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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Yarning Along





Hellooooo! My oh my, i've got the knitting happening over here. So many fun projects on the go ..
I've actually got my queue down to just one page now, and from it I can now see what is in there ( besides shawls ) .
So I've gotten rid of (sniff) lots of my queued shawls , as John says , how many shawls does one need. He is right, I know. So it's on to hats, and mittens, and gloves, and boy sweaters, and Christmas balls and snowflakes. It feels good to have a knitting agenda now, instead of frivolous cowtail chase knitting. I know what I want and need to knit, and I'm all over it.
The first pic is a hat that's been in my queue for years ! I'm so happy with myself, It's Gundrun Johnston's Norie, and I am altering it a little to fit my 7 yearold boy who has lots of pretty curly hair, and wears a slouch hat like nobody's business. Then I can't wait to make one for myself.
Jack has also picked out some of my new Wollmeise order (or should I say freight ) just arriving yesterday. He has a fantastic eye for colour combinations ! He chose Blue Curacao and Wasabi for a splendid Gathering Stripes II sweater.
The next is my first mystery knitalong, by Kirsten Kapur. We're up to clue 3 now. I linked it up in a previous post.. as well as my Ochre Sweater, which now has sleeves ! Thank goodness, that yoke was a killer. I purl like a granny with arthritis. Seriously.
And have you seen Westknits Mystery KAL ? OOoooooH I can't wait . And yes, John, then no more shawls. :)
Linking up with Yarn Along .  Happy Knitting  !

16 comments:

  1. Have you seen this? http://whipup.net/2011/08/19/guest-post-conceptual-knitting/ Also, I LOVE that green shrug. Very Jane Austen.

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    1. Jodi ! That is so neat, I unfortunately pulled whipup from my reader after the quilt post some time back now, but that is a wonderful idea. stripes that mean something. although, here in the kimberley, it would be blue. and blue. and oh, blue. blue blue blue. never ever changes. its driving me criminally insane actually. have you ever imagined a place where every day all year long you can go swimming? its kindof like if every day were your birthday , or christmas. he hee. :-/

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  2. Cowtail chasing is something I find myself caught up in as well! Norie is in my queue too. Just haven't started it yet. It will look grand on your son. Don't tell anyone, but I just signed up for Stephen's Mystery KAL. I also need to stop the shawl making, but I love a good mystery.

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  3. there's a westknits mystery KAL? oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh i never knew that how exciting. Gorgeous WIP's, and have a knitty wednesday xxx

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  4. Hooray for you getting your queue down to a page and your husband is right--how many shawls does one need? I think I will take that advice as well. Stephan has a mystery Kasl--I may have to check that out. "Granny with a arthritis" too funny :)

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  5. Your cardigan looks great, and all your yarns are beautiful. Joining you from the Yarn Along. Have a good day.

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  6. Lovin all the yarny goodness here! Also, that quilt is a stunner too :)

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  7. You do have the knitting happening over there! So many beautiful projects and yarns, I especially love the lavender knit, it is stunning.

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  8. All your projects look so nice!

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  9. I love each and every project! I agree that you can only own so many shawls, but then, knitting shawls is wonderful!! I need to pare down my queue. Love love love that green!!!!

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  10. Wow! You've got such an amazing group of WIPs going ... are you sure you don't want to sneak a shawl in there?

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  11. OH! I love that blue and green yarn there're gorgeous! And remember when asked, "shawl? What shawl?"

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  12. Love everything, yarn, projects and pictures! I need to make a plan : )

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  13. Oh my lots of fun here - Pretty colours and lovely knitting on the go.
    Enjoy the inspiration.

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  14. you are a knitting olympian my love. have fun with the new plan! i forgot about the norie, love that pattern.

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