Yarn Along


I had an overwhelming desire to cast on something different.  So I did.  The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy with cashmere-so very soft! and the colorway is "cranberry melt".  It immediately makes me think of fall and Thanksgiving so I'm happy while I knit.  The pattern is a triangle shaped shawl and it's an easy to follow lace pattern, if you're a confident beginner give it a look.  I'm going to knit until the yarn is gone.

Not only is there new knitting but I've started a new book, I'm on a roll people :)  This book was purchased for the cover art and the rough edges of the paper.  It is a visual and tactile experience.  The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin is also a best seller so hopefully it will be a captivating read.  I only started reading last night so it's much to early to form an opinion.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I love that color! It is just like Thanksgiving.

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  2. Love that colour it looks almost edible makes think of berries and pomegranates too.

    I do exactly the same when choosing books...I suppose that's with being an artist, everything is visual first. Then I read the first page. I'm working on my Lida shawl too...not getting very far though because like you I've been watching tv and kept skipping a line or two on the chart. And just begun reading Nature by Emerson and loving his prose.

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  3. Oh my Karen, that yarn is droolingly beautiuful and I only wish I could touch it. Good for you for new projects and new books, keeps life interesting!

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  4. I love that yarn colour!!!

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  5. That yarn color is gorgeous! I love shawls right now. I am knitting one for my mom's birthday and it is so fun! I haven't heard of the book, but definitely will look it up - I judge books by their covers :-)

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  6. The Orchardist could be one of my favorite books this year (so far). It captivated me with it's slow unwinding of the story and beautiful language. Your project looks lovely!

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  7. Enjoy your shawl knitting -- you surely picked a beautiful yarn and color to work with!

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  8. I don't know why my favorite thing to knit is shawls. I just love them! That yarn looks heavenly!

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  9. Ooh, you are on a roll. Did you say confident knitter? You just ruled that one out for me, the yarn is fabulous though. The Maile I'm working now is in dreamincolor and it makes me happy. I'm with you on the whole tactile part of reading. Even a favorite won't come home with me if it doesn't feel or look right. And there is a right! :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  10. Beautiful knitting and interesting novel..........I chose my latest read mainly for the cover illustration...........some illustrations just pull you in I think.

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  11. OH! How have I missed that shawl on Ravely!?? I am adding it to my queue right now! Your colour choice is stunning. I'm sure the shawl (and the book!) will be lovely!

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  12. Oh, Karen....I can almost feel that wonderful yarn!!! and another so pretty shawl that somehow I've missed seeing before!

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  13. That yarn is just gorgeous! I am trying very hard to use yarn from my stash and not buy new, but it's not fair when I keep getting tempted by all the wonderful yarn options out there.....

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  14. That's so funny...I bought a book for exactly the same reason called Wish You Well by David Baldacci. It's wonderful, and I've read it twice. You can't go wrong with a beautiful cover and uneven pages. HA!

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  15. Echoing many of the others who've commented...what gorgeous yarn. My current knitting is a tea leaves cardi in a mossy green which I plan to knit slowly through the summer with the plan of wearing it on the first day of fall. Rough edges on the pages of a book -- that's one of the things I loved about the copy of The Snow Child I borrowed from the library. :)

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  16. Such a beautiful yarn you are using!

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  17. Beautiful yarn and I have this book on my reading list for the year. I am eager to hear your opinion.

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  18. Beautiful yarn. I can only imagine, with a name like smooshy and cashmere it must feel wonderful.

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  19. Ooooh - lovely pattern and delicious yarn! Thank you for sharing :)

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  20. Love the shawl and the yarn is luscious ! Can't wait to hear about the book

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  21. Mmm, I love books with rough edges to the pages! So satisfying.

    And I love that color! I have a few skeins of red yarn waiting to be knit ... Tosh Lace in Tart and Tosh Sock in Oxblood. Any shade of wine or scarlet is a hit with me!

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  22. Pretty colours for your new shawl.
    Enjoy knitting the delightful yarn.

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  23. That is going to be a beautiful shawl, Karen. Sort of reminds me of Shaelyn. I'll be looking forward to seeing more. blessings ~ tanna

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  24. Love that colour, gorgeous! I like the rough edge of pages in a book too :)

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  25. That yarn looks lovely! I've added the shawl to my queue of course, thank you for the suggestion.

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  26. wow that yarn is delicious! looking forward to hearing about the book.
    xoxo

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  27. Thanks for the heads up about the shawl pattern, Karen!

    I saw that book at my local library and kind of stored it in the back of my mind for a future selection. I'll be curious to see your thoughts on it.

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  28. Now that colorway is completely melting my heart. Must jot down for future reference.

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the book ~ my list of 'to reads' is dwindling. ;)

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  29. Ooh your book looks really interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it.
    The shawl is such a pretty pattern :o)

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  30. Ohh....that shawl is going to be gorgeous in that yarn. I have some stashed Miss Babbs that I might just have to do up.

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  31. Lovely new yarn! new project and new book at once--sounds like fun! I have been neglecting my knitting lately, partly since it's so warm here. I have been itching to do some painting, though. A summer-friendly hobby!

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