Thursday, June 4, 2015

Yarn Along on a Thursday (again)

A day late, but my husband always tells me money is no object, so I will not worry about the dollar short!

Do you know what is hard? Trusting that the postal service will, in fact, deliver that lovingly knitted object to its owner unharmed. I am still awaiting word on that. And it was my first knit using Madelinetosh, so I am oh so worried that something dreadful is going to befall my little package.

After knitting with such yummy yarn, I needed something equally yummy and fun to knit with, without the price tag. Enter Knitpicks Shine. The stitch definition is amazing and the softness and sheen are equally incredible. I am making.... get ready to be shocked.....another bunny! I can't help it, they are so stinkin' cute. Therese is trying to claim it for herself, but I am waiting to see if that is who this is meant for.

I also cast on twice, in two different yarns for a new shawl. Here is the pattern.One in that crazy blue ball of yarn that is still bigger than my head after knitting a whole sweater with it. The other in a laceweight yarn that I got for free from Knitpicks. The thing is, it calls for dk weight and neither yarn falls into that category.  The blue one seems too scratchy and it is acrylic (or at least I think so), which I doubt will block out very well, but is just right for keeping a chill off. The lace yarn is softer, wool, and pretty, but it is so lightweight that I doubt it will be as large or warm as I was aiming for.

I am about halfway through my current read, "The Bird in the Tree" by Elizabeth Goudge. Bedtime reading for the kids is "The Teacher's Funeral" by Richard Peck. I have such fun reading to them in a southern twang. I think I am pretty good at it, just so you know. Maybe it is all the collard greens I love to eat. I don't know.

I forgot to take a picture of the blue version. And good grief! Look at all that pollen on the keyboard! I have had the door to the outside open all day. No wonder my allergies are on overdrive.

Joining Ginny, as always.


  1. I love Shine, too, especially for little ones. It is so soft and the stitches look so good.

    I love the color you have on the needles for your shawl. Free yarn from Knitpicks? How'd you manage that?

    1. A while back they had a promo going on. If you spent $50, you got 5 skeins of mystery yarn for free.

  2. That bunny face is adorable. Can't wait to see the finished item. And your shawls are just gorgeous. I love them!

  3. Bunny and shawl are gorgeous!!