24 October 2012

-:- yarn along - a scarf and her fearful symmetry

Today I'm joining Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along (again!)

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Before Mr. and I moved West, we stopped here to get a few "see you later, New York" skeins of yarn. Because, as my dad said, you never really say good bye to New York.

I made these with the yarn I picked out and Mr. has requested that I make a scarf with his. He chose three skeins of Shelter, all different colors, and I've just been doing my own thing with it. Shelter is a really rustic yarn, made completely in the US of A - and I love it.


I always verge on dying of boredom whenever I am knitting a scarf, so I've been working on this one for awhile, picking it up every now and again to knit a few more rows. However, I'm pretty motivated to get it done now, both with the threat of winter looming and because I'd like to see it disappear from my project pile and reappear on Mr.'s neck where it belongs.



Book-wise, I'm still reading Her Fearful Symmetry and I still like it.
To me, good characters are critical to a good book. I can put up with a lot of bad writing in a lot of ways as long as the characters are interesting and well-developed. Bad plot? No problem as long as I get to hang out with some cool people characters as I'm wading through pages.

This book has some pretty diverse characters and I love that. I feel like I know each one of them. My favorite chapters have been the ones written from the ghost character's perspective - it's really neat to read about what it's (potentially) like to be a ghost.



And this, just so you know, is what I see when I come up for air during these photo shoots. My little puppy cat.



xox



18 comments:

  1. lovely project.....and very cute kitty feet!!

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  2. Those are just perfect fall colors you choose for the scarf. It's going to be nice and warm from the looks of the yarn.

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    1. They are perfect fall colors, aren't they? Mr. picked them out in summer, so we didn't even make that fall connection!

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  3. I love the pattern and colors of the scarf...it will look great among fall leaves!

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    1. Yah maybe we'll put off raking leaves for one more week so we can get some pictures with them...? :) Sounds like a good excuse to me!

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  4. I really did enjoy that book. You are going to love the ending :) No spoilers, I promise. I love that yarn color and you will be done with that scarf!! BTW you have a refreshing blog to peruse :)

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    1. haha! Thanks! Yah, I just realized I may have implied that the plot is bad through my post - totally not my intent. I just really love the characters and that alone is enough for me to really love the book! I'm definitely enjoying it. I'm glad you have faith in my ability to finish that scarf...and I'm also so glad you are enjoying perusing my blog! :) I enjoy perusing yours as well!

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  5. Kitty feet make me smile. :)

    What a luscious color you're working with. There's so much depth to it I think!

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    1. Me too!! :) Yah, there definitely is a lot of depth there. I'm happy you could see that through those photos! The third color is a bit of a pea-green - it also has a lot of depth.

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  6. Beautiful yarn, hope the scarf is warm and cosy when finished.

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    1. Thank you! I hope it will be too! :)

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  7. Fantastic colors! That mustardy one is my favorite.

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  8. Love the colours. I am knitting a scarf right now and feel like it is taking forever.

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    1. They always do! I don't know what it is about a scarf that makes it that way. I have more fun knitting cowls, even! :)

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  9. Lovely! The yarn and those cute kitty feet. :)

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