Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yarn Along (#15)


I cast on last night for a new project!  I had purchased a skein of sock weight yarn from Sweet Basil Fibre Works--many of you know her store--and I had originally planned to knit a pair of socks with it.  But I just couldn't stand the idea that I'd have to swatch, so I opted for a lacy scarf instead.  This "Bittersweet" colorway is just beautiful--the colors are rich and deep.  And the pattern I picked out seems like it will have enough lace to challenge me, but not enough to overwhelm.  It's even got beads along the edging, so I had a lot of fun knitting the first several rows last night.

I just started reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  And the kids and I have been reading Charlotte's Web before bed.  In the last week we read Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast and a couple of Grimm's Fairy Tales.  (But in all honesty, some of the tales are pretty scary and dark, which doesn't make for good right-before-bed stories.)

But we loved the Fairy Houses book and made our own this weekend.  I wrote about it here.

Thanks to Ginny for hosting another Yarn Along.  I really look forward to these each week.  And I'd love to see what you're knitting and reading, so please leave a comment if you stop by!

10 comments:

  1. really beautiful color :) I don't have the courage to start something with lace - it just looks too difficult for me..but it's lovely! can't wait to see finished project :)

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  2. that yarn is stunning! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  3. I love the yarn and beads too...wow! I have never heard of The Forgotten Garden and today I hear the name twice. I heard it was on the same lines as The Thirteenth Tale, which I loved!
    I'm with you on The Grimm's Brother's...these are stories for children? Not mine.

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  4. That lacy scarf is so pretty and the color is wonderful!

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  5. what a pretty color for that yarn! and both of those books are fabulous - enjoy :)

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  6. Thank you, everyone. Amanda, I'm wondering if I had seen you post about the book? I'm pretty sure I heard about it through the yarn along.

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  7. Your scarf is so beautiful. I have never used beads before & now I think I must. I would love to hear what you think of The Forgotten Garden as I have it on my reading list.

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  8. I think you picked the perfect pattern for the yarn! So lovely. I read the Forgotten Garden and LOVED it!

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  9. What a beautiful lacy pattern - and of course that wool is gorgeous! I'm excited to see more of it.

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  10. i hadn't noticed the beads in there until you mentioned it. I can see why you chose that pattern. it's so so so pretty!

    really cool fairy house too, i must read Charlotte's Web with my little guy. he'd like that very much I think!

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