Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yarn Along


It has been quite a week around here. I am successfully knitting in the round, yay!!! I have also learned the long tail cast on, and quite like it. And I now finally know what “kf&b” means and how to do it. Deciding to cast on the milo was just what I needed to take myself out of my knitting comfort zone and learn a few new things. I am pretty excited about the opportunities this will open up for me in my knitting!!!

So, I have begun my first milo. There are quite a few pregnant mamas in my life right now and I am excited to be knitting up some lovely baby knits for them. This milo, if all goes well, will be the first of four.

One the reading front, doula reading is taking up a large chunk of my reading time, but I did manage to find some time to read this lovely magazine that arrived in the mail on Friday. It is one of my favourites and I really enjoy reading 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.

22 comments:

  1. Milo is a great pattern for a little baby, super choice! Congrats on knitting in the round and knitting front/back- you are a super knitter now!

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    1. Well I am getting there, slowly but surely :)

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  2. glad you are making some knitting progress. Doesn't it feel so great to learn new things on the needles? That magazine looks like a good one..

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    1. It does feel good, I am really excited about all the wonderful knits I can now try :)

      And the magazine is great, one of my favs.

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  3. doesn't it feel good when something finally clicks? i remember cables seemed so daunting and then i decided to teach myself - ha! it's super easy and i have no idea why i was so intimidated ;-)

    good luck on your milo!

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    1. It does feel great! There are cables on the milo, not sure if I will attempt them on this one, maybe the next one.

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  4. Congrats on so much knitting bravery! It is such a wonderful feeling taking on new challenges (and pulling it off :)

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  5. Hi there!

    I found you via Yarn Along and thought I'd say 'hello' - we seem to share a lot of values and interests :)

    Milos - great idea! Isn't knitting on the round fun? I first tried it when I made myself a winter hat - so rewarding!

    Happy knitting :)

    ps - that magazine does look like a good one.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am loving the milo and knitting in the round is amazing, I love it!

      The magazine is awesome!

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  6. Congratulations on tackling some new knitting skills! I purchased the Milo pattern and have been trying to work up the courage to cast on!

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    1. Thanks Victoria. Go for it, the pattern is really easy to follow, everything is well explained and it is a ton of fun. I have used Youtube a bit to learn a few things, and it is all falling into place.

      Good luck!

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  7. Looks beautiful. Lucky little babies...

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  8. Hooray Kim, I knew you could do it! Doesn't it feel so awesome when you learn something new? I hope you have had the best day and I am looking forward to seeing more items fly off your needles.

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    1. It feels amazing Tracey!!!! I had a great day, thanks!

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  9. I love the milo sweaters.
    Good for you getting out of your knitting comfort zone. :) I'm feeling inspired to get out of mine too.

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    1. I am really loving it, can't wait to see it on the baby I am knitting it for.

      I am so happy I did it Taryn, I say go for it and have fun!

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  10. Hi Kim,

    My knitting and reading is here:

    http://julie-beautyintheeveryday.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/yarn-along.html

    Good on you with your knitting. I love the look of your magazine. Enjoy. xxoo

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  11. Isn't it great to learn something new and find out it's not as difficult as we thought it might be? Congrats on your accomplishments!

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