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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, October 1, 2014

Snippets of Yarns.


Just completed this lovely hat, using a gorgeous silk/merino handspun which I bought in Skye. A great quick knit, which I actually finished in a single evening!


Because, you know, I am not renowned for my speedy knitting, or crocheting skills. Witness the Bullseye blanket, begun at the beginning of summer - the pile of circles has grown v e r y  s l o w l y. Still, I am almost ready to start squaring them off in dark brown now, I have run out of some of the colours, and I want to make 4 of each, so need to order those. Not sure about the fawny/grey colour though. Might change that - decisions, decisions.  Meanwhile the Ripple blanket is still unfinished, the odd stripe or two being added when the notion takes me, and a summer shawl languishes in a basket for another season..


Never mind. I have, this very day, cast on  the Annabel cardigan, using the grey Rowan Purelife aran, that I bought specifically for this project. Well - it's what we do... :)


I've no books currently on the go right now - other than Stuart Little, which I am reading to James at bedtime, and various magazines, but I am listening to We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. I do like her writing, and this is a good one. 

Lots of little bits this week - joining in with Ginny forYarn Along. 




10 comments:

  1. I enjoy listening to books-it's rare that I sit down and read one for any length of time, but I can listen to one as I go about my day. I'm crocheting a blanket for a grandson due to make his appearance in December. If I continue true to form, he'll get it sometime around his first or second birthday!

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  2. Beautiful hat, the yarn looks delightful. Loving the colours for the blanket.

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  3. From Margie in Toronto - lovely hat - love the colours. I remember when I was small and my mother was knitting that she would have me wind wool around a cardboard circle to make the pom poms - am I remembering that correctly?
    Audio books just fit the bill perfectly at times - enjoy.

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  4. Love the hat, and the blanket colours are gorgeous!!

    God bless.

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  5. Today I finished my first ever pair of socks. They are too large, but I am wearing them anyway. Started second pair, can't wait to have a drawer full.

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  6. I love the hat and the Rowan aran is gorgeous! I wish I could listen to books - I find I get very sleepy!

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  7. I love the Annabel Cardigan pattern and have been wanting to cast on another one for my winter season. Great yarn you are using, very, very pretty!

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  8. Love the hat....I've only ever done scarves. May get my needles out and try a hat. Quite sure it will take me more than a day tho!

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  9. Jacqui, you've got such beautiful yarns on and just off your needles. Tweedy yarns always appeal to me.

    Isn't Stuart Little a marvelous story? It was read to me when I was a child in Virginia. Now I live very close to some of the book's memorable scenes...like Stuart's sailing adventure. Somewhere way back in my blogging I know there are photographs of that model boat pond in Central Park.

    I wonder...do you think your son would want me to take a picture of what the pond is like these days...with its remote-controlled boats. I'd be happy to take some pictures and email them to you.

    xo

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