Thursday, June 6, 2019

Yarn Along - June

I decided if I was going to get back to normal regular blogging, I'd better have something ready for the June Yarn Along.  That and I'd picked up a skein of Rhapsody in Hue's Equinox Farm yarn at the fiber festival and I was dying to try it out ;-).




Melanie did a spring and fall colorway and I picked spring.  I'm not sure why, as I much prefer fall, but I was probably feeling sentimental about the redbuds, which were as beautiful this spring as they were when this picture was taken several years ago.




The redbud blooms might be gone, but the yarn still looks right at home with a backdrop of Johnny Jump Ups on the Wool House porch.


My knitting mascot for this project is Silke, a super sweet lamb from Little Cotton Rabbits.  I've been trying to purchase one for several years and finally got lucky (they sell out in a minute when she lists them!) last fall...winter...?  If I'd kept the blog current I'd know for sure :-/.  Anyway, she took the first frogging with great courage and luckily we haven't had any more trouble.


Melanie did half the skeins with Merino and half with Blue Faced Leicester.  I chose the BFL since I'm...all together now...a coarse wool girl and I thought it might suit me better than merino, but it's not coarse.  It's very soft and smooth...and I'll be happy to get back to some good old Texel or Jacob when I'm finished ;-).  


The colors are really pretty though and I'm having fun working with it.  I think she may have a few skeins left from the festival if case you are interested in knitting along :-).  The pattern I'm knitting is Taina by Eeva Kesakuu.

For my book...well, I listened to some really good ones over the winter and during the Iknitarod/Iknitaredux.  I actually have some Friday Flashback pictures to post from the epic journey, so I'll share that list then.  

For this spring?  Meh... I've only listened to one book that I've really enjoyed.  But I really enjoyed it.  It's the final book in a series of three.  I've listened to them all and loved all three.  They are The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Rosie Result, but Graeme Simsion.  

I think you could listen to just the last one and not be lost, but why.  Start at the beginning and fall in love with all the characters and the last one will be just that much better.  They are cute and funny and the last one really makes you think.  Just brilliant.

Joining in with Ginny.



11 comments:

MarmePurl said...

Color AND soft. Now I might be a tad worried about you. The project is beautiful though. I hope you enjoy the knit and the FO.
Hopefully knitting will come back to me soon...

Michelle said...

Laughing at MarmePurl's comment; glad you're back to "normal." ;-)

knitski said...

Nice looking yarn! Best of luck and may the frogging gnomes be done with you!

Anonymous said...

eager to see the finished product - this has always been my fave color mix, greens and purples. i'm a cool-colors girl. --suz in ohio

Cheryl West said...

Beautiful yarn and colors. May I ask what pattern you are using? Really lovely.

Pernille said...

Oh, that looks like a beautiful shawl to be :)

I need orange said...

Thanks for the intro to Little Cotton Rabbits. :-)

Your shawl is lovely. How nice to knit something where fit is not an issue. :-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

The pattern is Taina https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/taina-2

Terry and Linda said...

I like the look of the yarn. Soft is nice. So are any other type and color. Thanks for the book ideas...I am always looking for good books.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I love your colors so cheerful! :)

Juliana said...

Those colors are gorgeous and the stitch pattern is great! Well done!!

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