Yarn Along – Feather and Fan

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~ 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.

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Yarn Along – Climbing Out of the Bog

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~ 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?

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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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Yarn Along — I Like Yarn

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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.

july 3   yarn along 006I finished this one October 9, 2013. No picture yet, it is at my daughter’s, she blocks for me. I love this pattern! I want to make me one, it is a crescent shaped half circle and wraps around me like a hug. What more can I ask for in a shawl. Ravelry link.

oct  23   my wish, ginko, new jane 006“My Wish’ started October 10. I have been very faithfully (for me) knitting on this until Tuesday until I had to babysit 3 girlies under 4 and didn’t want to try beading with six busy hands. I’m having fun with this one. Ravelry link

oct  23   my wish, ginko, new jane 009Gingko Crescent was my choice, plain knitting K2, yo, k, yo edging, BUT I,m using #5 and I think I should use #6. Decisions, decisions Ravelry link

 

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oct  23   my wish, ginko, new jane 003Do you love getting yarn in the mail?
Yarn for Jane Austin Shawl from Literary Knits.

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Yarn Along – Afghans and more

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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. (I’m a day late.)

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Trisha’s baby blanket is finished.
I love the ruffle,
She has three girls, one born Monday.
I’m knitting  three afghans.
I’m not sure who will get which one,
I may let the older girls pick their favorite.

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July 31 006Number 2 – Pinwheel afghan for one of Trisha’s girls.
This is a fun knit.
July 31 010 Number 3 – a favorite afghan, Cuddle wheel,
worked in short rows making 12 pinwheel sections.
I have knit many of these.

July 31 005Summer Flies for Suzanne is knit with Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton,
I like this pattern and the changes in stitches.
I think I would like to knit again in a wool blend of some kind.

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July 31 009 And finally a humble dishcloth,
I love garter stitch,
it is so regular and even and simple.

I’m listening to the first book, Hidden Empire, of the Saga of the Seven Suns by Kevin Anderson. I have the first thee books downloaded. I found out there are nine books in the series, I’m not sure I want to listen to all of them.

Join us at Ginny’s.