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I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to let go of the blog. I am in a different place now and I need the space to work through a great many things. I intend to keep the archives up for a time, although I have removed the comment function.
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J xxx

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Yarn Along


First time in ages back on Yarn Along. I have been busy with other things in the summer, but a couple of yarny projects have been happening, a hat, hairband, couple of baby gifts completed and a crochet bag is almost done. Just now, though - last minute Christmas gifts in progress - elving, as they say in the best blog circles ;-)
I am knitting a balaclava for John - making the bottom ribbing extra long to cope with the Winter gales we get herabouts. Using Stylecraft Lifestyle Aran - a wool acrylic blend, to give it some stretch without losing shape, and also so it wont be too itchy.  Nothing worse than an scratchy balaclava, I imagine. Oh - and it's red, so I can spot him with his orange jacket as he goes about the fields. I have a hat, fingerless gloves, mittens and crochet flowered hairbands in the pipeline too.

Reading - well - loving  Tasha Tudor's Take Joy right now. Just the most Christmassy book in the world.  Also - as we are expecting our own Christmas birth - reading up on calving in The Family Cow Handbook. Hope Fiona has read it too!


And, since I mentioned gales, we have been enjoying days of calm, still, beautiful weather this week, but I hear the winds are due to return at the weekend, so lets enjoy it while we can.

Happy Elving - and be sure to visit Ginny for Yarn Along - check out her wonderful giving giveaway too. xxx

12 comments:

  1. love the header! Beautiful yarn you are working with and festive. Anything Tasha Tudor is worth reading again and again and again!

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  2. lovely to see you back on yarn along again! I had a balaclava as a kid, and you're right, nothing worse than an itchy one - i'm off them for life!

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  3. Love, love, love Tasha Tudor. When I grow up, ;), I want to be just like her! I currently am knitting my husband the most beautiful scarf that I have ever done. Easy stitch too, the mistake stitch!

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  4. I love that bright beautiful red! You'll be able to spot him a mile off. I am loving the new header. You live in such a beautiful area.

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  5. You caught a perfect moment and turned it into a wonderful header, it's beauiful.
    I love the red you are using to spot your soul mate, I may have to borrow that idea so I can spot my Mike.
    Hey, do you want me to send you a jar of marshmellow cream so you can make Divinity?

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  6. I also want to mention your header. It is so beautiful and quite a moment captured! Tasha Tudor does seem just right for the holidays. And red is so perfect to keep him warm and visible. Enjoy your day.

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  7. Love your yarn choice! Cosy. Off to look up the Tasha Tudor book! xx

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  8. What a beautiful photo of the stag! And of the still, still, harbour. Your knitting looks great. And you're the second person to mention Tasha Tudor's Christmas book today! Hmmm...

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  9. Love the header picture - wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Tony. I don't think it is the one in your freezer :-)

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  10. oh the elves have been busy at your house!!! another tasha tudor book I've missed???? how can that be? and I love the header, too,-----but I really really love the sky in that last photo! what a beautiful piece of the world you live in!

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  11. Can't believe I missed the wedding news! The knitting or should I say elving is looking good!

    San xx

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