Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Yarn Along--and on and on...

Back again for Ginny's weekly Yarn Along, although I considered bowing out this week to spare everyone more photos of the same old projects.

I have discovered, in doing this shawl, that the trouble with this pattern is that it widens and lengthens by four stitches every other row.  At some point, the rows become incredibly long.  Why did I not see this coming?  In any case, finishing it is now a matter of dogged determination, and I have decided that it will, in fact, be much larger than the child's shawl it is meant to be, and have ordered two more balls of the Noro Silk Garden.  And for my next shawl, I shall seek a pattern that begins with a million stitches and decreases along the way!

I was happy to pick up the Tiny Tea Leaves again before bed last night.  I am on the sleeves, and at least that moves quickly!  I think I need to start perusing Etsy for some nice buttons.

Still slogging through Frank Sheed's Theology and Sanity.  Difficult when I have to decide whether to read or knit in my bit of free time before bed.  And usually either one causes my eyes to get heavy within a short time.  I'm no spring chicken, you know!  And we still haven't finished The Bronze Bow, either.  But I have this beautiful book from the library I want to find for our collection at home:  Tasha Tudor's The Springs of Joy.  It is a book of her lovely illustrations with fragments of prose and poetry relating to joy.  I just love it!

Now I will spend the next three days visiting all the participants of Yarn Along--so fun to see what everyone is making and reading!

13 comments:

  1. The yarn you are using for the shawl is lovely. I had to laugh when you said you're no spring chicken. I'm ok as long as I stay sitting up; if I lay down I always fall asleep.
    Warmly,
    Tracey

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  2. Love the shawl yarn. Beautiful!

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  3. I love William Wordsworth! Just posted a quote by him a couple days ago, and what a lovely book!! I am seeing so many lovely vintage books today!

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  4. Nadja, what colorway is your yarn? It is so gorgeous. I'd like a shawl in those pretty spring colors!

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  5. Hi Sarah,
    The colorway is #307 from Noro Silk Garden. It was purchased from WEBS and is discounted because it is being discontinued. It is lovely to work with.

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  6. What lovely projects! On the contrary, I love seeing them change from week to week :).

    I abandoned Theology and Sanity this week. After making it 92 pages in, I felt like it was a) review of a lot of my theology studies in college with an occasional new insight, and b) the driest reading I've had since I picked up the telephone book a while back. I could handle dry reading in college (with deadlines and papers), but it's much harder to do now that I'm free to read what I want. I hope to start on Sheed's "To Know Christ Jesus" this week to give him another try :).

    On an entirely different genre, if your library has it I'd recommend The Family Nobody Wanted. It's hilarious :).

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  7. I love the Springs of Joy. We had that book growing up. Tasha Tudor's illustrations are so lovely.

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  8. Oh your tiny tea leaves looks wonderful!

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  9. It's looking very good, despite the largess of it all ;-)

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  10. The tiny tea leaves is coming along beautifully! I thought that I picked up momentum at the sleeves too! I'm always drooling over buttons by Tessa Ann. Here's a link:
    http://www.etsy.com/people/TessaAnn?ref=ls_profile

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  11. The Noro Silk is gorgeous!
    The Tiny Tea Leaves looks so lovely...and you're almost done, exciting!

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  12. That shawl pattern is perfect for a child's shawl! Just stop knitting rows and add the edging when it is the size you want it to be. Lovely colors and I really like the loft!

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  13. it's that time of year here where we're outside more so the knitting grows very, very slowly. one of my favorite shawls is the diamond fantasy shawl by sivia harding - you knit it with sock yarn and it's fast and pretty!

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