Heart Beets Shawl Yarn Along


My good friend (who happens to knit!) gave me the book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.  She loves to thrift and when she sees a must read book she buys them to give away.  Lucky me!  I'm nearly through reading.  My only wish is that I was reading this thought provoking book on life and death and it's meaning during the summer.  Winter is not the time for me to read about death.  It just isn't.

My daughter was reading The Story of My Life by Helen Keller while on break, I decided to revisit an old friend.  I read this book when I was thirteen years old. This book along with a few others started the burning desire to read instead of socializing in my free time.  I thought this was a good habit but my best friend did not.  This book also started a list making habit of "books read" during the summer.  I wish I had the list!

I'm still reading Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell-nearly done!  I hope I can finish before it has to be returned to the elibrary, I can only renew once and I feel the pressure :)

Don't you love that feeling of loving a new knitting project?  Well, I started a new shawl with my beet yarn .  The pattern is Go Fly a Kite even though the pattern is easy for someone who has dabbled in lace knitting, the instructions are a bit thin.  Still I'm having fun! Here is the project page

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I love the color of that yarn. So cheery and pretty!

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  2. I love the name, Go Fly a Kite!! And, beets are a particularly beautiful shade. I can't wait to see this one, Karen! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. Ohhh I love the yarn & the pattern!! I read Tuesday's with Morrie years ago. You are right though, defiantly not the greatest winter read!

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  4. oh, that color!!! swoon. I'm waiting for my yarn to arrive (can't believe I didn't have enough of anything kicking around) for ysolda's knitalong mystery shawl. My fingers are getting itchy….need to start it!!!

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  5. Gorgeous color and such a beautiful shawl!! You always pick such great patterns!

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  6. Oh a nice cheery pink in the middle of winter!! We have Tuesdays with Morrie on our bookshelf. My husband read it years ago but it's been sitting on the shelf ever since. Thanks for the tip though I will not read it in winter then!

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  7. I know Tuesday's with Morrie is very good but I've never been able to bring myself to read it. Maybe one day. Nor have I read The Story of My Life. I love autobiography's so I'll look out for that one. It's a shame you didn't keep your list it would have been so cool to go back to it.
    The beet yarn is such a good colour it make me want some nice colourful yarn for another project.
    Enjoy your knitting
    debx

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  8. What a pretty pink!
    I should read the book by Helen Keller since I never have. You sound like I did as a child...I took reading very seriously!

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  9. Winter isn't the time to be digging into the subject of death for me either. I think it's all the darkness we already face during the season. Yuck! Your beets yarn will make a great shawl with that pattern. Enjoy your new project!

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  10. Very pretty yarn! I just love the color pink. I'm working with pink on my needles too.

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  11. Love that color! I love the feel of a new project too (once I'm through the if-y stage where I don't see how it will work out and the pattern is established.) The Story of my Life is waiting on my nook - one of the many I keep wanting to get to.

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  12. I LOVE the color of that yarn! I love starting projects too. It's those pesky finishing details that I have trouble with . . .

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  13. I do love that feeling of casting on a new project and I'm so you got to feel it. Your shawl is going to be stunning Karen, you knit such beautiful lace and that color is a favorite of mine.

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  14. I love the yarn color! Perfect name for it. The antidote to reading a Tuesdays with Morrie is to find a really upbeat book to follow it.

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  15. It's going to be a beautiful shawl!
    I had to add it to my queue.

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  16. Oh that color is heavenly--I love it! What a gorgeous shawl it's going to be. My daughter read The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller last year and loved it...I think I read it as a young teen. I know I saw the play "The Miracle Worker" at our city's professional theater. It really made an impression on me.
    I avoid reading sad/heavy subject matter in the winter, too.

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  17. That's a beautiful shawl design, and you picked a very pretty color.

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  18. Love the beet yarn, such a great color!

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  19. Karen! I've missed coming by to see what you're working on. That pink looks amazing! You are the shawl queen. :)

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    1. Oh I've missed you as well :) Good to see you!

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  20. I read Tuesdays with Morrie when I was pregnant with my first child (a girl). My next child was a boy and we named him Morrie, it makes me smile when I see that book :)

    I like your shawl yarn :)

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    1. Such a sweet story!! Isn't it amazing how books influence us?

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  21. The shawl is such a pretty pattern and will look great in your gorgeous yarn.

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  22. Love that yarn!! Your shawl is going to be gorgeous... Thanks for stopping by Wren House. So nice to meet you and happy knitting!

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  23. The yarn is great! Enjoy your book, too!

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  24. Tuesdays with Morrie is a wonderful book! Love the yarn!

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  25. You've inspired me with The Story of My Life. I too, haven't read it since I was a girl, and it would be great to revisit with my son. (We've been trying to find a book to both read every now and again.) Yay for yarn and books!

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