I've started two new knitting projects this past week. The first one is the color affliction shawl and I posted yesterday all about it. I am happy to report that I reached the short row section and have added the third color in the garter stitch knitting-yay! I will definitely be making this shawl more than once. It is very easy to knit and talk at the same time. The added bonus is I am not bored to tears with the garter stitch, my guess is the color changing makes it FUN.
My other knitting project is a cowl out of blue sky alpaca. This pattern is my own creation and I'm not sure if I'm liking the amount of stitches I've casted on. So, I will be deciding soon whether to keep on knitting or ripping out and casting on all over again. It would greatly help if I knew for sure if I wanted to wrap the cowl twice around my neck or just once. The yarn is heavenly to knit with. Super soft and fluffy!
I continue to read The House at Riverton. I suspect it will take me quite a while to read this book. I am enjoying it immensely and the author is very gifted at unveiling a complicated story line with many twists. I have my daughter home for spring break this week and next week my son will be off-I'm already a slow reader with an empty house so you can imagine that the book is just sitting there during their visits home.
Karen, your needles must be hot from all the knitting you have accomplished. I do love your shawl and the yarn for your cowl looks like it would be a dream to wear.ReplyDelete
Happy yarn along!
The colour affliction shawl is gorgeous, and I think there are times when garter stitch isn't boring - often when colours are involved!ReplyDelete
That's it. Gotta do that one!! LOL! Your color combo is looking great. Enjoy your visits! I'm on my way to Dallas later today to pick up my Little Men and their folks! Won't be much of anything done around my house for a couple of weeks. LOL! blessings ~ tannaReplyDelete
You are so busy. Reading about everyone's cowls on the Yarn-Along makes me want to knit one too. Maybe next winter. I'll just admire your one for now.ReplyDelete
That book keeps coming up, my mom recommended it to me recently too. I think it'll be my next read once I finish the Harry Potters (again.)ReplyDelete
Enjoy your visits with your children! Both projects look faboo!ReplyDelete
I'm just loving the shawl so much. I've tried to get a kit for it, but it seems plucky knitter has been sold out for quite awhile. I can't believe that I honestly don't have enough colors that go together in the stash to do it----does this mean I'm making progress on the stash reduction????ReplyDelete
Cowl is so pretty, too!!! I loved that book--like all her others--and like all the others, I just never wanted it to end. Savor and enjoy!!!
You're really making me want to cast on for a shawl like that!!ReplyDelete
I continue to marvel at the shawl - wonderful colors. I am reading a Morton book based on your recommendation, but it is slow going. My mind is too busy right now. Enjoy those kiddos.ReplyDelete
I love the colors from both projects. Didn't get much reading done here either, which kind of bums me out. Have a good week.ReplyDelete
I just looked at the shawl pictures on ravely and it is going to be gorgeous!! You have to show us pictures when it is finished.ReplyDelete
Are you a thrower or a picker? I know I've said this before, but you are so prolific with your knitting! You cast one on and finish before I get four rows done! I expect to see a slow down with the children home ;) Your shawl is looking awesome! Cant' wait to see the finished product...will that be tomorrow? Just kidding...you know I'm just jealous.ReplyDelete
I just checked out the link for your shawl. I am quite smitten with it. Will you share when you are done? I wonder if I have enough yarn left to start that project?ReplyDelete
That's a really great shawl pattern. Can't wait to see the finished one.ReplyDelete
Good luck on your cowl pattern. I like a cowl that fits comfortably around my neck twice is oh so nice.
Love the color changes on the shawl and the stitch definition looks so nice too. I have added your book recommendation to my library list after your review made last week. :) Enjoy the visits with your children.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your time with your kiddos; I am sure the book will wait patiently. :) That shawl looks wonderful-color-changing huh. One day I'll have to try it. I am so impressed you are making your own cowl pattern-wow! That blue sky apalca is wonderful. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
i love your color combos. maybe i need to be more adventurous? maybe you should go yarn shopping with me ;-)ReplyDelete
and so glad you're enjoying the house at riverton - i know i really enjoyed all of her books!
I clicked the link to the Color Afflictions shawl and I absolutely love it! Can't wait to see yours all finished up. Thanks for sharing both book and knitting today. Enjoy your time with your daughter while she is home...I remember looking forward to those spring breaks!ReplyDelete
Someone gifted a skein of malabrigo to me that I'm considering knitting up as a striped shawl ... And I love blue sky alpaca! :)ReplyDelete
both your projects look divine. love the colours and the texture of the yarn - seriously yummy! just found another Kate Morton book in my pile of to reads - love her so much.ReplyDelete
the colours are gorgeous... I'm sure they will be fab. The House at Riverton is one of the best books I have ever read. The Distant Hours, again by Kate Morton, just tops it!!!ReplyDelete
blessings, Willow x
The shawl yarn looks an awful lot like mine! Soft and Squishy? Of course I'm loving it!ReplyDelete
Love the color affliction shawl. Glad to hear you are having a success with it. I keep thinking I should cast on, but something keeps holding me back.ReplyDelete
The book will wait, enjoy the visiting with your children.
Is Quince & Co.'s yarn really that divine? You make it soooo tempting!ReplyDelete
beautiful colors!!! Can't wait to see what your pattern looks like!!ReplyDelete
beautiful !!!! isnt the colour affection so much fun and so fast to knit !! i just love mine. havent blocked yet. i'm dyeing to try quince. its not here in austraila.ReplyDelete
I love the light blue of the cowl--very peaceful!ReplyDelete
Loving the blue sky alpaca chunky..can't wait to see how your cowl turns out! The shawl is coming along nicely....are you enjoying the Quince?ReplyDelete
Yay! Great knits!ReplyDelete
I'm seriously LOVING the color affliction shawl. It's stunning! It makes me want to give garter stitch heavy patterns a try (I was afraid I'd be bored to death, I get what you're saying about the color changes).ReplyDelete
I missed your post yesterday - will have to go back and check. I really really like the colors for both projects. That shawl is beautiful - the honey and chanterelle goes so well together. The the cowl looks like wearing a piece of the sky.ReplyDelete
i'm late to yarn along, as usual :)ReplyDelete
love the colors of your color affection karen. i still haven't cast on for mine yet, i've been working away on a shawl thats been on the needles for months. enjoy your girl!