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Yarn Along – 7/15/15

July 15, 2015

Hello Yarn-Along-ers and other readers! I am always inspired by all the participants to make some progress on my projects.

This week I am coming down to the end of a travel knitting project that I started on our trip to Boston. Knitting keeps me sane in airports and on planes. I don’t always want to read a book and time flies with a simple project to focus on.

I am knitting on the border of the Yowsa Weigh-It Shawl, designed by Susan B. Anderson. It was designed for the yarn Yowsa, but I changed it up for a lighter weight fingering yarn with amazing colors – Knitpicks Hawthorne in color Vancouver.

Pattern notes can be found on my Ravelry project page. 

I am currently listening to Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Goodreads summary describes it pretty well:

“…A story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.”

I am enjoying learning about a different culture. So far it is an engaging story. I am on disk four of fifteen, so I’ll let you know how I feel when I am done.

Kind of excited to finish this knit and cast on its “sister” summer pattern that I have lined up next. Christmas knitting in July feels very relaxed and enjoyable!

Joining Ginny and friends.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2015 3:08 pm

    I wasn’t sure if I was going to knit that version but yours looks so nice. Oh dear, I am afraid I may have to stumble over to the Miss Bab’s website.. Sigh

    • July 15, 2015 3:31 pm

      Oh goodness. Sorry! There is fun yarn over there! I liked the border on this one so much, that’s what sold me on this version.

  2. July 15, 2015 7:46 pm

    Wow, I love how that KP yarn is knitting up for that! I’ve eyed it in the catalog many times but wondered whether I’d like how it looks once knit, since yarn varies so much that way! Yours is stunning. I’m seriously tempted to completely copycat you! 🙂

    • July 15, 2015 8:34 pm

      I am happy to be the test-knitter for the yarn in this pattern. I think alternating skeins is key since those in the same dye lot can be vastly different. I have lots left, so more socks are in the future! I have another color in the line I am dying to try as well.

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