak to us. I read A Prayer for Sale and loved it. I hope you have read her other books to get the " shock" of A Prayer for Sale. If not, when your done I tell you. Enjoy! Sandra dallas always has a good twist at the end of her books. I have read them all.

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  23. What a great project to show off that lovely yarn!

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  24. you were wise not to say no to malbrigo :)

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  25. That yarn is just beautiful, Karen!

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  26. I love that your yarn speaks to you, mine speaks to me too!

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  27. I am so happy to hear that there a herds of hearers of the yarn whispers. ;) This cowl is going to be wonderful. Hope you get to keep it! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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  28. I have a copy of your pattern sitting around here; I just need to find the right yarn for you. (You, on the other hand, seem to have found the right yarn. Love that malabrigo. The colorway is fantastic!) xo

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