Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Yarn Along {6}

What a successful week this has been! I made wonderful progress with Caleb's Vest. Taking my time and relaxing worked! It still will not be done for Easter, but it is moving along quite nicely and I am pleased with the progress. I figured this could be his birthday vest instead, which is next month. I am hoping the spring-like temps are still around and that summer doesn't arrive early so that he can wear it comfortably.

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I am already planning my next knitting project! My mom and I went on a little road trip last week to the Amish Country. I always find such wonderful things when we visit there! Like this yummy yarn!! It is 100% Alpaca {my favorite!!} and oh so yummy soft!! And the color...oh how I just love this shade of green. {although my camera is making it look more lime green that what it actually is...} I bought this skein in hopes of turning it into a lovely shawl for my aunt for her birthday at the end of May. If anyone has any shawl patterns that they could recommend, I would greatly appreciate it. I have a few saved on Ravelry, but none that I have my heart set on yet!

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I finished reading both The Peach Keeper and We'll Always Have Summer. Both were fairly quick reads that I enjoyed immensely! I am now reading The Secret Life of a Fool which I must finish today! I need to have my review of the book posted tomorrow on my blog! {psst...the review also includes a giveaway, so make sure to come back tomorrow and check it out!!}

Heading out to the doctors this morning then an Easter egg hunt with the kids tonight at church!! Expecting another beautiful spring day!! Happy Yarn Along Day!!


Linking up once again with Ginny!! 




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"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33

11 comments:

  1. I agree that alpaca yarn is divine!!

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  2. Great progress on the vest, and that color yarn is so pretty! I need to get my needles clacking again :)

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    1. Thanks Aurie!! I wish we lived closer to one another so we could have knitting nights together! :)

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  3. Alpaca is so nice to knit with. Yours looks incredibly soft-- what about http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scarf-with-no-name or http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/april-showers-scarf and your vest is coming along nicely!

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    1. Thank you so much for the shawl recommendations! Looking them up now! :)

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  4. Very nice! Make sure to show the finished piece:)

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    1. Thank you! I will most definitely have a Yarn Along post all about the vest when it is finished! :)

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  5. My parents own a whole herd of alpacas. So we have lots of alpaca yarn! It is such a joy to knit with. You asked for shawl pattern recommendations. I just finished LaLa's Simple Shawl (it was very easy and came out very nice) and on my needles right now is Springtime Bandit (that one took a little thought to get started, but once you get going it is quite simple). Both of those patterns are on Ravelry. Good luck!

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    1. Oh how I would LOVE to own some Alpaca's!! Thank you for the shawl recommendations! :)

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  6. the vest is looking good! the peach keeper...i think that is my second fave or s.a.allen's books ;-)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Yarn Along {6}

What a successful week this has been! I made wonderful progress with Caleb's Vest. Taking my time and relaxing worked! It still will not be done for Easter, but it is moving along quite nicely and I am pleased with the progress. I figured this could be his birthday vest instead, which is next month. I am hoping the spring-like temps are still around and that summer doesn't arrive early so that he can wear it comfortably.

Photobucket


I am already planning my next knitting project! My mom and I went on a little road trip last week to the Amish Country. I always find such wonderful things when we visit there! Like this yummy yarn!! It is 100% Alpaca {my favorite!!} and oh so yummy soft!! And the color...oh how I just love this shade of green. {although my camera is making it look more lime green that what it actually is...} I bought this skein in hopes of turning it into a lovely shawl for my aunt for her birthday at the end of May. If anyone has any shawl patterns that they could recommend, I would greatly appreciate it. I have a few saved on Ravelry, but none that I have my heart set on yet!

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I finished reading both The Peach Keeper and We'll Always Have Summer. Both were fairly quick reads that I enjoyed immensely! I am now reading The Secret Life of a Fool which I must finish today! I need to have my review of the book posted tomorrow on my blog! {psst...the review also includes a giveaway, so make sure to come back tomorrow and check it out!!}

Heading out to the doctors this morning then an Easter egg hunt with the kids tonight at church!! Expecting another beautiful spring day!! Happy Yarn Along Day!!


Linking up once again with Ginny!! 




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"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33

11 comments:

  1. I agree that alpaca yarn is divine!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great progress on the vest, and that color yarn is so pretty! I need to get my needles clacking again :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Aurie!! I wish we lived closer to one another so we could have knitting nights together! :)

      Delete
  3. Alpaca is so nice to knit with. Yours looks incredibly soft-- what about http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scarf-with-no-name or http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/april-showers-scarf and your vest is coming along nicely!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for the shawl recommendations! Looking them up now! :)

      Delete
  4. Very nice! Make sure to show the finished piece:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I will most definitely have a Yarn Along post all about the vest when it is finished! :)

      Delete
  5. My parents own a whole herd of alpacas. So we have lots of alpaca yarn! It is such a joy to knit with. You asked for shawl pattern recommendations. I just finished LaLa's Simple Shawl (it was very easy and came out very nice) and on my needles right now is Springtime Bandit (that one took a little thought to get started, but once you get going it is quite simple). Both of those patterns are on Ravelry. Good luck!

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    Replies
    1. Oh how I would LOVE to own some Alpaca's!! Thank you for the shawl recommendations! :)

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  6. the vest is looking good! the peach keeper...i think that is my second fave or s.a.allen's books ;-)

    ReplyDelete

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