Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yarn Along


The Christmas knitting continues on my needles this week, I cast on a basket weave scarf in a manly charcoal grey with a few specs of colour here and there. I can't tell you who this gift is for as there is a pretty good chance they will view this post at some point today, so we will just keep that a secret.

I picked up the other yarn in the picture on the weekend and hopefully will cast on a scarf or cowl. It is also a gift and I can't decide which one this person would like best. I sometimes think a scarf is a little more versatile so am leaning that way, but would love to hear your thoughts.

On the reading front, well you know, doula reading and lots of it. I am really enjoying my doula training, and am looking forward to attending my first birth sometime in the next week or two. It is all so very exciting.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

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

Linking up with Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.

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    1. Thanks! I am not that quick at it so it will take some time, but I love how it looks.

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  2. Love the gray!! I think a scarf is a pretty good idea unless you think a cowl would be worn. I'm not sure how open people are to cowls. First birth sounds like a wonderful experience :)

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    1. Thanks. I think I am leaning towards a scarf, but still not totally sure.

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  3. Wow - that is fast and beautiful knitting! Lovely!

    Great to hear about doula training! Isn't it great learning new skills? I love it :)

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    1. Thanks. And yes, great learning new skills, especially those that allow me to witness the most magical of moments.

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  4. Beautiful! I love the colorful yarn in the background as well. I have so many knitting projects queued up but only so many hours and hands to make them, so for now I'm finishing up a birthday scarf for my mama (for an october birthday) and then starting a couple hats (one for me and one for e). And then the list goes on and on. :) Such an addictive craft.

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    1. Thanks Sara. You are so right, it is very addictive.

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  5. More grey! (Tracey's Annabel is in a lovely grey as well) Cowl vs Scarf - for me it depends on the recipient. I like cowls for mama's with younger children because it can't get pulled off and there's less chance of it getting pulled to tight - out of shape, yes; choking tight, not out of the question, but not so much. That yarn will make a beautiful scarf or cowl.

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    1. I know, I saw that and it is beautiful! I love grey. It is not for a mama, so there are no worries that way.

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  6. What a great scarf! It's a bit difficult to find good man-yarn without getting monochrome, but it looks like you found a winner!

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    1. Thanks! This yarn was a lucky find, wish I had picked up more.

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  7. The basketweave design looks really pretty. I love the yarn in background the colours are gorgeous. I had some similar yarn and made fingerless gloves from it.
    What a wonderful experience to become a doula.
    Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Thanks, I like doing it, but I am a little slow at it. I bet the fingerless gloves looked great in those colours. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. that grey is very nice. personally i think a cowl would be nice, it is a bit "different", more special. is the that autumn looking yarn for the other project? i think it would make a lovely cowl.

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    1. Thanks, and yes that yarn is for the scarf or cowl. I think that is what I like about doing a cowl is that it is a little different, but if it won't get worn I would sooner do a scarf...

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  9. I am knitting Christmas grey too and loving it! Love the scarf Kim and just added it to my list.
    I tried the felted bowls you were knitting and bombed. I have hard well water which evidently make felting difficult to do. I am going to send my bowls to my sister and have her felt them for me.
    Happy knitting.

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    1. I saw, that and it is lovely. Oh that is too bad. We have hard well water here too and it worked out okay. I did have to put it through a few times though. At least you can send them to your sister :)

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  10. Just came across your magical blog! I can't wait to poke around more! Learning to knit is on my bucket list but I am very intimidated. I hope to over come that soon!

    I love that grey...it is beautiful!

    Much Love,
    Alyson w/ peacefulmamma.blogspot.com

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    1. Awe, thanks so much for your kind words. I say hit the yarn shop, buy some gorgeous yarn and needles and go for it. Youtube is a big help, and your local yarn shop most likely has a knitting night and the ladies are always super helpful. Good luck! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  11. I love the basket weave. What a pretty pattern!

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    1. Thanks Taryn, I love it too. I actually tried it about a year ago and couldn't do it, but a year later, my knitting skills are a little better and the basket weave is knitting up very nicely.

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  12. Oh I love waffle patterns, I recently completed a waffle hat that I just adore. This week I'm sharing a sneak peek of the Sunday Sweater I'm test knitting for Ginny. Stop by if you have a moment!

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    1. I am loving it too, first time knitting it. I have already seen the lovely sweater you are knitting, I had no idea it was a test knit for the Sunday Sweater, how wonderful! Can't wait to see it.

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  13. I have always loved basket stitch, it knits up so beautifully :) What a lovely, natural coloured yarn too!

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    1. It does look lovely once it is knit up, I really like it.

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  14. Scarves are great gifts! The flecks of color in the grey scarf are beautiful-- your gift will be appreciated! I love the yarn in the background-- looks like Lion Brand Homespun, which makes the nicest scarves ever!

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    1. Thanks, and yes you are right on the yarn.

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