Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Checked Blanket, Tartine and A Future Pretty Scarf


I have begun my second textured blanket,
with big 'checkers' as it were. 
I am really enjoying it so far;
I am doing it on a bigger needle size (10)
and it is making for a soft draping blanket....
I still have to find a size 10 circular needle though! 
We will see if I have luck finding on in NYC today!
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I've been reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn...
I thought I had not read it before but I have a feeling I did 
read it now, maybe the year I was in library school
in London Ontario (so about 10 years ago).


I got some cute shimmery cotton yarn on sale  
that I hope will become a pretty 
scarf, based on this pattern
(thanks TJ!)


I am thinking of doing it in this colour lineup, 
cream, the pale blue, the sea green and the light shimmery brown...
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I am also scanning the Tartine Cookbook I got for Christmas.




I have some serious desserts to contemplate...
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I am posting this a day early as I fear it will not get done otherwise!
With NYC today, it will be busy and I am guessing tomorrow will be 
a rest day for me!
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What are you reading and making?
Yarn Along with us! 


24 comments:

Anna said...

Love your new soft yarn colours! And a nice glimpse of the deep teal taking shape :) I have read Joy in the Morning by the same author, but not Tree. Yet!

Paula said...

Knit Picks has some beautiful circular needles. The blanket is coming along nicely.

Mimi said...

I didn't read it until my adulthood, but greatly enjoyed.
Love the yarn!

Apseed I said...

I love love your new cotton yarns! I'm sure it will be a pleaser to knit with them.

karen said...

look at all of that luscious yarn! Wonderful! I love that book and I've read it twice, once as a teen and then as an adult. Loved it both times for different reasons. There is an old movie that is good as well.

October Rose said...

What lovely pastels! I actually started reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn last week, also, but for some reason it wasn't what I was looking for and I switched to The Hobbit. I think I will pick it up again later in the year. :)

Nicole said...

I like the blue-colored yarns! I bet it will make a beautiful blanket. I'm still working on the baby blanket I've been at for a while...plodding along and getting closer :)

Iris said...

Love the yarn colours, and that blanket will be so cozy!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Your yarns are beautiful and will make a lovely scarf.
I love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and the movie was pretty good too.

Donna said...

You have so much pretty yarn! It just makes me smile. I have never read a Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I really should considering I come from NY!

Heather said...

The yarn colors look awesome! And it looks so soft :-) Looking at the dessert pictures has also made me quite hungry for something sweet...I will have to see what I can come up with today!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Love the cotton yarn, can't wait to see what you do with it. So yummy!

Shirley :: Under An English Sky said...

I love the soft colours of your cotton yarn! Reminds me of the warm hazy days of summer :)

Jen Letts said...

Loving those cotton colors! So soft and shimmery.

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

I really like those cotton colors. What cotton is it?

elizabeth said...

Ranee ~ it's Cascade Yarns UltraPima Fine.

willfulmina said...

I hope your trip to NYC is a success! That book is one of my favorites. I have a lovely hardcover copy of it that survived my recent book purge!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I haven't read the book either. So many books, so little time :-D

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Wow, Enjoy your trip! I really enjoyed this book.

Melissa Marie said...

The blanket is going to look lovely. By the way, I love your pictures. I haven't read the book a Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but look forward to!

The Sitting Tree said...

That yarn looks dreamy!

T.J. said...

ooh you're right- those yarns do look yummy. I never read that book(or think I haven't) even though I know I want to read it. Have to keep an eye out for it now. Oh and thanks for the shout out!! You're so sweet!

Matushka Anna said...

I LOVE the yarn!! LOVE IT!! :D

Heather LeFebvre said...

Your yarn looks so pretty!!! I need to find out more about that Madeleine D'Engle book you like....finally finished the one I was reading.