Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yarn Along

Ooooh, I've always wanted to do this...join Ginny over at small things for her weekly "Yarn Along". Now that I have my own blog, I think it's time for me to join the party!!

I always have a few knitting projects on the go. I have a "brainless" one that I can work on say while spending "quality time" with my hubby watching a movie. It does drive him a little nuts because I'm not quite so cuddly with pokey needles in my hands...but hey at least I'm not falling asleep, right? I also usually have a fiddly one I'm working on...lots of little pieces to sew together at the end, but easy to complete a little bit at a time. Then I have the intricate ones with say cables or row by row instructions that require my full attention. I love these projects, but I can't really work on them with interruptions. Needless to say, they don't get worked on very often. :)

So...considering the crazy stressful week I had last week, here's what I'm working on right now...

It's a cowl made from recycled sari silk! I needed something bright to cheer me up, and the texture of this stuff is just phenomenal. It's soft and drapey...warm but not too warm...perfect for our Canadian weather right now. I can't wait to finish it! I think I might keep it for myself...something new to add to my spring wardrobe. :)

And the book? Just something light and fluffy for this week. After reading cover to cover (a few times), "How to Make a Successful Business out of Your Hobby, for Dummies"...I think I deserve a book I can veg out to!!

To all you talented ladies out there...cheers!! And happy knitting/reading. :)

5 comments:

  1. The vibrant colours in the sari silk look beautiful knit up. I hope you get some warmth & sun there.

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  2. Just popping in to say "Hi" as part of Yarn Along.

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  3. I LOVE your yarn choice! (I've been coveting recycled sari yarn for years now.) And I love that you are keeping it for yourself.

    Blessings...

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  4. I LOVE the sari-yarn colours but find is sooo itchy!! Great for purses but can't wear it against my neck. That colour will look so beautiful on you! Did I tell you that I'm absolutely stunned at the beauty of your dolls? They're amazing. I'd love to post about them on my blog...they're among the best I've seen!

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  5. Okay, so I'm done the cowl...and yes, Knitty Gritty, you are right...it was VERY rough and itchy...but then I washed it in warm soapy water, laid it out to dry and then when it was almost dry, I threw it in the dryer with a sheet of fabric softener...and now it is soft and drapey, instead of stiff and "hempy" feeling. :)

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