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I love this yarn

I already posted the link to the pattern I’m using for my shawl but I have to tell you, I LOVE this yarn! It’s a nice big skein (560 yards) and it knits up so nice!

Miss Babs Yowza yarn


Cuddled up with Chesty, watching football, and knitting tonight!



Yes, I’d ordered some gray yarn and it arrived yesterday so I had to cast on another shawl … Using the same pattern, I’m going to try to finish this one before the Minneapolis trip on the 16th. Good thing it was a quick and enjoyable knit!


I started a new audiobook by the author of A Daughter’s Walk, not sure about this one yet.


Feeling better

Yesterday was a lost day … I spent all day in bed or on the sofa and didn’t make it to the sewing room at all. Today I woke up feeling better and started a second set of HeartStrings blocks for our November project – Black/White & Brights.


I was going to try a zigzag setting but didn’t really like it so I defaulted to my usual HS setting above.


I’m going to make this a small 24 block quilt so I can quilt it here on my regular sewing machine. 12 blocks done, 12 to go.


Happy Thanksgiving!

My plans for today — Sew-cook-sew-eat-sew. We’re having a HeartStrings sew along this holiday weekend and I plan to get the rest of the blocks for my Sharon Quilt done today. I promise I won’t post another photo until the top has been assembled but this is where I was at the beginning of the day. I’ve almost finished 16 more blocks so another hour or so will finish these blocks up (I need 48 for the quilt).


Keith doesn’t like this scarf with the coat but it’s the only one I have here and the scarf will just be peaking out so I think it will be fine. (The coat looks unflattering on the hanger but it’s really nicely fitted and warm – to minus 15 according to LLBean and it folds up small to go in my suitcase which is nice).


The pattern for the shawl/scarf is here. It was a quick easy knit and I enjoyed it. I don’t know if it shows in the photo but I love the little ruffled edge.


It’s just a cold

Not sure why I feel so bad today. Keith gave me his cold but my level of fatigue seems excessive for a simple cold … I did manage a couple hours in the sewing room and I finished knitting my green shawl/scarf ( she calls it a shawl but it’s more of a scarf size in my opinion which is fine because that’s what I wanted). I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep as I have an agenda of walking, cooking, and piecing tomorrow.


Back to work

We arrived home around 12 noon and I started right in on the cutting for my Sharon Challenge quilt for HeartStrings. I’d mentioned it when I was in GA pulling fabric to bring back that rather than strings and leftover strips that this would be a planned version. I brought back 11 fabrics but just need 8 of them — I wanted a little wiggle room. After playing with placement, this is what I came up with.


The gold in the center was going to be the corner fabric for the block only I didn’t have enough of it so there’s been a substitution. I did get 8 blocks pieced but it was too dark for a good photo so I’ll snap one tomorrow.

This evening I knit while watching the news – I can’t say I was surprised when the protests in Ferguson turned violent but am disgusted with those that took advantage of these events to create mayhem.

On the plus side, my hands weren’t idle and my shawl is now ready for the ruffle. I like that this pattern has me start the ruffle at a certain weight rather than having to count stitches!


In other news, I was unable to resist the Wollmeise yarn posted at the Loopy Ewe. Three more skeins are heading my way.


Soooo relaxed!

All day on the beach yesterday and today Keith decided we needed to hang out at the Spa pool and hot tub (less crowded than the big pool) so I decided I needed a massage too!



Breezy and Overcast

We’re OK with the weather being less than perfect. There’s no agenda other than relaxing, reading, and spending time together.



Cast On

I needed something on the needles for the drive tomorrow … Something easy. I also need a scarf for a trip next month to Minneapolis since my winter stuff went to GA so I cast on a shawl (scarf?).

Pattern – Yowza Weigh it Shawl
Yarn – Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein


It’s a mindless knit which is just what I wanted right now.


Hat #2

I can’t seem to get a good photo but I finished the second hat last night and added a butterfly tonight. It might have looked better in a solid yarn but I had the leftover purple from hat number one so that’s what I used.


I’m hoping the butterfly is more recognizable than my ladybugs!!

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