Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yarn Along

I have really been off my blogging game lately.  I  have been in a picture taking, exciting life SLUMP!!!
I get it if you are so done with me.  I wish I could promise a more exciting life ahead.  Who knows, I may get a sewing machine and then I just know the blog will take off with fascinating stories of me trying to not loose myself in sewing. But for now I can entertain you with my ever lovin' pursuit of knitting.  And I will try not to comment on my own ability being far below my own expectation.
I will start with my confession of not really getting the whole worsted weight situation.  I am trying to learn about the different yarns..but I am still CLUELESS when it comes to what is what. So, lacking the yarn knowledge I so desperately need, I have made some key mistakes when trying to match patterns and yarn BY MYSELF!!!  But my little kids don't mind my 300 attempts at a single well fitted hat.

And this little beauty was knit with Louisa Harding's grace yarn.  Such yummy yarn even though it was not intended for this project.  This project is under the 1 hour section in Last Minute Knitted Gifts.  I am amazed to say this took me a REALLY long time to finish.  It is a sweet little kerchief that actually looks really cute on.  I think I love this project and want to make one for a friend.  I just have to carve out several hours to finish the 1 hour knitted gift.

This is the most annoying thing in my knitting world right now..and I really have no more to say about this except..who can untangle 200 yards of yarn?

And for another smashing success...my Rosa hat from Soul Mama..just a little smaller than it should be.  But it less small than my other small ones have been...so I am bound to get a hat right soon!!

She looks cute in it..even if her little ears with freeze from exposure..

 And this project comes from Louisa Harding's Queen of Hearts book.  It is a hat that I  think is going really well.  I LOVE this yarn. It is Hulda from Louisa Harding.  I hope to finish this by Friday because my girls have a knitting lesson with a knitting PROFESSIONAL and I need some help finishing this hat which is knit NOT in the round.  I think this hat could easily be knit in the round and I may try it myself, depending on how well this first hat goes.
This hat is so cute with a picot cast on and a neat ribbed pattern.  I have high hopes...I need a knitting success.  I hope this is the one!

And as usual I have no picture of books that I am reading.  I am waiting for a book I got from Amazon that I will be re-reading for the 100th time.  The name of the book is Mom Like You, by Vicki Farris.  Her husband founded HSLDA and they have 10 children.  Her book talks about her life as a home schooling mom.  I love her approach and I need to read it again.  It is one of those books that feels like an old friend is sharing her heart with you..and you need to hear it.


Join Ginny for  REAL LIFE AMAZING KNITTERS as she hosts this weeks Yarn Along

16 comments:

  1. Your Rosa hat looks terrific!! Can't wait to see your next one, I am sure it will turn out beautiful!

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  2. I love that dusty rose shade, but man! tangled yarn is the pits, isn't it? :)

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  3. I love the Rosa hat - so cute!
    I'm always a little nervous about matching wool to a pattern...what if it is too little yarn or it comes out to big!!? Good luck with your hat - looks like you're off to a great start!

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  4. You'll get the yarn thing right with some practice I'm sure! Your Rosa hat does look lovely! Best wishes!

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  5. What beautiful projects! I LOVE the Rosa Hat!

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  6. You're really busy! I think the Rosa hat looks terrific! I hear you on the tangle of yarn. So frustrating!

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  7. I am very impressed with your knitting....I too have started to knit and find it....well ~ confusing! It has definitely cut into blogging...can't do it all! Right now I am working on a sweater! Going to try to get some pics of it on the ole blog...I love seeing what you are working on!

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  8. Great projects! I had to lol at the tangled yarn!
    I recently had to take so much time to untangle 100 gms of Araucania Cotton that I could almost have knit a sweater in that time!

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  9. I, too, don't really get what yarn is what...yet. There is always hope! Sorry about the knot of yarn, the kids? I get that too!

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  10. I love your projects, especially the one with the picot cast on!

    Thanks for stopping by today. : ) I'm enjoying your blog, too.

    Kelly @ Creating a Family Home
    www.creatingafamilyhome.com

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  11. The hat turned out so pretty and it fits very nicely too. You are doing SO well with your knitting. My aunt taught me to knit wwhen I was 7 when she was visiting one weekenc. It taught me the basics but I've been on my own ever since. I'm glad that your girls are getting "professional" knitting lessons. If they learn well from the beginning, they will always remember those skills.

    I love you and your kids and husband. I don't know where I found your blog but you are right up there near the top of my much too long blog list which I really will weed out one of these days. I'm 75 - married 57 years - 6 children and 2 in heaven - 31 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren & 2 more on the way.

    Your husband and children are blessed to have you - you are so full of love and enthusiasm.
    Blessings... PS Don'e EVER buy Lion brand's "Homespun " yarn. It is very pretty but bunches up on the core and I'm making a friend a 5 foot long shawl and I've spent half my time pushing the "bunching" along so that I can knit. I only have one foot to go and have been avoiding finishing it. :-(

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  12. Love this post, love your blog. You are a beautiful family. God bless you all.

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  13. Oh, all the pink - love it!
    The hat is cute. W

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  14. Love your Rosa hat and the little kerchief.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  15. oooooo.... Love the picot cast on! Have fun experimenting! I think the best way to learn sometimes is by just trying and messing up. I've had to "teach myself" too. Still learning. You are inspiring.

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  16. Oh I love your rosa hat!! It turned out so lovely and the dusty rose color you are knitting with now is so pretty :) I have a terrible time matching up the right yarns for the project to so I just go straight to whomever is working the the yarn shop usually, hand them my pattern and shout out colors I like as they take me in loops around the shop *grin*. One day I'm hoping I'll be able to do it myself... maybe LOL.

    PS. love the above post about the photo taking of the kids. don't you wish sometimes that everyone would come together, look clean, smile and not cry and actually look the right way?! Only in a perfect world *grin*.

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