Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Yarn Along - 3

Hello and huge thanks to all the Yarn Alongers, who left such wonderful comments on my first YA post, much appreciated, knitters what a great crowd.
Feel like joining in the fun ? posting a current WIP and your book of the moment, visit here, it's a real treat http://www.gsheller.com/


I am noticing a habit with my knitting, find a good, straight forward pattern and then knitting it several times, so it's with no surprise that I find myself on my third plain vest, pattern from Pickles and very happy with them all too, this one, size 4 is for a birthday girl, who will be partying on Saturday, so must get a move on.

The lilac yarn is a gorgeous, soft delight, perfect for looking forward to Spring.It came, along with many, many friends as a woolly-tastic gift from this fantastic blogger http://when-i-get-the-time.blogspot.com/ thanks again honey, oh the fun to be had with 2 brimming bags of yarn, what plans I have.

A new book, Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn, new author to me, came in a set of 8, so fingers crossed I like them !

Daisy Dalrymple is, I think, going to turn out to be the Miss Marple of the '20s, swapping twin set and pearls for flapper style attire, while solving many a mystery, perfect for this late winter reading.

20 comments:

suzanne said...

My Darlink Denise~!

How are you?! I have been cruising around blogland this morning saying hello to everyone. I got my phone line back an hour ago and boy its good to be back. I have missed you and little "O" ..I see you have a new venture on the go here with knitting and books...Both are my favorites so I will be back for a visit and a read soon.

Love to you my friend
Love
Suzanne
XXX

Elizabeth said...

Love your knitting basket. My daughter has a mini one and they are so handy for everything. It's so nice to find a pattern that you like and knit it a few times. I have a couple hat patterns I have done this with, everyone got one. The yarn you chose for this next vest is very pretty. We love shades of purple here.

Hope the book is good. I love to have a series to read.

Blessings, Elizabeth

Kathryn said...

I too love the knitting basket, and that lilac yarn is just beautiful!

46south said...

Nice vest, I love vests on little kids. I also like the idea of knitting with one strand of cotton and one of merino (from that vest pattern), will have to try that.

Jarka said...

that color of the yarn is really beautiful - so soft and it looks really cosy...I wish I had a vest like that :)

thanks for commenting on my post :)

Swanski said...

I just love the basket and the knitting :) The bedspread is so cheerful in the background.

jenletts said...

Oh, those books sound like a fun read! So nice to have a series when you fall in love with a book too. :)

goodnightsatchel said...

Looks I'm not the first to say it - but I love your knitting basket!! Beautiful!
I'm interested to hear what you think of the books - sounds interesting!

Pippa said...

Yay, my wool couldn't have found a better home! xxxxx

Julie said...

I just made my first 'Plain Vest' and it's so cute! I can see many more in my future, too.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

That yarn is beautiful. I also have a favorite vest pattern I keep knitting.
Thanks for sharing.

Josée said...

That purple yarn is pretty! It matches the bedspread :)

Woolly Wanderer said...

Keep meaning to join in with this... note to self, need to be more organised!!

San x

Cheryl said...

I love the colours in your photo. So warm and cosy. makes me smile. I must think about joining. I always have some knitting on the go, but I seem to be ploughing through a pile of non-fiction techy books at the moment.

Jenevieve said...

I also need to add that I love your knitting basket! I must must must start trying to nit again, I was knitting a simple jumper two years ago and only have one sleeve to do to finish it! First I need to tidy the house though (visitors this weekend!) :) xx

Susan said...

I know what you mean; I've made this one scarf pattern, nine times. Obsessive, maybe, but it just feels comfortable to make it for friends and family. Love you, xoxo

Meredith said...

I love the lilac (or lavendar) it's so soft and pretty! Sounds like a fun book, do let us know...

Elisa said...

Beautiful yarn. I think it's a great idea to find a good pattern and then become a pro at it. I'll have to do this. I've only ever knitted everything once.

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Love your knitting basket and the lavender yarn is so pretty :) I love a good pattern that I can just repeat over and over to. Sometimes it's nice to have an old faithful as some of the online patterns I've tried have been a little wonky *grin*. Happy knitting :)

ecoMILF said...

YES, that lilac is divine! xo m.