Yarn Along


The Kuura Shawl is a fun knit and the pattern is quite easy to memorize with only brief glances just to make sure.  I highly recommend this pattern. On the right is my same same cardigan and I consider it my hearty knitting project.  Currently I'm on the body keeping track of button hole placement, pleating, and waist shaping.  So as you can guess, there's a lot going on and sweeps away any boredom that could possibly descend when doing stockinette stitch with fingering weight yarn.

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin is turning out to be a fantastic read.  The beginning chapter was distracting for me because of her great love of the semicolon.  Seriously-they are in almost every other sentence in the first chapter.  But then something wonderful happened, the plot jumped out grabbed my attention and now the semicolon dispair has taken a back seat in my mind. The characters are distinctly interesting and what's best is I have no clue where this story is going, so I read some more.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I just love the colour of your Kuura shawl. The semi colon thing would probably annoy me too. I'm putting that book on my list though, because now I'm curious!

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  2. Thanks for a great pattern recommendation Karen. I think your shawl is going to be so pretty, that is a great color.
    Glad your book grabbed you and you are enjoying it.

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  3. Love the Kuura pattern..it's on my list also to be knitted. Your book sounds really interesting as well. I have read some of the best books from recommendations on this yarn along. Thanks.

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  4. Your yarns are beautiful! That sounds like a wonderful book, I'll have to take a look for it.

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  5. The shawl pattern looks great. I'll have to add it to my to do list! I am glad that the semicolons have disappeared that would be distracting!

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  6. The cranberry yarn is gorgeous; thank you for the book recommendation; I'm going to add it to my summer list; I'm currently reading "The Smart One" by Jennifer Close; interesting read for those of us with adult children in this day and age; I'm on the third section (W&T) of the color affection shawl; love this pattern, but these last rows are going slow; happy summer everyone;;;;; :-)

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  7. I'm really liking the colors you're knitting right now -- gorgeous! Glad your got into your current read; such a disappointment when it doesn't happen. Had to throw in a semi-colon just for fun. :) ~Lisa

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    1. you taunt me!!! Very funny, I'm smiling :)

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  8. I almost picked up that book the other day (looking for a beach read!! whooopee!!) Drat. Sounds like a good one. It's definitely going on the to-read list! Beautiful knits....as always!

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  9. Oh Karen - that colour is just stunning. Reminds me of a lovely deep red glass of wine ;O)

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  10. The yarn you're using for your shawl is absolutely gorgeous! Almost Autumnal, which is making me think ahead...

    I have put your book on my wishlist - judging from the price of it, it's already quite popular in the UK.

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  11. Nice - those projects both look lovely.
    Enjoy turning those pages.

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  12. Haha...I've been accused of using too many semicolons.
    I won't use any here!

    Love those yarns.

    http://www.theknittygrittyhomestead.blogspot.ca/2013/06/yarn-along-ready-for-summer.html

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  13. I love shawl patterns that aren't boring, but have just enough pattern that is easy to memorize. And as always - your yarn choices are beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful projects! I'm seeing a lot of purple in today's yarn along.

    You made me laugh about the semi-colon; My husband says I'm the only person he knows who actually uses them. And of course I had to include one for you, Karen. :)

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  15. OK - I think that settles it. I'm looking for a new book to take on a trip and my library has this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous yarns. Always such gorgeous yarns on your needles. I may venture into the world of adult knits soon... but I doubt it. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  17. very fun! your projects look wonderful! love the cranberry coloured yarn... so vibrant!

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  18. beautiful colors, your knits look so lovely karen!

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  19. love the yarns you are using, they are so lovely.

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  20. love your projects and I will have to check out that shawl pattern! happy knitting!

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  21. Oh this sounds like an awesome read, especially the having no clue bit ;)) will check it out! same with the shawl..no yarn along post from us today as we're all a bit nervously waiting for simona and her husband to arrive here at last... they fly standby and this is day 3 of them trying to get on a flight to Germany...

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  22. Just looked up both of your project patterns. They look really good. I am working on conquering my lace and improving my shawl issues. I just cracked open The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and I'm really enjoying it.

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  23. i love shawls and scarves. will look into this and i am sure will add to my long queue.

    you made me laugh re: the semicolon - that's the kind of thing that would distract me too! hahah!

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  24. When I read 50 shades of Grey (I know, stellar reading) her continued use of the same words drove me bat crazy. But then again, the book was not read for grammer...

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  25. Love the rich yarn color for your shawl. I'll check into The Orchardist.

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  26. "...her great love of the semicolon." You're so funny. No, seriously. You really do crack me up. I'm the worst offender with punctuation, so it's doub-ley funny. lol

    That red has me...must work that into a project at some point! You've gotten quite a bit of knitting done ~ looking good :)

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  27. Your knitting is always so wonderful! I am looking through my craft books at the moment for some inspiration :)

    Bee happy x

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  28. Gorgeous, gorgeous colors, Karen!! I am laughing about the semicolon issue. Funny how one thing can catch our attention to the point of distraction. Glad the plot put it in the background for you! ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  29. Sounds like wonderful knitting and reading going on! Blessings, friend!

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  30. I can only hope that one day I will reach your level of mastery! I haven't done any garments that big or complex (have been on a blanket kick lately, but I bet my fingers will start itching to make a sweater once the fall weather comes!) How great to have two projects--then you can switch back and forth when you like!

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  31. I don't use semicolons that often....I use...those things....too much...according to the husband....what does he know :) Sweater and shawls are going to be gorgeous!

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  32. Hearty knitting, I love it! Now I need to check out that pattern. Always love your book comments, too.

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