Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yarn Along {8}

This week has gone by so quickly! I cannot believe it is Wednesday already and I am sitting here writing out yet another Yarn Along post! However, this has just as quickly become my favorite day! I look forward to browsing at all the wonderful blogs of fellow yarn alongers for not only knitting inspiration, but wonderful book recommendations as well!

Like this lovely read - A Knitter's Home Companion. After hearing so many of you say how wonderful of a book it was, I requested it at the library and could not wait to get my hands on it. I went out yesterday morning to pick it up and immediately began reading through it and falling in love. The stories, the patterns, the recipes - what a great, little, book! I was instantly hooked, so much so, that I came home and ordered myself, as well as a friend, a copy! I especially like the review quote from the front of the book and find it very fitting - "This is a charming and utterly alluring book that makes you want to cook and knit and have a little chat about the kids." ~ Jane Smiley.


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I'm also still reading Firefly Lane, but it is really slow going for me and I'm having a hard time getting pulled into it. I am about halfway through and will continue, because I do not like leaving a book unfinished, but I am really hoping it gets better, soon!

The Oaklet Shawl is coming along great! I am so excited that I am so close to be doing done! I will most likely finish this with plenty of time left to get started on another one for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day! And this yarn...oh my! It is just perfect! I only wish I would have bought more than one skein. Actually, because I only bought just the one skein, I am having to do the border in another color. This skein will only be enough for the body of the shawl. Thankfully my LYS had some gorgeous 100% Alpaca available which I found in a lovely cream color that I think will knit up into a lovely border! I don't ever mind an excuse to buy more yarn!


Linking up once again with Ginny!




"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." ~ Proverbs 16:3







11 comments:

  1. Ok you've convinced me to order the book from the library! So many people have been reading it and I haven't put it on hold due to the fact I already have 20 on hold (all from yarn along posts!). This is one of my favorite days of the week too! I love seeing what everyone is knitting and reading (my ravelry queue is also growing by leaps and bounds!!)

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  2. I am ordering my copy of the KNitters today! Everyone has such good reviews for it -- I think it is high time I catch on:) A shawl-wow! I can not wait to see the FO! The color is beautiful!

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  3. OK...I'm off to see if our library has this book. Wednesday is one of my favorite days too. Love seeing everyone's work. Can't wait to see your finished shawl :)

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  4. How FUNNY----I brought home A Knitter's HOme Companion from our library yesterday, too! And like you am totally smitten with it! I love the TUrkish slippers and was ready to dive right in as a quick mindless little project until.....have you read the directions??? Oh, I think I'll learn a bunch from this little pattern. Not mindless by any means!

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  5. I really need to get my hands on that book! ;-)

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  6. hmmm...might have to look into that book.

    the oaklet shawl is a quick knit! i finished mine last night...now i need to get it blocked for next week's yarn along ;-)

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  7. I look forward to seeing the two colors together! I bet it's going to be beautiful!!!

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  8. I've heard a lot about that book, too. Thanks for the rec! Glad to hear your shawl is coming along nicely! Love the green.

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  9. Adding that book to my list. Looking forward to seeing your shawl.

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  10. Looks lovely - and I think I need to add that book to my reading list!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yarn Along {8}

This week has gone by so quickly! I cannot believe it is Wednesday already and I am sitting here writing out yet another Yarn Along post! However, this has just as quickly become my favorite day! I look forward to browsing at all the wonderful blogs of fellow yarn alongers for not only knitting inspiration, but wonderful book recommendations as well!

Like this lovely read - A Knitter's Home Companion. After hearing so many of you say how wonderful of a book it was, I requested it at the library and could not wait to get my hands on it. I went out yesterday morning to pick it up and immediately began reading through it and falling in love. The stories, the patterns, the recipes - what a great, little, book! I was instantly hooked, so much so, that I came home and ordered myself, as well as a friend, a copy! I especially like the review quote from the front of the book and find it very fitting - "This is a charming and utterly alluring book that makes you want to cook and knit and have a little chat about the kids." ~ Jane Smiley.


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I'm also still reading Firefly Lane, but it is really slow going for me and I'm having a hard time getting pulled into it. I am about halfway through and will continue, because I do not like leaving a book unfinished, but I am really hoping it gets better, soon!

The Oaklet Shawl is coming along great! I am so excited that I am so close to be doing done! I will most likely finish this with plenty of time left to get started on another one for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day! And this yarn...oh my! It is just perfect! I only wish I would have bought more than one skein. Actually, because I only bought just the one skein, I am having to do the border in another color. This skein will only be enough for the body of the shawl. Thankfully my LYS had some gorgeous 100% Alpaca available which I found in a lovely cream color that I think will knit up into a lovely border! I don't ever mind an excuse to buy more yarn!


Linking up once again with Ginny!




"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." ~ Proverbs 16:3







11 comments:

  1. Ok you've convinced me to order the book from the library! So many people have been reading it and I haven't put it on hold due to the fact I already have 20 on hold (all from yarn along posts!). This is one of my favorite days of the week too! I love seeing what everyone is knitting and reading (my ravelry queue is also growing by leaps and bounds!!)

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  2. I am ordering my copy of the KNitters today! Everyone has such good reviews for it -- I think it is high time I catch on:) A shawl-wow! I can not wait to see the FO! The color is beautiful!

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  3. OK...I'm off to see if our library has this book. Wednesday is one of my favorite days too. Love seeing everyone's work. Can't wait to see your finished shawl :)

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  4. How FUNNY----I brought home A Knitter's HOme Companion from our library yesterday, too! And like you am totally smitten with it! I love the TUrkish slippers and was ready to dive right in as a quick mindless little project until.....have you read the directions??? Oh, I think I'll learn a bunch from this little pattern. Not mindless by any means!

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  5. I really need to get my hands on that book! ;-)

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  6. hmmm...might have to look into that book.

    the oaklet shawl is a quick knit! i finished mine last night...now i need to get it blocked for next week's yarn along ;-)

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  7. I look forward to seeing the two colors together! I bet it's going to be beautiful!!!

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  8. I've heard a lot about that book, too. Thanks for the rec! Glad to hear your shawl is coming along nicely! Love the green.

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  9. Adding that book to my list. Looking forward to seeing your shawl.

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  10. Looks lovely - and I think I need to add that book to my reading list!

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