18 July 2012

Yarn Along: time-pressed soul food

Joining in with Ginny again, to share the weekly books and projects that are getting what scant attention this week allows.  I am feeling... scattered.  Pulled and stretched.  So this book is just perfectly right and fitting for my heart and soul, so hungry and tired.  I only wish I had more time for reading when I most need it.  Even daily devotions are being somewhat squeezed between exhaustion and unwanted busy-ness.
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The scarf is my Saroyan, mustard yellow alpaca and silk; lovely watching the leaves form.  But yet another thing that isn't getting the attention it deserves.  I long for a day off to just knit and read, and I'm craving just an hour of silence.

I treated myself to this book: Cast On Bind Off.  It's perhaps not as comprehensive as I expected, implying as it does that there are *many* decorative bind-offs included where in fact there are a couple (do more exist, somewhere?) but overall...  It's a clear easy-to-use book with great pictures and lots of helpful detail.  I'm glad I got it.  Perhaps my expectations were a little too high, I don't know!
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I also (apart from the baby hat and jumper that made it into other posts) knitted this, for my shop.  It's partway through getting its embellishments.  Morgan wants to keep it.  :)  Super soft light fine cotton.  :)
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10 comments:

  1. I love Saroyan, the colour is gorgeous, and the baby cardi is adorable! I'm sorry your book was disappointing.

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    1. Finished off the shrug this morning, such fun embellishing things! :)

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  2. That scarf is beautiful. I love the design and that yellow alpaca silk looks luscious. :)

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    1. It is! It's Debbie Bliss Andes, bought half price on sale (2 skeins).

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  3. The scarf is beautiful.
    Gift from the sea is just one of those books that stays forever on my bedside table.

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    1. I bought it on your recommendation - thank you! xx

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  4. I love the colour of your scarf!

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    1. Yellow really makes me smile at the moment.

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  5. love saroyan and yellow, the baby sweater is sweet. i hope you find a little time just for you :)

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