Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yarn Along July 11, 2012

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~ Taken from Ginny's blog

Hello all!  My post this week is short and sweet(I hope). I finished The Giant of Aberdeen County. The ending didn't satisfy me as much as I thought it would. But it was a happy ending and she got the guy in the end :)  It was a magical summer read.
With the ending of that book, I got to pick a new one off of my stack! This time I chose a historical fiction novel based on the trek the Mormons took to get to Salt Lake City. It is a very interesting read, True Sisters by Sandra Dallas.
I am still knitting on my shawl. I haven't even gotten to the end of my first ball of wool and the end is coming near. I added my first life line ever! Trickier than I thought it would be. I do think I have frogged more than I have knit. But I don't want to stare at  the Finished Shawl and always look for the imperfection. But maybe that is part of knitting--the inperfections are just like life. Knitting (and life) can be messy, contain imperfections and reflect the sometimes daunting amounts of personal work invested. 
I do think I will add another section of lace and garter stitches to make it longer. I am enjoy knitting it up- much more than I thought. I really am a loose knitter--especially when not knitting in the round....
I have, also, cast on a very quick test knit. An Icord Earflap Hat by Melody's Makings. I am such a big fan of her patterns--they are super quick and always make me feel like a rock star knitter. And I get to knit it in Yummy Malabrigo.  I do think it will go to the Project Stash KAL as soon as I complete it.
I can't wait to catch with everyone and thanks for stopping by. And Happy Wednesday!! I hope your day is full of finished pages and crafting.
I am leaving you with this blog post I stumbled on a couple of days ago....

When negative thoughts and worries creep in "give thanks", your brain will have no room for dark.


  1. I love the yarn you are using for the shawl, it is a yummy colour.

  2. Your shawl looks great! And those hat patterns are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing the link!

  3. Your shawl looks lovely! I can't wait to see it finished. I'm learning to live with imperfections as part of life - because ain't that the truth!

  4. Love the shawl! So pretty. And embracing the imperfections whether in knitting or life just makes it all so much more peaceful.

  5. Your shawl is coming a long nicely!

    I have a few of Sandra Dallas' books on my shelf, but have yet to read any of them! :)

  6. What a pretty shawl. I don't use lifelines much but I really should be doing one on my current Evenstar shawl. They do come in handy!

  7. Lovely shawl! It's going to look fantastic when you're all done. I just started a shawl even though I need to finish a sweater :)

  8. So pretty ... I love the color of your new shawl!

  9. Love the yarn, and your shawl looks great.


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