Yarn Along

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I missed last weeks yarn along......I had good intentions of getting a post up but some how the time was just never there for me to sit and do it. I have decided I really like having this log of my knitting and reading.....it is fun to go back and look at my progress and also all I am learning as I continue to grow in this habit {addiction??} of mine! I have been knitting about a year and a half now and I wonder what I ever did before it?

My eldest daughter and I have signed up for a beginner spindle spinning class.......this is next on my list of things I must learn! I am looking at kick spindles right now and my creative husband has promised me a home made one from his wood shop soon!! I am so excited about this new learning adventure and can't wait to wear something with wool that I actually spun.....how fun is that!! My dream is a spinning wheel......I need to start saving my pennies!!!

So this week on the needles.........my mystery shawl is sooooo close to being done....but I have run out of yarn. From what I have read lots of people ran out and so the #'s must have been off to begin with. So now I am waiting for the yarn to arrive. This picture isn't the best but you can at least see how it is turning out! I love it and can see me wrapped up this fall all warm and cozy! Such a unique design and lot's of fun to knit!!


This little poncho that I shared a couple weeks ago has been ripped out and restarted 3 times.....switching patterns each time. Do you ever find that those quick little projects sometimes turn into more of a project then anticipated? I am finally happy with the way this one is turning out and I am just about to cast off the bottom and start working on the hood....I am thinking I want to put a little knitted ruffle on the bottom edge....thoughts??? Ravelry notes

Hannah Grace is almost 18 months now and is in need of some bigger soakers so I also knitted up a new one for her in some 100 pure wool that I just received. Can I tell you how much I love this wool?? So soft and squishy.....perfect for a soaker! I used the free curly purly pattern and it was a quick easy knit. Ravelry notes



I wanted to post this little bible study book. A group of ladies that I homeschool with have been doing this study over the last 5 weeks and it is really good. It is all about biblical beauty and what it means to be a biblical beautiful woman. A very powerful message here and one our daughters need to hear as well! It's called Beauty by the Book by Laurie Cole


I'm thinking Christmas gifts  list lately......and what I need to get going on the needles! Anyone else having these thoughts??

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8 comments

  1. I hate when I run out of yarn at least it's not your fault. I hope the yarn arrives quickly-the shawl looks great!. How exciting to be taking a spinning class and that your husband will make you a wheel!

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  2. I Love your shawl!!! It is so beautiful...I love the colors and the design.

    ~~Renee

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  3. Aww! That stinks. I hope the yarn arrives soon.

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  4. Ooh your mystery shawl looks very interesting - quite an unsual construction. I do hope your yarn arrives soon and I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  5. hmm what an interesting shawl..The pic shows it off well..learning to spin is on my bucket list..but I'm in an isolated area and have no teachers..I hope you enjoy it..

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  6. Your shawl looks great! what a pain to run out. Your soaker is so cute too, I miss knitting wee things like that!

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  7. Love the colors in the poncho! How frustrating to run out of yarn for your shawl. Hope it comes quickly!

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  8. Squeee - spinning lessons, how lucky! I'd love to learn how to spin.

    I'm thinking holiday gifts, too, but I am procrastinating over where to start...

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