Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yarn Along


Looks like the same hat as last week, doesn’t it? It’s not. It‘s a new one, with the same yarn. It unfolded in the car, not sure how, there was a bump and then a whole bunch of stitches off my needles. Yikes! I tried to get them all back on, but didn’t succeed. I tried to undo a few rows to see if I could pick it all up again, nope.

So on Friday night, I sat ever so quietly, closed my eyes and frogged it...and then cast on to start again.

So, as you can see this weekend, with quite a bit of rain in our neck of the woods I was able to knit a little bit and pretty much get back to where I was last week. Which means by next week this hat will be done, I promise.

On the reading front, my issue of Taproot arrived in the mail on Friday, so I delved into it this weekend and so far I am really enjoying it.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

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Linking up with Nicole over at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On

Linking up with Ginny over at Small Things for Yarn Along.

34 comments:

  1. I'm kind of sad that you had to start over. But sometimes you have to do it all over again to be happy. I'm always amazed at how fast it can unknit :!

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    1. Me too, but really I am happier starting over than handing off something I am not proud of making. Oh I know, way to fast on the unknitting.

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  2. I keep seeing references to Taproot on YA posts... I feel like I am missing out on a gem...
    Frogging, it sucks :-(

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    1. Yes it does! And you should check it out, great magazine.

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  3. Taproot - I keep seeing it everywhere and I am so intrigued! It's so nice meeting you.

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    1. Wonderful to meet you too! And do check it out, you won't regret it.

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  4. Ouch Kim, I know that hurt as I did the same thing on Friday with my shawl. Oh well, knitting is a process right?
    I have my issue of Taproot, but haven't opened it yet. I am 'saving it' for when I get my paper work finished. I detest paperwork and need some kind of motivation.
    Have a great yarn along day.

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    1. Yes it is Tracey :) Taproot is definitely great motivation.

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  5. I consumed my Taproot in one sitting while camping. Inhale and it was gone!
    Lovely color of smokey blue you're working with.

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    1. It is sooo good this time, loving it. Even my hubby has taken a peek at it.

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  6. Oh dear, the perils of knitting in the car!

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    1. I know...at least it didn't scare me off, I was knitting in the car on Sunday :)

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  7. The unknitting happens much faster than the knitting, doesn't it? :) I'm not knitting anything right now, but hope to get started on a blanket or sweater for our september-due baby in the next couple of weeks. Also, I've been enjoying the latest Taproot as well and just devoured it yesterday afternoon. I really wish more publications like that existed.

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    1. Oh so do I Sara.

      And yes, the unknitting is happens way to fast :)

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  8. I have had to frog a lot lately.... for me it has been the fact that if I make more than a little mistake, I can never figure out how to fix it up. I feel like I need a class on undoing knitting mistakes!
    It looks like you have made some pretty good progress, especially for your 2nd time around!

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  9. I've been reading A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent LIfe (for me). Also the very last chapters in On the Banks of Plum Creek and Swedish Fairytails (for Audrey). And Busy, Busy Monkeys for the billionth time (for Gray).

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    1. Oh your book sounds awesome, will have to check it out.

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  10. Yeah you got it!! Such a lovely issue.

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    1. Yes it finally arrived on Friday...I did a little happy dance when Justin brought it in from the mailbox, he wasn't quite sure why I was so happy.

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  11. Oh! So sorry you had to frog...it's so frustrating. Isn't this issue of Taproot divine? It really is just a feast for the eyes and mind.

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    1. Yes it is, but once it was done and I cast on again, all was good. And totally agree it is lovely!

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  12. Hi Kim,

    Thanks for stopping by on Elisa's Nature Walk! I am waiting for the new Taproot to arrive in Portland - I loved the first edition and cannot wait for the second! We've had almost two weeks of rain here (it felt like a monsoon at times!) but finally the sun in peeking out - hopefully my garden will perk up now that the sun has made it's appearance!

    I've been working on knitting a quilt for my bed ... and I'm still working on it 6 months later. I think I need to get it finished!

    Warmly,
    Kelly

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    1. Hope your issue arrives soon Kelly. And that the sunshine finds you too. A quilt sounds like a lot of work, good luck on getting it finished, hope you will share photos.

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  13. I have a almost completed sweater sitting in a bag that needs to be frogged, it is truly heartbreaking.
    On the reading front, I have just started to read through some of the Teaching Form Drawing from our Christopherus homeschooling curriculum. I can not believe I am looking at grade 1 material right now, how the heck did this happen!

    Happy knitting, I love the colour.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I hope my nephew likes the colour too!

      Yikes on the frogging, that would be a tough one.

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  14. glad the unknitting and reknitting has/is going well!

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  15. so sorry to hear about the oopsy with your knitting but am glad you've made so much progress this time around (and hopefully the last time around!). my taproot showed up last week and i've already read it cover to cover...it doesn't disappoint!

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    1. I finished it up last night, loved it all. Such a great magazine.

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  16. Oh, that frogging is so tough! Sounds like you're taking it all in stride, though. I too am enjoying the latest Taproot!

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  17. frogging is the pits! glad to see you had some down time to get going on the hat again though! my frogging is usually the result of little "helping" hands :)

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    1. It is Heather, but on the bright side, I love to knit, so I guess it evens out :)

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