Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yarn Along


I had a friend request fingerless mitts and a cowl last week. Can you guess my response? YES, of course. I love knitting for people who will appreciate the time and effort of handmades as well as the joy I get from creating them. So the fingerless mitts are on the needles, one is done, just finishing up the second one. The lovely purple is for the cowl.

On the reading front, I am working my way through Use Your Words, and really enjoying it. The doula reading will start back up again this week after a little break. It was just the break I needed and now I am ready to get back at it.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining in with Ginny and Nicole

34 comments:

  1. I think that is a friend to keep forever! Aren't you so nice to oblige? I do love that basket that you tote your project in.

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    1. I think so too :) And thank you, I just got it with a few other baskets I ordered. I love it!

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  2. Those colors are sooo pretty. How kind of you... your friend is a lucky gal!
    Thanks for the link. That book looks interesting.
    I am reading Workshops Work by Patricia over at Wonderfarm.
    Knitting more bracelets... they are so fast and fun.

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    1. Thanks Dawn. It is a great book, I highly recommend it.

      I just got Patricia's book in the mail, can't wait to dig into it. Looking forward to you sharing your bracelet pattern with us :)

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  3. I LOOOVE those colors!! I know how girly of me but magenta just makes me feel happy. I need something to carry my knitting in. Especially now that I have three new projects to work on.

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    1. Thanks KC! I have tried a few things to carry my knitting in and this is it, I think. It works perfectly.

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  4. I love your photo! I'm glad you made such great use of the mild weather :) The colors you're using are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! Yes we are enjoying the mild weather, but really hoping winter returns soon.

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  5. Gorgeous colors! Love your basket too. It's always nice to have a friend who is "knit worthy."

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    1. Thanks Melissa. Those are the best kind of friends :)

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  6. What a wonderful bright color! Makes me feel happy!

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  7. What a beautiful photo... the sunshine!!! lovely

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    1. Thanks Jules, and the sunshine has been so lovely, we are really enjoying it.

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  8. Love the colours you have chosen! What a beautiful gift they will be :)

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  9. Oooh lucky friend! And look at those beautiful colours...and sunshine! Gosh - we rarely see the sun around here...

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    1. I know, the sunshine has been amazing. It was pretty grey here for about a week, but the last few days have been amazing.

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  10. You're right, there is nothing like making something for a person that will truly appreciate the gift. If only the days were longer in order to complete more projects and gifts every week...

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  11. You are the best kind of friend Kim, one you loves from the heart and your friend is blessed to have you.
    Is it warm there so you can knit outside? The rest of the US is getting winter weather and I am almost 80 again today, but that is suppose to change soon although I don't think I'll be getting my snow.

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    1. Awe, thanks Tracey. Not warm enough to knit outside, the fingers get cold. We had a ton of snow, but mild weather came in on the weekend and it is all gone. It has been a beautiful week, but really so wrong for this time of year.

      I know my parents don't want snow when they get down there :) They will be there soon.

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  12. Look at that basket in the sun! Such a pretty photograph - and your friend is so lucky!! :)

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    1. Thanks Tess, it was a lovely day here on Tuesday :)

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  13. Beautiful. I was reading Use Your Words as well, but can't even remember much at this point. I'll look forward to cracking it open again when I have the time to really dig in.

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    1. Thanks Sara. I am really enjoying it and learning a lot.

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  14. beautiful happy colors, love the feel good photo kim!

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  15. I just love those colours! What a very lucky friend you have!

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  16. So glad to have found your blog! Your knits are beautiful. And I loved reading about your book. I am a dietitian and mama to two littles. So nice to find a kindred spirit. Blessings to you.

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