Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yarn along


Just a quickie today, as I am sneaking off to a certain shop in town when a boy is otherwise occupied.  I decided at the last minute to  knit a pebble vest for my nephew.  I have been inspired by all the lovely grey knits I have seen on Yarn Along lately, so I was delighted to see some grey Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran discounted at our fabulous local yarn store.  Just the job.  The cute gingerbread man stitch marker came from Emily - thank you xxx  In fact, I have been overcome by a sudden need to knit more last minute presents.  Why can't this happen in Ferbruary?

I am reading the latest Joel Salatin - Folks this just ain't normal.  Man - he just hit the spot every time! I think I love him (in a very chaste and innocent way).  His chapter on aeroplane food packaging, which I read last night, made me laugh out loud, while nodding furiously in agreement.
James and I have been reading Alison Uttley's Stories for Christmas.  Just completely charming, and delightful. Full of magic and wonder.

Join in over at Ginny's place for more yarns. xxx

26 comments:

  1. I have started knitting Jacqui. And it's all your fault!!

    A scarf to start with. It doesn't look like your neat knit though, that's for sure.x

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  2. It must be the season- I'm knitting another pair of Gansey mitts....on the round on a hedgehog looking set of needles....I hate seams!!!!

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  3. Lovely knitting Jacqui, gorgeous gingerbread man stitch marker too, I know what you mean about trying to squeeze in extra gift knitting, although I know full well there's just under two weeks till Christmas, I'm trying to convince myself that there's plenty of time left to knit an extra pair of socks and a tank top, no less.

    Alison Uttley is one of my most favourite childrens authors, never seen the christmas story collection though, will have to look out for it. x

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  4. You must be alot more organised than me to even contemplate squeezing in more knitting! I am just looking forward to doing things at a leisurely pace come the new year! Love the stitch marker, and that book... I'm going to have to try and reserve that at the library!

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  5. Love the gray yarn and I love the vest!! Beautiful :)

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  6. Such a cosy post, full of lovely things! Can't wait to see the finished garment, it looks so warm and snuggly! :) xx

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  7. I have had, Folks this just ain't normal, on my list and am glad to hear you are enjoying it.
    Your grey vest looks wonderful, love grey and this vest!

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  8. Love the vest!! Just when I think I might be done with my holiday knitting, I think of someone who "needs"!!! a handknit something. Probably won't end until the 24th!

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  9. I've been reading Joel's book too. He lives within a couple hours of me and my girlfriends and I are taking a trip up to see him and the family farm. Between Joel and my spicy friend Ruth we're in for an entertaining day.

    The yarn is beautiful. I just finished a scarf knit in bright red.

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  10. the yarn looks so soft. hope it all gets done in time. x x x

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  11. I'm knitting a sort-of-Pebble, too. But in the round and without buttons. It's also a bit grey. (:

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  12. All the grey is so very tempting and cashmerino is so nice to the touch. Love that you are using your markers. I have yet to need mine, but I will soon.

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  13. Hello - thank you all for your lovely comment. they are very much appreciated. xx
    Chris - i am thrilled - and proud (wipes away a tear) xx
    Valarie - soo jealous! I would love to see the farm. Say hello to them from the Hebrides for me.
    xxx

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  14. Jacqui, I thought I would ask here just to make sure you see it, did you get the email I sent you on Tuesday morning?

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  15. it just feels so very exciting all this last minute knitting, must be contagious! i know i seem to work a little better under a bit of a deadline.
    such a pretty grey!

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  16. Dear Jacqui,
    I don't knit, more's the pity, but Alison Uttley's Christmas stories are my favorites. Wish I had a little one to read to...

    Lesley

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  17. I am having exactly the same problem with gift making. I was all sorted and the last week have found myself thinking "I could just make this, and one of those". With less than two weeks to go maybe I need to practise saying no!

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  18. the book looks GREAT! i will have to check it out!

    :)
    jen

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  19. Love the knitting. I wish I could get that bug earlier in the year too. We have a whole shelf of Salatin's books here.

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  20. That vest is lovely and in such a gorgeous colour too... the gingerbread man stitch marker is so sweet.

    I've managed to join you and the others this week so when I get five will take a peek at the other projects.

    San xx

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  21. What a gorgeous vest you are making! I hope you had as much fun as possible on your secret mission to the shop.

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  22. The last minute knitting disease has hit here as well. Busy times but, cozy and enjoyable too :)

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  23. Your completely charming:) I love the photo of the hen standing a top that enormous egg..that about sums it up for me. ~ Barefoot Mama

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  24. Thanks again - I do love Yarn Along day :-) Although i have thought of another project (well 3 actually)
    The secret mission went well...
    xxx

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  25. I've got the last minute knitting bug myself, but I have got to finish this sweater!

    So glad you're enjoying the stitch markers!

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