Yarn Along: Here comes the newbie!

 

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In reference to the title, that is exactly what I have been up to lately.  This is my 1st Yarn Along ever and my 2nd blog post. I am giddy inside to actually think that I am writing my own blog post (instead of reading someone else’s)!!!

When I found Ginny’s blog 3 years ago, I totally fell in love with her and her family.  I am thankful to be allowed a glimpse  into her family and their adventures and I have always looked forward to Wednesdays to share in everyone’s knitting, but I was never able to participate due to the fact that I neither had a blog or a Flickr account.  Over the years I kept telling myself that “One of these days, I am going to set up a blog!”  Well lo and behold, I have finally got around to making that happen. So without further adieu, here is what I am currently knitting and reading:

Knitting

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Twist My Arm

Among my too many WIP’S, I am knitting up a pair of vanilla socks for one of my husband’s co-workers.  I am trying out magic loop for the first time and I really like it.  I usually make my socks with 2 circulars or DPN’s, but I just might be convinced to use this method more often.  I am using Patons Kroy Sock yarn in the colorway, Turquoise Jacquard.  I have also for the first time tried the Twisted Rib stitch for the cuff and not only was it super easy, but I like the look of it, something a little different.  It is so easy for me to just knit the same sock time after time, they are like old friends, you love them and they make you feel completely comfortable.

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Pacific Memories

My next project is my Oaklet Shawl by Megan Goodacre.   I bought the yarn while we were on vacation in Big Sur, California.  One of our afternoons, there happened to be one open hour that was not scheduled for sightseeing the outdoors, so I jumped on my phone and found the nearest LYS.  We ended up at Monarch Knitting, which is located in Pacific Grove and what a wonderful store.  I could have stayed much longer than an hour, but was thrilled anyways and walked away with a cake of Madelinetosh Merino Light in the color Seawash, that was a perfect match to the sea just outside their door.

These and all of my other projects can be found on my ravelry page.

Reading

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Of course I always find myself reading way too much internet and my usual blogs, but my current book that I am almost through with is the classic “Jane Eyre” by Emily Bronte.  I had always passed this over for other ones, not realizing what I had been missing.  I can’t wait to finish it, one of my favorites!

Until next time,

Deanna

 


 

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  1. Welcome to the yarn along! I used the same yarn to make socks for my bff a few years ago. I recall it being a pleasure to knit with.

    1. C_ellis, Thank you for welcoming me, it means alot. I am a total Patons Kroy addict, my son, he is 20, looks forward to a pair of socks every month and this way I can afford to make him socks and send him to University! Of course it makes this Mom’s heart sing 😉 !!

    1. Lucy, Thank you. I am loving these socks and I can’t wait till I get to wear my shawl. The perks of being a knitter!
      Deanna

  2. Welcome to the blogsphere, Deanna! 🙂 I’m stopping over from the Yarn Along….

    I love your projects! Such beautiful colors! The Monterey area where you purchased your shawl yarn is one of my favorite places to visit in California (I live up in the Foothills).

    1. Laurel, Thank you for the lovely comments. We totally love the Monterey Area, we have gone there the past 2 years. Camping under the Redwoods leaves me speechless. Are you in the Tucson Foothills?
      Deanna

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