Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny again for this weeks Yarn Along.

The girls and I just started reading The Penderwicks on Gardam Street. This is the second Penderwick novel. We loved the first one and were excited to finally read the second. The third in the series is due out in May!

The lovely yarn was purchased with a Christmas gift certificate to a local yarn shop. Oh how nice it is to have a yarn shop the next town over. They have only been open for a few months and I am happy to say are doing quite well. On my needles is a sew of wrist warmers for myself. the pattern is Toast, a quick and easy knit.


Here is how I spend the rest of my gift certificate and last weekend. Knitting a Shalom for myself. This one one of the patterns that I have been wanting to make since I learned to knit about eighteen or so months ago. I put it on my ravelry cue in September of 2009, not really thinking that someday I would be able knit a sweater, let alone one for myself. So what a joy if was to knit and wear this finally.

I also finished the green birthday socks from last week, but they are wrapped and waiting to be opened this evening. I'll share those later.

11 comments:

  1. Your Shalom turned out great!

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  2. Boy, did it ever! That Shalom is marvelous!

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  3. I love the Shalom....that looks doable. It would be great fun to make something for myself. We are also big fans of the Penderwicks!
    Happy reading---and knitting....

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  4. Can't wait to see how the Toast turn out!! I would love to knit those!!

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  5. Congratulations on your sweater! It looks great! That's exactly how I felt about crochet--I started just a year ago, and thought I'd never get past the simplest things, and yet now I've made two (toddler) sweaters!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. You should definitely give crochet a try; I found it much easier than knitting (which I tried, and failed at, many years ago).

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  6. LOVE the Penderwicks books, and so excited to hear there's a third one coming! Books like those give me hope for modern children's books . . . I tend towards old favorites as I'm often disappointed by more recent offerings. The Shalom looks fabulous; and only 18 months after learning to knit! Fabulous!

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  7. Great Shalom! That one has been in my queue too.

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  8. The Shalom is beautiful, I'm so eager for the sweater I'm knitting to start looking like one!

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  9. Your Shalom is just gorgeous! I've looked at the project pages on ravelry several times. I'm working the February Lady Sweater right now but I may just have to make Shalom next!

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  10. Oh your Shalom turned out great!! Can't wait to see how your handwarmers turn out next week to :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my socks to and you are really going to enjoy reading the Waldorf Family. I'm halfway through and am scribbling notes like mad because I have to return it to the library soon *grin*. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Oh my the Shalom is so very beautiful! Your new yarn color is very pretty, great choice. My nieces are enjoying the Penderwicks books too!

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