Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yarn Along




It has been another busy knitting week. I am feeling a little bit of excitement as I close in on the end of the Christmas knitting, or at least I think I am near the end. There is always that extra something that needs to be knit up at the last minute, hopefully that won't happen this year.

This week the little Milo I have been working on came off the needles and I love it! It is just lovely and perfect for the little girl who will wear it soon.

The scarf I started last week is still on the go and I started another cowl, which I hope to finish up this evening.

I am slowly looking at the list to see what has to be knit up next. I definitely want to get a new scarf and hat knit up for Reece to celebrate the Winter Solstice. After that it is time to knit something for myself, and I think a pair of fingerless gloves will fit the bill perfectly. Anyone got a favourite pattern they want to share?

On the reading front, it has been all doula reading. I have a ton of it to do and am slowly making my way through it.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining in with Ginny and Nicole.

34 comments:

  1. Oooh! All lovely as always :) Wish knitted as fast and productively as you :)

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    1. Thanks Renee. I am really not that fast, but I do get in lots of late night knitting :)

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  2. the milo is so sweet! and i love that orangey-yarn for the cowl--so warm looking!

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  3. Favorite mitt pattern-fetching! With added repeats of the cables at the cuff and palm. I just wrote out my list of knits to be for Christmas. I think I am on target.

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    1. Thanks Karen, I will look it up. Nice work on the Christmas planning :)

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  4. I love the color of that Milo! The color of the cowl is like the leaves you sent me. Lovely!

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  5. What?! You're almost done with Christmas knitting?? You are my hero. I love all of these projects - that pink/purple yarn is wonderful!

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    1. Yup, pretty close and loving every minute of it :) Thank you.

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  6. I love, love, love the purple Milo! My knitting and reading have stalled since I returned to work last week, so it is especially nice to live vicariously through your lovely projects!

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  7. That Milo is perfect for a little girl! Isn't a great feeling to see that pile of knitted wonderfulness grow? It's very satisfying.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. And yes I totally agree, seeing the pile of hand knits grow is amazing, I will be sad to give it all away.

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  8. What a lot of knitting you've got going on - I need to get my needles clicking!

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  9. Beautiful knits! I think my Christmas will be done in time for next Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Kate. Good luck with the knitting :)

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  10. Wow, I'm impressed! You must be a super quick knitter. :) I love the little vest, I'm determined to knit one for each of my kids soon...if only there were more hours in the day.

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    1. Not really that quick, just lots of late night knitting :) I could use a few more hours in my day too :)

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  11. Loving all your Milos! This pattern was on my shortlist of ones to try for a vest for Silas. I'm so inspired by your dedication to getting your handmade Christmas gifts done early!

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    1. Thanks Courtney. It is really a selfish act getting it all done early...it means I get to sit back and relax in December :)

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  12. lovely knitting kim, i'm glad you are making something for yourself too, have you knit 'fetching' yet? it's a fun pattern for mitts!

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    1. Thanks Lori, I have not tried Fetching yet, but Karen recommended it too, so I will have to take a look.

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  13. Very pretty knitting. I was supposed to start Christmas knitting months ago. I'm way behind. Stopping in from yarn along.

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  14. I love the purply colors...they are so bright and cheerful...man do I wish I was almost done with Christmas knitting!

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  15. It's all so beautiful. I'm impressed by how much knitting you are able to complete. I have only made one pair of fingerless gloves (my first knitting project in a class) and the link is here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SarbearMcGee/susies-reading-mitts

    They were a bit tricky for me back then as a new knitter, but I'm sure they would be a piece of cake for you. :)

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    1. Thanks Sara, and thanks for the link, they look lovely.

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