Yarn Along


My knitting is fresh and new!  Just in time for spring, well the calender spring because the weather spring is still winter.  I've cast on a pair of green socks for my husband.  Whenever I'm out and about in yarn stores, I pick up any skein of durable sock yarn for socks.  This brand-trekking-is durable.  It's my favorite brand for him. I don't know how he does it but he is hard on socks. Oh and guess what?  I finished my tea leaves sweater , I love it so :)

I am only knitting small projects until I finish, yes finish this lace shawl.  It has been languishing at the bottom of my knitting bag.  I desperately want to cast on another sweater so what better way to motivate me but to put limits on myself?  Let's see if this works for me.  I'll keep you up to date.

My book.  Well you know I'm partial to Alice Hoffman, so when I saw The Red Garden and quickly scanned the summary on the back I bought it.  It's an unusual book because it is written as a collection of short stories set in one town that spans a few generations.  I'm enjoying it immensely for my nighttime reading.  One chapter and I've got closure.  Her writing is poetic and magical and sometimes weird but in a good way for me.  So if you like short story type of books check this one out.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. My computer time has been limited this week but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tea leaves cardigan! I need to make one for myself! And the buttons that Tracey made are gorgeous with it!!! I love the green of your new socks too. A very handsome color :-)

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  2. I love that yarn- I love that yarn....so pretty Karen, can't wait to see your knits.

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  3. Your Tea Leaves Cardi is beautiful ! It is a knit that is on my list for sure. I too am currently knitting socks and hats, mainly to break up the never ending Leaves of Grass shawl. Love this knit and part me wonders if I just don't want it to end. I admire knitters like yourself that can whip out a pair of socks so quickly and I believe in 34 years I have only made one pair for my husband.....poor guy he pays for my yarn obsession ! Love your blog and keeping up with all your beautiful knits !

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  4. The yarn looks like new growth of spring. I like it. I am not one for short story collections but I do have this book on my shelf perhaps I'll give it a try:)

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  5. That yarn is lovely!! Those are my colours:)

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  6. I love the green - so perfect for bringing on spring!

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  7. What a pretty color of yarn! Just popped over from the yarn along :-) Off to see what other lovely things you've knitted up.

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  8. Your tea leaves turned out beautifully. Finishing a project is always such a wonderful thing to do, but then starting new ones is wonderful as well. Love that green. :)

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  9. Your Tea Leaves are beautiful!!
    And there is no sign of spring here either...

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  10. What makes the yarn more durable than any other superwash/nylon yarn? I'm still so new to this sock knitting thing. Right now I'm using bits and pieces that I bought at the local yarn yard sale - most I'm not even sure are superwash.

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  11. That is the most refreshing green I've seen in awhile. :) I've had the same problem with making socks for hubby. I was told to try Trekking and Regia for durability- let me know how the Trekkng wears. I bought some Regia to try.

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  12. I wish I could be as focused with my knitting as you are!! Love the socks color (I do know what you mean about hubbys being hard on socks....I think for mine it's because he wears them in shoes---never clogs). Book looks very 'me'---I must check it out!!! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  13. That green is lovely and the needles so tiny. I'm pretty sure they would somehow get lost or broken around here.

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  14. fresh and new sounds so good, and that colour you chose for the yarn says "fresh" to me too! just wanted to add congrats on finishing your Tea Leaves Cardigan!! It looks fab!
    Happy spring days to you and yours!

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  15. Socks in that lovely colour - perfect.
    Now that sounds like my kind of book, it may even stop me from turning the pages.
    The seasons really have gotten confused - we are still having high temperatures, like mid summer high! Waiting patiently for autumn here.

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  16. I have to bribe myself to finish some projects like that, too. ;) I have one right now that I've broken my bribe restriction on twice though. LOL! I'm going to have to get firmer with my restrictions. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  17. Great spring color for the socks! One day I'll finish my husbands socks!

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  18. Very pretty spring like yarn indeed. Wish my hubby would wear hand knit socks...

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  19. Love the color of the yarn, so fresh! Have fun knitting up those gorgeous socks! xxx

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  20. That is a great project, and I can not wait to see it completed. That is a cardigan that I have had on my radar for a while, so seeing others is a true inspiration.

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  21. Love that color green. It is very spring. I will have to get that yarn for my next pair of socks. Need something durable for the guys in my life... it was really sad to see the few socks I have knit wear out so quickly! Do you have a go-to sock pattern for your guy?
    Hoffman is one of the few fiction writers I read. I will have to check this one out.

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  22. Oh that green makes me happy, like fresh little shoots :) No new books, no new projects, lots and lots of paperwork... ;)

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  23. Great color yarn! I love Trekking. One of my favorites. I have a lace shawl I have to finish too. It will be my summer project since it's so light.

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  24. Your Tea Leaves is gorgeous. Love the buttons. The spring green yarn is so pretty and cheerful.

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  25. I'm so impressed with those that do the pi shawl. Can't wait to see yours. I know it will be gorgeous!

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  26. your tea leaves turned out beautifully! wow
    and i love that sock yarn, i am all over the socks lately. i will have to see about getting some of that yarn. :)

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  27. The tea leaves really come out beautiful! The green for the socks is lovely too!

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  28. Love the new header and that sock yarn. You are so right about this so called spring weather. I want to try socks. I think my kids would love handmade socks. I haven't attempted dpn's yet. Guess I could try magic loop. Oh, and your tea leaves is beautiful!

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  29. I love the color of that yarn! I always seem to have a few projects going at the same time, but I'd like to get going on some more preemie hats. I have tons of soft yarn that would be perfect:)

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  30. Your tea leaves is beautiful and your green socks look so lovely and spring-like. Let's hope they bring on the Spring weather!

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  31. Green has always been my favorite color. I love that yarn

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  32. Love the green Trekking. That's my favorite yarn to knit socks for guys. There's something really durable about that yarn. Love the color too so bright and springy!

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  33. Love that green yarn! It does look very Springy. Looks like a great read! I'll keep my eye out for it on my trips to the library. And I just know the shawl will be beautiful and worth it!

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  34. your sweater looks so soft and pretty, yay for blocking and the button band!

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  35. I am so glad you have a little spring in your life, even if you've had to make it yourself. I am sending lots of warms, green thoughts your way my friend!

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  36. Oh, I love that green. Very springy & lovely. Making a mental note of the brand as well; George runs through socks like it's his job and I'd love to make him some nice ones that will last a while. xo

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  37. Only because it bears repeating...what a wonderful green. It's giving me hope that spring is here :)

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