Yarn Along: First Project Underway!

I’m joining in with Ginny at Small Things and Frontier Dreams. I’m happy to say that my first ever knitting project is well underway! I found this super-soft and luxurious yarn at Michaels a few weeks ago and knew that I had to do something warm and cozy with it.

YarnAlong-2Since I am a beginner, I decided that I wanted to do a scarf of some sort. I figured that this would be an easy project that might introduce me to patterns without being too overwhelming.

Naturally, I was drawn to hard patterns! I was drooling over scarves with intricate cables, but was dismayed about needing extra needles to accomplish the beautiful designs. I actually searched for quite a while to find something that was beautiful, challenging but not too challenging, and used the materials that I already had on hand.   weekend_scarf_mediumI found this beautiful scarf on Pinterest that used alternating rows of slip stitch and yarn over. I found these beautiful bamboo buttons and wanted to incorporate them somehow. I love infinity scarves and cowls, so I figured making something like that would be perfect.

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On my trip to Calgary, I decided to re-read a book I’ve had on my shelf for the last 7 years. I could not remember the story, so I thought I would pick it up again! The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is the most beautifully sad book I’ve ever read. It is the story of loss, parenthood, and love. I found it so moving, especially now that I am a mom. I highly recommend it.

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4 thoughts on “Yarn Along: First Project Underway!

  1. Lilly's Mom

    This new yarn looks like it will be a joy to knit with. How fun to start a new project. I’ve not read this book but I know it’s been a popular read. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. MalloryBrisson

      What a cool feeling…to start a project! I am excited to finish this…not only to have the finished product, but also to start something new!! And yes, the book is really fantastic. Super easy to read.

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  2. ameyknits

    I’m visiting from ginny’s yarn along. I wanted to mention that it’s possible to cable without a cable needle. Google will help you find some tutorials.
    Before I learned how to do cables without a cable needle, I occasionally used other things. Once it was a plastic coffee stirrer – you just need something with 2 ends. You could use a shortened chopstick (shortened so that it’s easier to work with – you COULD use it at full length).
    I love cables 🙂

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