Yarn Along


My reading remains the same, Little Women, and I'm reading a little speedier because I've added an hour or two during the daytime hours.  To switch things up a bit I've decided to photo the magazines I've been enjoying.  Over the past three years I've discontinued my subscriptions of magazines because they keep stacking up and I don't knit from them very often since Ravelry is my go to source.  However, whenever I see a knitting magazine at a bookstore, I give it a flip through.  Both of these magazines had more than one project that I could envision being on my needles.

In the photo is a comfy cozy cowl on size 10 needles, yes! size 10!  I must say I do love how quickly the knit is going but I will always have a special place in my heart for the tiny needles.  It's where my loyalties lie.  The cowl is knit out of yarn that I received as a gift from a friend who shopped at a local to us alpaca farm.  This wool is soft!  and I love when I come across a tiny piece of straw. If you haven't read yet, I finished my pendulum shawl.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

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  1. You seem to buy knitting magazines the way I do. :-) Except for the fact, I tend to buy them while visiting my family in Germany. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished cowl, the yarn looks so soft!

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  2. I did see your finished shawl which is quite lovely. #10s - the last time I used big needles was to knit a baby pod for newborn photos (for my little granddaughter); that and kitchen washcloths. Will look forward to seeing your cowl...

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  3. I have some alpaca that my son brought me from Vermont and it has to be some the softest yarn.
    I don't subscribe to magazines either, but when I am out and about I always pick up a knitting mag just to browse though, that is how I found the ribbed tank pattern.

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  4. I'm the same way with magazines! I used to subscribe to a few, but only knit one thing out of them so stopped. Now I look through them at the store or at the library! I love your new shawl...it's going to be gorgeous! I like large needles too but like you, I'd rather do the small ones!

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  5. I feel the same way about knitting magazines! That yarn looks so soft and lovely.

    I always feel like I'm knitting with tree trunks when I use anything above 7s!

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  6. I've never had a subscription to a knitting magazine for the same reason. I'll bet that cowl will be lovely. Never too many cowls. ;)

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  7. I don't get any magazines anymore except Spin Off. I hope they switch to digital soon. I hate having the magazines all over the house! It's getting to be the season for cowls. I already planned some to knit for myself as well.

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  8. me, too---dumped all my subscriptions, but occasionally there is one that screams out to me. I wondered what goodie could have lured you to size 10s!!!! Love the color....I'm sure I'll love the end result (but I think I'd hate to knit it! size 10----YUCK!)

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  9. oh I am terrible with magazines too :) I will grab a few at Barnes and Noble and read them cover to cover and then put them back :) So much fun!!! Visiting from farmishmomma.com

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  10. I can't believe how quickly things knit up on size 10s! But my true love are those itty bitty ones.

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  11. Big needles always feel "weird" to me, too, but I do love how quickly they work a pattern. ; ) Alpaca is soooo soft and warm--your cowl is going to be dreamy; I can't wait to see it finished. I've eliminated all of my magazine subscriptions, too. I only treat myself to a magazine once in a while, when I see something I *really* want to knit, read, cook, etc.They are good for new ideas and inspiration.

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  12. I did give the Knitting Tradition one a flip through when I went to JoAnns last week. Just the fact that it had a Herbert Neibling inspired lace pattern would make it worth the price. Unfortunately, that magazine is a little out of my price range right now (especially since JoAnns doesn't let you use coupons on magazines anymore, rats!).

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  13. Flicking through magazines is fun sometimes, I haven't seen any decent ones around here recently.
    Nice yarn, I can imagine the soft as a friend just finished a project in homespun alpaca, beautiful.
    Enjoy your new shawl.

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  14. i love using big needles. lol although i have come to enjoy knitting with the itty bitty ones.

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  15. the cowl looks great! small needles are fun, hey! I love them all but the small scarf I just did on 3s was so dainty and fun to knit!

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  16. Like you, I depend on Ravelry for my knitting ideas. But I do enjoy going through magazines to see new tools and techniques. Such a rich, pretty yarn for your cowl.

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  17. Loving that yarn, the cowl is going to be gorgeous.

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  18. size 10! You must feel like it is flying by!

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  19. I don't buy so many magazines now. All subscriptions have gone. Just the occasional one now. I know exactly what you mean about finding bits of straw. Always makes me think how real the yarn is.

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  20. I saw those magazines at Jo-Ann Fabrics and almost bought both of them as well. I might go back and get them.

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  21. I love alpaca!! I have some natural brown laceweight from a local farm in my stash waiting for the right project. :)

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  22. I love big needles and Little Women. I should reread it, maybe I will after I finish To Kill A Mockingbird.

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  23. I love speedy projects using big needles - it's instant gratification :) I just bought those very same magazines - love them both!

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  24. I love big knitting projects! They go so quickly and there is such a sense of achievement! Looking forward to seeing you modeling your new cowl!

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  25. How lovely being gifted the alpaca yarn, especially when you know where it comes from. Must be lovely and soft to knit. I love using big needles at the moment too as I don't have much time for knitting at and it grows so fast.

    I finished the body of my cardigan and so could at last try it on. I loved working with the linen yarn but it's much too big even though I checked the tension first. I think the linen yarn is a bit too heavy for the pattern too so I'll be unravelling it. It was fun while it lasted and easy to do...lots of knitting whilst a passenger.

    I haven't had time to read though but looking forward to getting back to The Accidental Tourist, hopefully doing more once the garden is ready for the winter.

    Have a great weekend.
    debx

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  26. Yeah, with Ravelry there's very few reasons to buy books/magazines for crafting!

    'Looks like you're making progress.

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  27. Hi Karen....that cowl sounds like my kind of project :) I have been knitting a sweater, but it's taking me a while so I haven't linked it up. I think I'll wait until it's all finished. I love ravelry, too. Pinterest can also be kind of fun!

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  28. I'm guilty of having magazines in a pile... Ravelry is the BEST go to source and such an amazing database. Those 10s feel like telephone poles, don't they? ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  29. I understand about the magazines! I used to have a sole subscription to the New Yorker, but when the recession hit, I was inundated with all kinds of ridiculously cheap subscription offers, and, wanting to do my part for print media, I accepted them all! Now I think I really have too many! However, I just got an issue of Knit Simple in the mail, and there are some really fantastic gift project ideas in it. Looking forward to spending a bit more time with it!

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  30. Your new project looks so soft...love the color!

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