Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yarn Along 2

Good morning everyone.  Good news here in my patch -- its' raining -- a real steady solid downpour of earth quenching, plant nourishing, soul restoring rain!  It's been months since we've had more than the rare light shower, so I am over the top with rain love today ^v^.  All the doors and windows are thrown open, and there's a cool breeze blowing through the house -- ahhhh fall, finally fall.  Love!



Even Tree Man and Mr. & Mrs. Corny Old Scarecrow are thrilled.

Sorry for the little digression there, but rain is important news here in Little Rabbit.  So anyway, knitting & reading -- also important stuff . . .I'm joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along again this week.  I'm still reading along on the same books I posted about last week, but I've also been reading and loving "Mollie Makes" magazine this week. 

(yes, that is a dirty puppy foot in the top left corner, but he's careful not to step on important things)

I just got the new "Mollie Makes" yesterday and discovered that gorgeous marigold yellow shawl.  I just love it, don't you?  Thing is, I can't find the name of the pattern or any info about it in the magazine.  The photo is on a page which advertises for Loop, a lovable looking yarn shop in London.  So, I wandered around their website looking for the pattern, and I think it might be this one.  It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but it looks close, doesn't it?  I love lace shawls made up with heavier weight yarn -- like maybe a dk or even worsted.  Anyway, this might have to go in my queue soon.  And I don't know what it is about golden yellows lately.  I'm not really a yellow person, but I seem to want to make everything in earthy goldenrod colors lately.  Guess I'm over my green phase ^v^.

Here's a better photo of the shawl.  Isn't it pretty?

Anyway, my knitting project of the week is the Camilla Kid pattern from the so talented Carrie Bostick Hoge.  I was completely inspired to make this by the lovely Ginny.  I love the yellow (again) one she made for her girls.  I'd seen Carrie's patterns for adults, but the children's patterns had slipped by me somehow, so Ginny,  thank you so much for sharing.  I found the yarn for this on sale at the Woolie Ewe in Plano last week (yes, it's a long drive but I didn't tell you the new LYS in Tyler {closer} has already closed -- sad for them).  Anyway, it's Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky and it was on sale 1/2 off.  I think our little Chloe will like the soft muted color, and don't you think it might look cute with a brown corduroy skirt and sweater tights?


(Linus Blanket from "Knitting for Peace")

I know I'm probably one of the last people on the planet to get "Knitting for Peace", but I finally broke down and ordered it a couple of weeks ago -- mostly for the Linus Blanket pattern (another mustard-ish) colored knit.  Doesn't it look so squishy and spongey and cosy?  I really want to knit this up for one of my granchildren, but just haven't quite gotten the details worked out yet -- which grandchild (of 8!), which yarn, what color, etc., but I will get there . . . eventually.

Oh, and remember the plain vest from last week?  Well, I frogged it.  Not only were the colors different, but I just could not make myself like that awful sheddy splitty yarn (Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Alpaca), so that project is on hold until I can find the right yarn -- good yarn and no settling this time.  Settling for 2nd best (or 3rd or 9th in this case) always seems to turn out to be what my mom called 'false economy', i.e. buying something you don't really love just because it's inexpensive and available -- and then you never wear it or use it.  You know?

Happy knitting and reading everyone!

♥ ♥ ♥

G

ETA:  Many thanks to helpful Ravelry girls for sending me the link to the book -- "Juju's Loops" -- (coming out in November) where the pattern for the yellow shawl can be found.  And another link here where you can see more of the patterns in the book.  Must have it.

19 comments:

Erin said...

"Mollie Makes" looks adorable! (but not half as adorable as that little girl's sweater! What a lovely pattern!)

Gigi said...

Thank you Erin! It's a great knit so far. I just hope my little Chloe likes it.
Blessings,
G

Bonnie said...

You are so right about the yarn. Quality does make a difference and your time is valuable. Not worth putting the work in if it doesn't feel right.

I love that yellow shawl in Mollie makes. That is one I would love to work on. Could you e-mail Loop to get the pattern information?

Gumbo Lily said...

RAIN! Yessssss! I know how it feels to be dry as a bone and then get a drenching. I'm so happy for you and Little Rabbit.

Love, love, love the golden knitting. Do you feel like the girl from Rumplestiltskin who spun straw into gold? Yarn into treasures!

Jody

Becks said...

That is sucha sweet jumper, and you're right, it will look lovely with boots and super chunky tights.
The colour is lovely.

whendidibecomeaknitter said...

Happy you got the rain it sounds like you really needed. Good luck finding the right yarn. The wrong yarn can certainly spoil a project.

Kristen said...

Such a fun, newsy little post! Enjoy your rain, I love it too!

wayside wanderer said...

BEAUTIFUL header picture, Gigi! I love it!!! So glad you got some rain, too.

steph said...

If you track down that Loops pattern, I hope you will post it!! It's lovely!!!

And I thought I was busy knitting for 7 grandchildren!! When they actually ask for things--and then look forward to them.....makes all the work so worth it!!! Happy afghan-ing.

Pom Pom said...

I like Knitting for Peace, too.
Oh my goodness! I need that new Mollie Makes!
I rejoice with you as you LOVE the rain!
Cute dirty puppy paw, too! I need a dog.

Gigi said...

Thank you for stopping by - I appreciate your sweet comments!
Hugs,
G

Lori ann said...

I 1000 times agree, I love that false economy. I was always taught this too. I love that shawl and I too love these deep warm yellows. I need the new Mollie Makes, I love that magazine. Your quince sweater is adorable.

lunefantasy said...

it's not "easy" to have beautiful and great yarn because it's so expensive but the results are present !!!

Your color's choices are very nice

Sorry for my bad language...

Jess said...

Rain, ahhhh! We had an entire weekend of rain, I swear it was pure bliss!! We had the doors open all weekend, candles burning, Patty Griffin radio, & the smell of homemade apple pie baking. It was so cozy & much needed!

I'm in love with that mustard colored shawl! In love! Especially the way it's paired with the white dress! Looks like you are cozing up too! Fall is GOOD, so so good, for our souls!!

xx

Gigi said...

Hi Bitty Girl! Your house sounds much cosier than ours -- wish I was there! Soon I hope.
♥ ♥ ♥
MA

The Barefoot Crofter said...

I love the pattern you are working there. I bought MM last month and I am still making up my mind on it. Hmmm might just have to check out this edition - just to see.... :)
xxx

steph said...

Thanks so much for posting the Loops information. I NEVER preorder a book----until now. :)

Gigi said...

Me too Steph -- ASAP ;)

stitching under oaks said...

love that linus blanket...alas you're not the last one to get that book...I don't have it yet myself! Have a great week friend.

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