Yarn Along – April


Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading
and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Ginny begins her blog, Small Things,
on the First Wednesday of the month.

February’s work in progress
Moods of Change, Frank O’Randle
I restarted it in February
and ran out of yarn,
ordered yarn on line,
purchased yarn at my favorite yarn shop
Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts
Acquired all year and continued
going around and around
row after row

until row 71 on March 31.

I’m using a bulky yarn;
so this Mood is getting very heavy.
81 total rounds – goal to finish in April!

I’ve been listening to:
Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson.
Publisher’s summary:
The message of Hold Me Tight is simple:
‘Forget about learning how to argue better,
analyzing your early childhood,
making grand romantic gestures,
or experimenting with new sexual positions.
Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship
by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to
and dependent on your partner in much the same way
that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection.’

Having the attitude,
I can do it,
I don’t really need any one,
Asking for help is weak
has hindered me in making
the attachments I really desire.
This book is helping me learn to ask and accept.

A Bible based version, Created for Connection,
is available,
I heard of this version first.

To see what others are making and reading, click here.

Yarn Along – February


What is ‘Yarn Along’?
Yarn Along is a place at Ginny’s blog where Knitters meet
(Crocheters are welcome, too)
to share all the wonderful projects being worked on,
finished,
frogged, (ripped out all the hard work)
learned from and cried over.
These dear people also share what they are reading,
or like me are listening to,
adding a bit of the story line
or a provoking thought.
(I haven’t been able to read and knit/crochet at the same time.
Sometimes I can’t even talk and knit/crochet at the same time.)

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading
and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Ginny begins her blog, Small Things,
on the First Wednesday of the month.

TA-DA
Ripple for Travis is finished!
Approximately 48 inches X 80 inches
nice size for a 6 foot + son-in-law.

Next Project in the Time Out pile.
Moods of Change by Frank O’Randle
What I found!

After checking everything out,
trying to figure out where I left off
AND what size hook I was using,
I decided to start all over!

Begin
February 6, 2018
I like the pattern,
the repetitions are make sense
and are easy to follow.

Row 20 completed at 1:30 am 2/8/2018
about 24 inches across.

Sporadically, reading

from the back cover:
Boundaries in Marriage helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage
–and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation and intimacy you both long for.

I’m hoping to learn how to be a better partner in my marriage.

Linking with Ginny’s yarn Along @ Small Things

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Yarn Along – Feather and Fan

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~ This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

Feather and Fan or Old Shale pattern is an easy
yet not a boring pattern to knit.
I  love the way it finishes.
I started this on in December, 2016
and finished it last week.
I was hoping for last Wednesday
so I could tell you about it,
but late at night I knew I’d never make it.

I borrowed Old Shale tablecloth pattern.
I love circle afghans.
I think I’ll do this one again someday.

Ravelry notes

I am trying a very NEW thing for me –
ONLY ONE knitting/crocheting project at a time.

Next WIP to complete is this beatiful orange/brown
Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle,
approved by Buster.

Ravelry notes

Currently listening to Unspoken by Dee Henderson

I’m joining with other knitters/crochetiers here.

Yarn Along – Climbing Out of the Bog

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~ This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

 

In the two weeks since I showed you
my ‘climbing out of the knitting bog’ project;

I have not knit every day

I have added 16 rows.

16 rows doesn’t sound like much,
but I add 24 stitches for every 4-row repeat,
one row of pattern 3 rows of knitting even.
I have almost knitted 3 skeins of yarn.
At the end of the third skein
I’ll increase the size of my needles from 7 to 8
as the pattern indicates to open up the lace a little.
My wad of afghan is approximately 36 inches across
on circular needles it’s a little hard to measure.

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Old shale lace

Ravelry notes

 

Listening to Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen.
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from Fantasticfiction =
As Charlotte drew closer to the looming grey edifice that was to become her temporary home, she could not help but notice the secretive shuttered windows. Then she noticed the milkweeds….

Even a proper vicar’s daughter can make a mistake–and now Charlotte Lamb must pay a high price for her fall. To avoid the prying eyes of all who know her, she hides herself away in London’s forbidding “Milkweed Manor,” a place of mystery and lore, of old secrets and new birth.

But once there, she comes face to face with a suitor from her past–a man who now hides secrets of his own. Both are determined, with God’s help, to protect those they love. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.

Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.

Happy Knitting!

Yarn Along – Enjoying the Season

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~ This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

What do you call a ‘yarn bog’?

I have been in a yarn bog during most of 2016.
Nothing ‘yarny’ seems interesting.
All yarn gets moved out of sight.
Even the guilt of WIP’s couldn’t raise its head.

I got a yarn tug mid year and bought a couple skeins,
but ‘plop’ back down I went.

Then in December while house/dog/cat sitting for my son
this little inch-worm of a yarn thought showed up.
I got an idea for a knitting yarny project.
I bought some yarn.
I knew I didn’t like using
because there is no stitch definition.

When I first started knitting I used a lot of this yarn.
I loved knitting.
But not too sure of how my stitches looked.
As I knitted more and learned more about patterns,
I wanted to see my knitting.
I enjoyed hearing “oh, did you knit that”

So I returned what yarn hadn’t been used.
I took a dive in the stash shed and
found white yarn purchased for ____________?
I started a afghan in bulky yarn
using a pattern for a tablecloth
in the old shale pattern.
I’m on row 66 and only had to rip out 5 rows
somewhere in the 40’s.

jan-3-2017-white-yarnI have a helper.

Not sure if I’m out of the bog,
but I enjoying this season of knitting.

Ravelry notes

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Yarn Along – Surf’s Up!

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

So . . . as I’m trying to get back into yarny things.
I’m working on WIP’s.

aug 17 sweet baby family
One more block of this pretty was finished last night,
3 Granny Squares DONE – 9 blocks to go!
Linking with Ravelry

How can I do yarny stuff with out starting a NEW shawl.
Thanks to whoever was working on this last week, Love it!
surfRavelry link SURF

Linking with Ginny

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Yarn Along – Flowers Hot Pad

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

So . . . as I’m trying to get back into yarny things.
I’m working on WIP’s.

Hot pad, Flowers Dishcloth, I started in June, 2015

June 26, Twete

Front finished.
May, flowers a

Back in progress.
May, flowers2

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All done!

Ravelry link

Reading the third and last book, ‘The Heirloom’ in the Allcott Legacy series
Listening to the 1st book, ‘Leah’s Choice’ in the Pleasant Valley series.

Joining Ginny.

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Yarn Along – Time for a Happy Dance

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

My happy dance begins with a finished project!

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Started in May, 2015,
Worked on diligently, until decrease.
I struggled with wrapping my head
around where to stop the row and
putting everything in time out for about 4 months.

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Linked to ravelry

Remember that cute sox yarn?

sox

I haven’t forgotten everything about knitting yet.

Still reading, ‘The Masterpiece’ book 2 of Alcott Legacy series, Maryann Minatra.

Listening to ‘Undetected’ by Dee Henderson

Linking with Lisa and Yarn Along

Yarn Along – Pretties

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

I found a pattern ‘Cups and Saucers by Ravelry’s BluebirdStitches. I had to try it. This is my start.

P1080432I love the colors. I’m using Caron ‘Soft solids’

aug 17 sweet baby family

Still reading ‘Touching the clouds’ by Bonnie Leon and fitting in piecing quilt tops, finished one yesterday.

Linking with Ginnie and others here

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Yarn Along – Easily Distracted

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

sept 6. trisha pinwheel 001 Knitting away on this ruffle –
I have 3 sections to ruffle.

March 5 002 One quarter of my quilt was sewn together this week.

March 5 004 What can I say. . .
when an unfaithful knitter/crocheter/quilter
finds a new pattern . . .
She just has to try it!

I haven’t used Homespun for a while because it doesn’t showcase the stitches I’ve worked so hard to make. but I have these 8 skeins purchased for another circle afghan that were pouting in the stash shed because they were being ignored and I had to try a new to me pattern. (Actually I tried the pattern in dishcloth cotton{it was close} and THE pattern begged to be crocheted up right now!) So this new project is really not my fault, is it?

Pattern – Corner to Corner Throw, Red Heart pattern, LW1595 by Catherine Watson.
The pattern starts with one shell in the corner grows diagonally to half size;
then decreases back to one shell, then add a shell/scalloped edge.

Ravelry link

Listening to the last book in the Shepherd’s Heart, Spring Meadow Sanctuary, Lynnette Bonner, light and easy listening.

I’m linking my post with Ginny and her Yarn Along.

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Yarn Along – Flipped Out?

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Feb 26 3.5 sections to go
Knit 12 stitches,
6 stitches back and forth,
9 stitches back and forth,
6 stitches back and forth,
11 stitches the with the 12th pick up stitch on the afghan.
ONLY 4 and one half sections to go!

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Don’t you love how Facebook randomly posts?
This one is a winner.
These Flip flops are destined to be key fobs.
I couldn’t find the link for the pattern,
here is her Facebook page;
if you are into crocheted baby shoes –
you might find one you can’t resist
https://www.facebook.com/maki.rucni.rad

Feb 26 half squares
A new quilt in the planning,
no name and no designated recipient

Feb 24 catch up 051
Making a bunch of half-square triangles,
no I haven’t counted exactly how many
because changes sometimes occur.

I listening to Lynnette Bonner’s series A Shepherd’s Heart   Just finished book 1.

Joining Ginny and other ‘fiber fondlers’ here.

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Yarn Along – Finished Quilts and a little Knitting

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Wow!
My last post with “Yarn Along” was July last year –
zip. . . .there went another day.

Then I posted picture of a quilt in process.
I finished that quilt for Jayden
and one for her brother, Jacoby
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Jan 23 jacoby  2

I also made quilts for the Farmer’s brother and his wife.
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nov 25 darrel 008

And one more commissioned quilt as a Christmas gift:

nov 25 darrel 013All were long-arm quilted by my daughter at
Quilt’m by Sunshine Designs.

So, again, not a lot of knitting going on.
I knit a few ‘Grandmother’s Favorite’ dishcloths,
’cause I can do those with out thinking.

I also knit a red shawlette, but it is not blocked
and there are no pictures.

BUT, I have been adding a ruffle to this circle afghan.sept 6. trisha pinwheel 001Oh, dear, this picture dated 9/2013!

Jan 28 ruffle Oh, well, I’ll just knitting away on these 12 stitches
with a 8 row repeat.

Lite reading, Debbie Macomber’s Rose Harbor in Bloom.

Joining with Ginny and patient knitters.

Yarn Along – Snowball in the 30’s

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Again this week  –  NO KNITTING!

But I did get 4 rows of this quilt “Snowball in the 30″s” put together.

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Just 2 more rows to go.

This quilt is for my great-niece, Jayden.

 

Joining with Ginny and patient knitters.

Yarn Along – Just a Little Knitting

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

For various reasons, my knitting has been patiently waiting and rolling their eyes. I was ignoring everything that needed a hook or needles, except this very simple diagonal scarf. I only had to think twice on the right side row and not at all on the wrong side.  I just didn’t think I could handle more.

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june25 yan along 002Very quiet colors for my very tired mind.

For some reason this old  project called out very loud. I heard and dug out the pieces of this English paper-piecing project. I can’t remember when I started it, but I do remember working on it in 2007. My version of a Grandmother’s Flower Garden using reproduction 30’s fabrics.

june25 yan along 005Paper hexagons, fabric square pinned on, then trimmed to 1/4 inch from paper. The fabric edges are folded over the paper and basted to the paper.

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I first made ‘flowers.’
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Then I added ‘leaves’ around the flowers. The sunny yellow will connect all the flower units
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I have a along way to go until this is big enough for my bed.

I hope the knitters and crocheters don’t mind a little quilting visiting ‘Yarn Along’ today.
If you want to see others’ neat stuff, click here.

Yarn Along – Re-Knits and Gifts

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

My wish wasn’t as I wished!
nove 6  redo 001It wasn’t as full as I like.
My favorite yarn shop, Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts’
(be sure to visit if you are ever in the Sacramento area) guru
suggested adding a wedge panel to each front edge.
he adding has begun.

Gingko Crescent was a disappointment also,
not the pattern but my tight knitting;
which I find strange because I usually knit very loose.
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So frogged, and began again with larger needles,
being conscious of my tension and adding beads.

Susie’s Coffee I LOVE IT!
oct 28 20131028_131647Blocking –  together now   ….ooooooooh

oct 28 20131028_131238….aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

nove 6 suzi - hugs 001and hanging on the trellis

Birthday hug from my daughter

nove 6 suzi - hugs 004Birthday in August, but just took pictures

nove 6 suzi - hugs 005I love it!
I don’t know the name of the pattern

nove 6 suzi - hugs 006It’s full and flowing and wraps around like a hug,
That’s the best kind of shawl, I think.

I been re-listening to Dee Henderson’s the O’Mallay series while knitting.

Today I’m joining Tami’ WIP (works in progress) as Ginny at Yarn along gave birth to a baby boy this week.

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