Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Snippets of Yarns.

Just completed this lovely hat, using a gorgeous silk/merino handspun which I bought in Skye. A great quick knit, which I actually finished in a single evening!

Because, you know, I am not renowned for my speedy knitting, or crocheting skills. Witness the Bullseye blanket, begun at the beginning of summer - the pile of circles has grown v e r y  s l o w l y. Still, I am almost ready to start squaring them off in dark brown now, I have run out of some of the colours, and I want to make 4 of each, so need to order those. Not sure about the fawny/grey colour though. Might change that - decisions, decisions.  Meanwhile the Ripple blanket is still unfinished, the odd stripe or two being added when the notion takes me, and a summer shawl languishes in a basket for another season..

Never mind. I have, this very day, cast on  the Annabel cardigan, using the grey Rowan Purelife aran, that I bought specifically for this project. Well - it's what we do... :)

I've no books currently on the go right now - other than Stuart Little, which I am reading to James at bedtime, and various magazines, but I am listening to We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. I do like her writing, and this is a good one. 

Lots of little bits this week - joining in with Ginny forYarn Along. 


  1. I enjoy listening to books-it's rare that I sit down and read one for any length of time, but I can listen to one as I go about my day. I'm crocheting a blanket for a grandson due to make his appearance in December. If I continue true to form, he'll get it sometime around his first or second birthday!

  2. Beautiful hat, the yarn looks delightful. Loving the colours for the blanket.

  3. From Margie in Toronto - lovely hat - love the colours. I remember when I was small and my mother was knitting that she would have me wind wool around a cardboard circle to make the pom poms - am I remembering that correctly?
    Audio books just fit the bill perfectly at times - enjoy.

  4. Love the hat, and the blanket colours are gorgeous!!

    God bless.

  5. Today I finished my first ever pair of socks. They are too large, but I am wearing them anyway. Started second pair, can't wait to have a drawer full.

  6. I love the hat and the Rowan aran is gorgeous! I wish I could listen to books - I find I get very sleepy!

  7. I love the Annabel Cardigan pattern and have been wanting to cast on another one for my winter season. Great yarn you are using, very, very pretty!

  8. Love the hat....I've only ever done scarves. May get my needles out and try a hat. Quite sure it will take me more than a day tho!

  9. Jacqui, you've got such beautiful yarns on and just off your needles. Tweedy yarns always appeal to me.

    Isn't Stuart Little a marvelous story? It was read to me when I was a child in Virginia. Now I live very close to some of the book's memorable Stuart's sailing adventure. Somewhere way back in my blogging I know there are photographs of that model boat pond in Central Park.

    I you think your son would want me to take a picture of what the pond is like these days...with its remote-controlled boats. I'd be happy to take some pictures and email them to you.



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