1. My daughter and I have, just this week, started teaching ourselves to knit. She says she prefers crocheting. I think because it’s faster for her. For me there is something about the rhythm of knitting (now that I’m getting good enough at it to have a rhythm) that is almost meditative. And I love how portable it is! My project goes everywhere with us in the diaper bag and it’s coming right along as I get one row at a time done in the car or on the play ground or in the waiting room before an appointment… I think I may have found a new addiction!
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    • Darcel

      Elizabeth, I completely get what you said about knitting. Crochet is not as rhythmic for me.
      You have found a new addiction! My daughter will get the hang of knitting and then not do it for a while and she gets frustrated when she picks the needles up again.
      You’ll have to make a trip to your local yarn shop with your daughter….I bet both of you will enjoy that.

  2. What a fabulous colour yarn, I see you’re working on garter stitch too 😉 thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m taking part in the Soak photo a day too, love the photo of your needles. DB x

    • Darcel

      I needed something simple that I could pick up and knit at anytime. The soak challenge is fun…love seeing all the prompts.

  3. I love that colorful yarn! I quit knitting and crocheting when I had my first kid- tried to pick it up again about a year ago and was quickly reminded why it doesn’t work for me as much as it used to. I can’t wait til the kids get a little older and I can pick it up again!
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    • Darcel

      There are times where I can’t knit as much as I would like. I think I’m a slow knitter, so that doesn’t help much. Right now I’m knitting more than I have in months and I’m really enjoying it. Hopefully you’ll be able to get back into knitting and crochet soon! It’s such a relaxing and creative outlet.

    • Darcel

      I was surprised at how it’s knitting up too. I was also surprised by the yellow base in it and I thought it would be more of a stripe pattern.

    • Darcel

      I really like her yarn. I have a few more skeins from her shop to knit up.
      I’m glad she enjoys crafting with me…she always has a ton of questions about what I’m doing, and she wants to know all about the different types of yarn.

  4. I’ll join the chorus of people who really like that brightly speckled skein of yarn.

    Have you read the other Cedar Key books? I got about halfway thru the first and the yarn/knitting mistakes were making me nuts. Like this: “Thank God this was the shipment of my worsted yarn and not the alpacas and cashmere.” I’m curious to know if you think it’s worth powering thru and moving on.

    Stopping by from the Yarn Along :)

    • Darcel

      I haven’t read the first one – didn’t realize it was a series until after I was halfway done with the 2nd book. I can see why that mistake would be annoying. I don’t remember anything like that in the 2nd book…but I think if you can get past her knitting errors, you’ll enjoy the book.

  5. Great yarn, and thanks for sharing the pattern. I think that would be a perfect pick up and put down knit during the day when the kiddos are running around and playing :)

    Happy knitting!
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