Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Yarn Along

It's been a couple of weeks since I've participated in Yarn Along, mostly due to our road trip. I did take my knitting along on the trip, but for the first half of the trip, knitting was very difficult due to (what I assume was) a pinched nerve in my neck. I visited a chiropractor the day we left on our trip, but it still took a few days for the issue to work itself out, lots of fun on a road trip! Anyway, my Vent d'est vent d'oust cowl is almost complete, only about 20 rows left.  I love the texture that the pattern lends, and the soft alpaca yarn makes this piece quite soft and lovely.

Over our trip, I started reading The Enchanted Wood to the kids.  They love it almost as much as the sequel, The Magic Faraway Tree, which I read first. This version (hardcover, 1993) is more fun to read than our version of The Magic Faraway Tree, as each page has a large vintage picture that makes the story come alive even more.


And I had to include a close-up of the cowl just so you could see the scrumptious texture that the pattern lends. I can't wait to make this cowl part of my staple wardrobe this fall!


10 comments:

  1. That alpaca yarn must be so soft and wonderful - I think your project is beautiful. The cowl looks great!

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  2. What a wonderful color, it does look incredibly soft.
    Loved Enid Blyton as a kid.

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  3. I adore the texture!! It's going to be lovely around someones neck (when it's cold).

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  4. how very beautiful! that Enid Blyton is such a wonderful kids author...

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  5. I love enjoying a good book with my kids. We've been working on The Hobbit for some time, but I'm always interested in what books others are enjoying with their kiddos!

    Lovely yarn becoming a lovely cowl. Happy knitting!

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  6. I just want to squish it between my hands. You can just see the softness! Beautiful.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  7. Pretty knitting. Lovely colour and texture.
    Oh the magic of those stories, Enjoy.

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  8. Beautiful! And yes, neck pain is not conducive to knitting at all, is it? I took a peak at your road trip photos ~ what an awesome hands-on adventure! ~ paula@weewhimsicals

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  9. wow thats beautiful you have talent

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