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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yarn Along and a Winner

Hello good people !
Hoping your week has gone along smoothingly....with lots of good things.
Here ---- lots of knitting ( i'm sure you non knitters are sooo bored with my blogging as of late?)
also lots of cuddling and nose wiping and such, two little ones with colds.
Some of the Monsoon weather is back with us this week, i love the rainy season.
It's great for bird watching !
And just look up there ,,,, my bird watching shawl is nearly done. This is a truly addictive knit. If i'm not madly working on it, i am thinking about working on it. It is the last thing i put down at night , and the first thing i pick up , after coffee of course. Some more knitting you say, oh yes then !

Look at this little tater tot. Peanut butter face and all, modeling the 'other shawl'  ( its a test knit in progress ).  We've hit a bump this week, this shawl and myself. It is measuring several inches bigger than intended. I did think of doing it over, but that is alot of work to rip, aint it? So after speaking with the designer, she and I both agree to keep it going as it is. I think it may be the MadTosh Vintage giving me extra length? Who has used this yarn,,,,its my first time. Does it work a bit bigger? Please don't say it grows lots with blocking.
My latest cast on ( and the book I am reading ) is Jane Austen's Knits .
This is the Yak cottage shrug. So far so good. It's the first time I've ever knit -purl - knit in the same stitch.
It's making a bit of a hole, but I guess that 's what it's suppose to be doing?
I checked out Jane Austen's Persuasion from the library, and haven't read enough to comment ;)
Who can read and knit? What's that,,, you want to see more of the magazine? Ok then..

I know I know I know
and now for the drawing........
# 5 Emma you won last weeks giveaway , congratulations !
I'll be in touch shortly .
Happy yarn along !

30 comments:

  1. to knit or read...that IS the question. lol. great knits!

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    jen

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  2. Jane Austen knits!? Definitely will have to find that!

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  3. Very pretty knits you have there and your model is adorable, especially showing off the "toddler peanut butter around the mouth look". [It's how all the toddlers want to look :)].
    Happy Yarn Along day.

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  4. Love it! I've been in love with the Georgiana Shawlette since I spotted it in the book.

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  5. Persuasion is my favourite. Hope you enjoy it. Love all your knitting and the magazine looks very tempting.

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  6. Yippy I won the give away!!! so happy!! Do you need my email address?
    I love Jane Austin and love knitting, so I think I will soon be buying this book, very soon!
    'Peanut butter face' is soo cute, I'd luv to have those curls.

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    1. Hi emma, i tried sending you an email. are you on ravelry? if so what is your user name, and i will pass it on so Kirsten can gift you her Lispenard Pattern. Happy Knitting ! x

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  7. That Veera shawl is great and so are the ones in that book. Wonder if I my library has it over here? Sorry about the other shawl woe but your little one looks so sweet in it.

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  8. Ah shawls...I have a plan to make one soon, probably in the summer because my plans always end up topsy turvy. Your's are lovely looking, I bet they are so soft. Feeling warmer just looking at them! Love your little peanut butter faced little person - it's usually chocolate here :)

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  9. Lovely shawls! I loved reading this blog post, it was great!

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    1. Thank you very much Andria, so glad you enjoyed ! :)

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  10. What a cutie! Why can't any of my kids have curly hair...?
    I looked at your past post, and that cowl design is lovely. Love that edition of Keats, too (I am a restoration bookbinder by trade, and old books are even a greater passion for me than knitting).

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  11. I have that magazine and now you are making me want to knit from it!! Lovely yarn you are working with!

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    1. ha ! i want to go underground with this book ---
      i cant WAIT TO make the teapot cozy !

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  12. I love that magazine. I haven't tackled any of the projects yet, though.

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  13. Oh that Jane Austen Knits looks fabulous - love the Georgina Shawl pictured! Your shawls also look fabulous!

    Happy Yarn Along!

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  14. the yak looks seriously desirable. all your knitting is just lovely! and congratulations emma!

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  15. Those jane austin patterns look wonderful and your little girl looks so cute in the one you made :)

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    1. thank you .... ( he's a boy, a very cute boy ! )

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  16. Wow, love your bird watching shawl. I can truly appreciate your knitting being the first thing you want to sit down to do and the last thing you do before you crawl into bed, fingers aching!

    I hope the young ones are feeling better.

    x

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  17. knit-purl-knit? Woah. That sounds scary! I do love Jane Austen Knits. I keep seeing the projects everywhere and I really want to buy it! Can't wait to see how the shrug comes out.

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  18. I'd heard of the Jane Austen Knits - a great idea! Good luck.

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  19. Love, just love the bird watching shawl. The colors are amazing. And what a cutie pie in the other shawl. Sweet.

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  20. Ohhh, think I'll have to track down a copy of Jane Austen Knits!

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  21. Oh my, knitwear models just don't get much cuter than that! Love the colours in your bird watching shawl too :)

    Must look out for Jane Austen Knits...looks like there are some great projects in it.

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  22. So many gorgeous things happening here! Your little one is so cute :)
    Loving your bird watching shawl too. Have fun making those knits. Kx

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  23. I might have to check out the Jane Austen knits. Sounds really fun. :)

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  24. Ohhh I like that shawl. And the blue sweater in the book!

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  25. Those Jane Austin knit's look lovely, espcially the olive coloured shawl. Hope the little ones get well soon.
    Deb

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  26. your knits are gorgeous but i just love love love your model. he is so beautiful! those eyes, those curls! xoxo thanks for the indy love ang....

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