Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Yarn Along: Madeleine L'Engle, Scarves & Baby Blanket

I am happy with this week's progress!

The unbelievably orange scarf (Ravelry here)
for one of my three munchkins in Ottawa!
They have the cutest soccer outfits from
Holland that are orange
and Mr. Husband thought of me making these
scarves for them!

The saga of the baby blanket continues!
I am making progress!
I am on a blue strand again now...
You can see from this picture that
the beginning of it was a lot smaller
than what it ended up as.
I added a lot of stitches I think in part
because I was trying at the beginning to do stockinette
and not have it curl up
and I just did not have enough experience in doing
it quite yet to get it right.
None the less,
I am happy with it!

As I said before,
it is made with love and creativity
and that in the end is what
matters to me,
especially as I've been knitting for
just over 2 months now...

I have ordered more yarn for it as
I am almost out.
So this one will not get done until
after Pascha...
(Ravelry here)
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I started this blue scarf
this past weekend.
It is for a gift for an older niece...

I am finding it hard to capture via camera
the light and brightness of this blue.
It is really lovely and becoming a
quick favourite of mine.
(Ravelry here.)

And the on-going green scarf!
It has a ways to go yet
but it is a wonderfully soft but thick yarn
and I think will be exactly as I wish it to be!
(Ravelry here)
 
I needed a comforting
thoughtful read and this
book by Madeleine L'Engle has been perfect.
She deals with tough issues but with so much
description of her family life
and discussions of how to care for one's self
when caring for others
that is not only enjoyable but
helpful.
I find myself wanting to quote from it to some of my
dearests friends...
*
Yarn Along with us!

9 comments:

kathatravelling said...

I really like the colours in your baby blanket. What yarns are you using?

Matushka Anna said...

Those stripes are really quite lovely!!

I can tell that the blue yarn is a beautiful color. (: Enjoy seeing what you're working on.

I have that book as well and it's great.

Mother4 said...

I would really love to read that book. Where did you find it?

karen said...

love and creativity are the most important ingredients!! Lovely blanket :)

Anna said...

That book is in my to-read pile! love to see all your knitting progress and colour choices - when I saw the post heading Madeleine L'Engle I thought you might be referring to Mrs Whatsit with her zillion scarves! heehee

elizabeth said...

the baby blanket yarns are http://www.lionbrand.com/6030/PictPage/1922244811.html and
http://www.lionbrand.com/6030/PictPage/1922244816.html

the book I found at my home library booksale many years ago; it is a first edition; see here for where you can get it in paperback

http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Great-Grandmother-Crosswicks-Journal-Book/dp/006254506X

Thanks everyone! :)

nanacathydotcom said...

I shall have to look out for that book- lovely knitting

Mistea said...

The blanket is looking lovely, and will be warm and cuddly.
Nice selection of scarves you are working on.
Enjoy your reading, sounds like a good book.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I'm loving seeing the progress of your knitting; you are doing so well!

I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to read any Madeleine L'Engle, but I do plan to soon.