Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Yarn Along

Lately I've been lucky to finish some big projects.  Freeing up my needles is always such a fun sense of accomplishment.  I wish empty laundry baskets would give that same feeling to me.  I'm on a home knits kick and have found the most perfect long project to work on -The Beekeeper Quilt.  It will be made up of hundreds of these little stuffed hexipuffs that once tied together, will be adorable.  I'm using a color palate from one of my favorite artist to keep it relatively organized.  So far it is the perfect project to tote around to our playground and tuck in my purse.  I'm still working on my little one's longies stash and have a knit-along shawl that I'm not feeling to much (I'm a linear person, not geometric) and a birthday present for a little friend of ours in the works.  I like to be busy as a bee at all times.

I feel like I've also been lucky to finally get a most anticipated fall read - The Rhythm of The Family by Amanda Blake Soule. I'm sure I won't be the only one in this yarn along to be currently reading it.  It is great. I love her blog and am very inspired by her.  This book gives me some great ideas to jump off of with the soon approaching season change.  I have a feeling that I'll be reaching for it again and again (like I do her other books) as the year ends and starts anew. 


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Following along with Ginny at Small Things -sharing our favorite things...knits and reads.


16 comments:

  1. I am so looking forward to receiving my copy of that book too, Kristi! I love Amanda Blake Soule's work.

    That beekeeper's quilt looks like quite a project, but I imagine it's pretty quick to knit each hexagon. I bet it turns out great!

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  2. The quilt sounds like an interesting concept.
    I love the colours you have on the needles in the bowl.
    Enjoy the reading.

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  3. The beekeeper's quilt sounds so intriguingly and interesting. Can't wait to see it!

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  4. I love the beekeeper quilt pattern, the hexipuffs just look so gorgeous. I know what you mean about the sense of accomplishment at getting something off the needles too.

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  5. I can't wait to see your quilt as it unfolds, and also can't wait to get a copy of Amanda's new book! I love all of her books, and her blog.

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  6. Your quilt sounds wonderful and I love the colors of the yarn you are using.
    I agree with you on the book and can't wait to read my copy.xx

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  7. Ahhhh, I see you got stung by the Bee(keeper's Quilt), too.

    I'm loving cranking out a few hexipuffs at a time. Mine will be made up mostly of sock yarn leftover from other projects, so it will be interesting to remember what project the yarn originally grew up to be.

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  8. The colors in your yarn are beautiful....

    ~~Renee

    A Knitters Notebook

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  9. That bee-keepers quilt is calling my name! So fun!
    I got Amanda's book in the mail this week too, and I have been reading little snippets of it when I have 5 minutes here or there.
    It's a joy.

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  10. When my copy arrives, I'll have to get a fresh cup of coffee and read it (okay, look at it), uninterrupted. The beekeeper's quilt looks fascinating. Just wondering how it's assembled? That must take an awful long time. Love Larson as well!

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  11. Your photo looks so autumn like~I love it!! I look forward to seeing your progress on the quilt. Pretty colors and an interesting pattern.

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  12. i love the colors in your bowl! it all looks so lovely, and cozy, and like i want to be sitting in that space!

    :)
    jen

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  13. i absolutely love the colors in that bowl!!!

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  14. Love the rich raspberry in your bowl! Yum!

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  15. what a great quilt...can't wait to see it finished!!

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