Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yarn Along--Looking for spring


Joining Ginny for her Yarn Along again this week and am hoping I will have time to stop in and see what everyone is knitting, although it may take me the rest of the week!

The above is some of what I received in the mail last week.  I didn't photograph the dark merino I purchased for a boy's pullover for next fall.  It didn't fit with all my spring colors.

  In the same vein, I finished the main body of Gemma's Tiny Tea Leaves, which I am knitting for fall (if it won't be too small by then--I am famous for too-small-knits) and put it aside to jump into my new stash.  I am using the Noro Silk Garden to knit a spring shawl.  I've never knit a shawl or knit with Noro, and I think I am hooked on both.  No wonder everyone raves--the Noro is really quite delightful to knit with, and is interesting enough to keep the somewhat monotonous shawl pattern I'm using (this one--a real beginner's pattern) from being dull to knit.

I am still working through Frank Sheed's Theology and Sanity (I will be reading it through Lent, I take it, as I tend to doze off after a couple of pages.  It is not dull--I'm just old and tired!), and reading The Bronze Bow to the kids.

I'll be by later to see what's on your needles!

20 comments:

  1. Oh your basket of yarn is just beautiful! What amazing colors. And the Tiny Tea Leaves looks fabulous. I agree that Noro is wonderful yarn. Your shawl is going to be beautiful.

    Happy knitting,
    Elizabeth

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  2. Love the Tiny Tea Leaves! I also love the shawl. The yarn is beautiful. Can't wait to see them both finished. Great projects.

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  3. What a yummy basket of yarn!! And the shawl looks gorgeous!

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  4. that gorgeous plum tea leaves gets me every time ~ I just LOVE it!!!

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  5. The sweater for Gemma is such a beautiful color! Have a nice day! +JMJ+

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  6. Such a delicious bunch a spring yarns!!! The Noro looks lovely in your shawl! I have some Noro I received as a gift a few years ago and I still haven't tried it out!

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  7. I'm in love with your yarn stash!
    What gorgeous colours and I can almost feel the soft textures. I too have always wanted to try Noro.
    That shawl is so pretty!

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  8. The yarn is delicious! I'm learning yarn brands so it's nice to see what others like. Beautiful knitting too!! :)

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  9. I love, love, love Silk Garden. The colors are wonderful and it is so nice to knit with!
    Also, that Tiny Tea Leaves is darling too!

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  10. Those spring color are amazing. I love how the colors in the silk garden are playing out in the shawl.

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  11. The basket of yarn you have is so beautiful. Could you tell what the color is of the yarn in front and where you ordered from? I would love to place an order myself.
    Warmly,

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  12. The sweater is so pretty. The deep purple will be beautiful for next fall! But in the meantime ... I *love* your spring-y yarn!! It is so bright and cheerful. The shawl is beautiful. This has inspired me to "think spring," even those we just got over a foot of snow!

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  13. The new yarn is fabulous - what a beautiful image to look at while waiting for spring... :o)

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  14. Tracy, that yarn is the Noro Silk Garden, which I got as a discounted colorway from WEBS. You can see it in the shawl. It feels wonderful to work with!

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  15. Love your yarn bskt :) And your shawl has some beautiful colour, it's going to be great!

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  16. I'm envious of your knitting skills. I was waiting for Spring, too, but we're expecting more snow tonight!

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  17. That Noro for your shawl is just divine. I would be quite excited with a knitting basket with all those goodies too :)

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  18. Patti, if you see this, can you email me? can't find your email address and I have a question for you!

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  19. Those spring colors are luscious! Ooo, the pink! love, Beth

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