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Yarn Along – 9/30/15

September 30, 2015

There may have been a few yarn purchases recently. A new yarn shop has opened in my neighborhood, so I had to give them a little love. I have been searching for yarn to make Carrie’s Wrap, the sweater shown in the photo above. The designer is Sally Melville and it appears in the book, Knitting Pattern Essentials. It calls for a bulky yarn, but I have not been able to find anything in my price range that seemed right. We got 30% off at the grand opening of the shop, so I decided to bite the bullet and get a worsted yarn and redo some of the math to make it work. I think it will work out fine. I have gone up two sizes and I am getting the measurements I should have for my size. Hope it all goes well and isn’t a complete disaster!

The yarn is GORGEOUS! It is actually a bit more lilac than the photo. It is Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine – baby alpaca, wool and silk. Yeah. Softest yarn ever!

I am still listening to my audio book, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry. I’m a little over halfway through. Like it a lot.

I have also been downloading from the library Robert B. Parker e-books in the Spenser series like a fiend! They are fast reads, especially the second time through the series. Eh hem. I am on book 12 of 40 novels (I am not counting any written by the “new guy” who has taken over).

I just finished A Catskill Eagle, the one where Spenser has to go and rescue Susan. This is where their relationship gets really interesting. Parker certainly knew his characters. What a master.

Joining Ginny and friends in the Yarn Along.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2015 10:51 am

    That yarn looks fantastic. I better go to the yarn store sooner rather than later. I loved The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry! What a great read!
    I can’t wait to see your pretty sweater.

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    October 2, 2015 1:43 pm

    Luv your project bag!

  3. October 2, 2015 3:14 pm

    I love that pattern and I’m sure it will work out perfectly in that gorgeous yarn.

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