Yarn-along: this time it is all about knitting

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~ Ginny at small things

This week, I’ve been steeped in knitting — grading a design for publication, working on those hats I mentioned last week, and working on shop samples for my LYS. Whew … but it is fun …

Here are the hats I designed and knit up this weekend:

Yarn-along: July 17, 2013

Yarn-along: July 17, 2013

Aren’t they fun? The kids love them and I might need to make a few more to satisfy them all …

… and here is my current, “on the needles” project … my Knittin’ Love shawl done here in Plymouth’s Cleo (a DK-weight mercerized cotton).

Knittin' Love ... a shop sample in Plymouth's Cleo

Knittin’ Love … a shop sample in Plymouth’s Cleo

So what’s on your needles and/or reading table? Wanna come play …

20 Responses to “Yarn-along: this time it is all about knitting”
  1. Donna says:

    Awesome hats! I love that neon yarn. I spun some like that and it’s so nice to see the brightness during the grey winter months.

  2. Mary G says:

    So glad you like the hats!

    I haven’t gotten into spinning yet … I figure the time I’d spend spinning, I could be knitting! But I am starting to feel the urge to branch out to rigid heddle loom weaving … now that would be fun!

    Hugs and happy knitting (and spinning …)
    Mary G.

  3. steph says:

    WOW!!! NEON! The kids should go crazy for them!!!!! 🙂

  4. Mary G says:

    aren’t they fun? I’m thinking I need to make one for ME just to be cool too ….

    Mary G.

  5. Michelle says:

    Wow, that yarn looks bright in the skeins! I love the hats — especially the pink and yellow one.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    what great hats! 🙂 the shawl is lovely too! what a lot of fun!

  7. Tonya says:

    Wow, your hats are just gorgeous!

  8. Mary says:

    Love seeing how your neon yarns took shape!

  9. elflyn says:

    Wow what a pop of neon!!
    Have a beautiful week.

  10. Mary G says:

    aw … thanks! they were fun (and knit up quickly on #11s)!

    Mary G.

  11. Mary G says:

    thanks! they are alot of fun!

    Mary G.

  12. Mary G says:

    aren’t they fun … definitely hats to brighten up the dark days of winter!

    Have a lovely week!
    Mary G.

  13. I just love all the bright colors! So cheery:)

  14. Stephanie says:

    I love the color work! The green and yellow hat is my fave. It’s fun to see what patterns or designs one can create with color or lacework! Happy knitting!

  15. CathieJ says:

    Found your site through the yarn along. I love your colorful hats!

  16. Beate says:

    Such fun and cheerful hats! And I love the shawl!

  17. Mary G says:

    The green and yellow is my 10yos favorite! I love how easy it is to change a look completely either thru the colors or moving one st over or whatever. I love colorwork!

    Mary G.

  18. Mary G says:

    So glad you stopped by! The Yarn-along is fun, isn’t it? The hats are most certainly COLOR-ful!


  19. Mary G says:

    So glad you like the hats .. and that shawl is a favorite of mine. I did the original in Cascade’s Ultra Pima, but I think I’m liking the look and feel of the Plymouth Cleo even better ….

    Mary G.

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  1. […] I have tried FOUR times to make something with the natural-colored Plymouth Cleo … you can see one of the attempts here. Nothing seemed to feel right. The stitch definition of the Cleo is fabulous … and the yarn feels wonderful … but somehow, it just didn’t gel. I even put aside the natural and picked up the red to make a shop model of my Knittin’ Love shawl, a shawl that is getting rave reviews from folks who come in and see it at Dog House Yarns. You can see a closeup of that shawl in last week’s yarn-along … […]

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