Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Yarn Along

Good morning and happy Wednesday, everyone! Linking up with Ginny for another wonderful day of yarn and books..



The replacement scarf for my friend is coming along smashingly! I stopped working on it for a couple of days so I could focus on getting the mitts (details on the changes I made on my Ravelry page) for my Mom done and in the mail on time. I'm about halfway done with the scarf, and hope to have it finished by the weekend. I had started another pair of wristers, and Chase's socks, but I hit a block Thursday and frogged both of those projects to focus on the scarf.

I finished reading Knitting Under the Influence by Claire Lazebnik over the weekend. I was pleased with the ending and enjoyed the book as a nice light-hearted read. I haven't started a new book yet. I've been spending my reading time flipping through knitting magazines, but I do have a few books waiting in the wings for my attention. 


Happy knitting everyone!

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  1. I love the pattern of the scarf! It's lovely! Looks like it will be super warm.

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    1. I was unsure how much I would enjoy this pattern, but it is fantastic. I think it will be really snuggly.

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  2. Emily, the scarf looks just beautiful and your friend is going to love it!
    Thank you for the hug, I have been needing one lately :)
    Have a great Yarn Along and pass on a hello to your Mom for me.

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    1. Thank you! Mom sends her hellos to you, too. I'm really enjoying this scarf pattern and how easily it's working up for me.

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  3. The scarf looks so snuggly and warm. Certainly keep the chill out.

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    1. Thanks -- yep, I think this is going to be a nice, warm accessory.

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  4. Care packages are such a delight! I am sure the mitts will be a hit. The pattern of this scarf looks squishy warm. Glad it is a fun knit since it is the second time around on the gift scarf!

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    1. I think so, too! I love to send little things off to my Mom that I know she'd enjoy.

      Part of me thinks I delayed making this scarf again because I was still worked up about the first one. Now that it's going, I really am having fun with it. And having the pattern now memorized helps! ;)

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  5. That scarf looks beautifully snuggly and warm :)

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  6. That cable/basketweave pattern is so pretty. Hope your mother is doing well!

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    1. Thank you! Mom is doing pretty good this week.

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  7. Boy you are really knitting up a storm! I hope your mom loves the mitts. I know she will :)

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    1. Thanks! I am definitely trying to keep myself busy with projects lately. :)

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  8. Very pretty, Emily!

    I read that book, too. I was kinda meh about it, too. It was good light reading but could have been better.

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    1. Thanks Jen!

      Yes, I was a bit disappointed about the book and I think I expected there to be more knitting involved in a book with knitting in the title. It was kind of like the knitting aspect was an afterthought thrown in at the last minute to get readers. Oh well. It was a cheap e-read book so no harm done! :)

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  9. ooh your scarf looks so smooshy and nice! have a nice middle of the week dear emily, and hi to mom!

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    1. Smooshy.. I like that. I will have to use that when describing this scarf to my friend.

      Thanks Lori! I hope you have a lovely week, also, and I will say hi to Mom for you!

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  10. Beautiful!!! The scarf looks lovely and glad the mitts are coming along since Monday. Lighthearted reading sounds nice about now. I am reading Red Tent and I cant wait to finish it, so not my kind of book. And I am just dragging on the parenting book. Somewhere I lost the gusto for parenting books, I think I read too many in my life lol. Cheers and happy knitting Emily!
    xo

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  11. Red Tent.. that sounds familiar. I think my Mom has read that before. I'll ask her next time we talk.

    Yep, you definitely need a nice light, fluff, for fun book to read! Something you can easily drift through!

    xox

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  12. That is the most cuddly looking scarf!!! Lucky friend!!! :)
    (I had to laugh at your suggestion for suede bottoms.....should have done that from the get-go....never thought about that! perfect solution!)

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    1. Glad I could help offer a solution, Steph!

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  13. Looks like it's going to be a cosy scarf :)
    Have a great weekend!
    By the way, how do you add the reply thing to the comments?

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    1. Funny you should ask! I don't recall adding them.. they just were there one day. I figured it was an update Blogger made.

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  14. Hi Emily - I love the colour of your scarf - it looks very soft. i have read the Red Tent - really recommended.
    Hope you are all fine, and your Mum is keeping well. xxx

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  15. Hi Jacqui! I really love the feel of this scarf. I hope it's not too heavy since it is going to North Carolina (but even they do get the smallest bit of winter on occasion!).

    Mom is doing great! The countdown continues. :)

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