on my needles

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Remember when I wanted to get a start on winter knits for the kids waaaay back in May/June? Yea…life happened and here I am getting serious about it in September.
Kiah picked this yarn(the colors are very vibrant – just like her)from HauteKnitYarn and I think she’s going to love the finished product. The colors look more subdued indoors.

My friend Dee introduced me to FFrench on Ravelry ,and I thought her Terribly Simple pattern would be the perfect shawl for me to knit. Loving the way it’s turning out so far.

Finished Casting About  and I really enjoyed it.  Sunrise on Cedar Key is next ….can’t tell you much about it because I haven’t gotten past the 3rd page yet! I do like how the new story is being told from a different characters point of view.

Have you all read about the #soakphotochallenge for knitters on Instagram? It’s pretty amazing….I almost didn’t join because I’m already involved in a challenge, but I decided to take the leap anyway.

The prompt for day one – needles.
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Ava picked up her crochet hook again and made a *really* long chain scarf for Samuel.
She said he’s always cold and this will help keep him warm.  It’s really cute on him – maybe he’ll let me snap a picture of him wearing it soon.
I would get her a skein of yarn from Loopy Mango if I could afford it. She would have fun with their super chunky yarn….I want to try it too!

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26 Replies to “on my needles”

  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!
    Elizabeth recently posted…Year 3, Day 1: 115 Reasons Why We’re Still HomeschoolingMy Profile

    1. 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. Hi Darcel, just noticed you left a comment on my blog (thanks), funny as I was just looking at your blog and loving the colour of your wool!
    Caz Mulvaney recently posted…Yarn along: Queen Victoria and “brushed winter cotton”My Profile

    1. Hey Caz, thank you 😉 and thanks for stopping by to read and comment.

  3. Love this yarn- so fresh and fun- the colors are so cheery 🙂
    Camilla recently posted…Sock it to me !My Profile

    1. Hi Camilla,
      I like color, especially in the winter months. I’m glad she chose something to cheery.

  4. I love that yarn. Reminds me a lot of Tie Dye. My girls would love it.
    Dahle recently posted…Contrary Cabled Cowl Knitting PatternMy Profile

    1. Hi Dahle,
      I really like her yarns. So many fun colors to choose from!

  5. 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

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

  6. 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!
    Sarah recently posted…alice (a story of mercy).My Profile

    1. 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.

  7. That yarn just screams girly colors! 🙂
    Jen recently posted…Yarn Along: Sept. 3, 2014My Profile

    1. I know…can’t wait to see it finished!

  8. What fun! I would have never guessed that skein would knit up so speckled! Love it!
    emily recently posted…knit night KALMy Profile

    1. 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.

  9. that is super fun yarn!! Love love love the colorway. The stitch definition is so crisp as well 🙂 Your daughter’s crochet is lovely how nice to have her crafting along with you 🙂
    karen recently posted…Currently on the NeedlesMy Profile

    1. 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.

  10. That brightly colored yarn is so pretty. I look forward to seeing the finished project.
    CathieJ recently posted…Yarn Along for MomMy Profile

    1. I might have it finished by next Wednesday if I keep knitting like I have been.

  11. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

  12. I haven’t picked up my crochet hooks or any yarn in a while. Might make a trip to craft store and see what I can find.
    K. Elizabeth @YUMMommy recently posted…Thankful ThursdayMy Profile

    1. I’ve been feeling more calm and productive since I’ve made a point to knit everyday. Even if it’s only a few rows.

  13. 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!
    Kim recently posted…Our WeekendMy Profile

  14. my daughter always chooses vibrant colors, too! LOVE the yarn you’re using for your shawl and look forward to seeing it when it’s all finished. I’ve been so busy I haven’t made much progress on early Christmas knits or crocheted items at all. 🙁
    Lisa recently posted…a brown baby cardi {tending my yarn garden}My Profile

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