Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday's Yarn Along

Thank goodness Ginny over at Small Things hosts a weekly 'Yarn Along' where we share what we are knitting and reading.  I made a commitment to myself that I was going to participate each week and if it wasn't for the Yarn Along, I wouldn't be bothering with this post.  It's been an insanely nonproductive week as far as knitting and/or reading goes.

Knitted Reyna shawl.  Simple lace triangular shawl.

My Reyna shawl has a few more rows but not enough to be noticeable.

striped cowl in autumn colors for sale at  fall colored stripes
Make Believe 2 Cowl

I've knit a few more pattern repeats on the cowl but again, not enough to be noticeable.

brown adult sized beanie, slightly slouchy hat with cables on the brim

The one saving grace for the week is this hat.  It practically knit itself.  The yarn is Patons Classic Wool in the Chestnut Tweed colorway.  I was in my local Joanne's Fabric store buying buttons & discovered the yarn on sale.  I'd never seen Patons Classic Wool in a tweed like that with the blips of color before.  The yarn just jumped into my cart all by itself and once I got home, it just magically cast itself onto the needles and before I could even get dinner in the oven, I had a hat.

As for what I'm reading, I'm still reading Sweet Southern Trouble by Heather McGhee.

a 99 cent Kindle book written by Heather McGhee

It's a cute romance novel set in a small southern town and it's well worth it's 99 cent Kindle price tag.  I've noticed a few editing errors (which always seem to plague the 99 cent Kindle books) but not so many it becomes difficult to read.


  1. I love your projects. And the colors! From the sweet colors in your Reyna to the vibrant colors in the cowl and the fun tweedy brown in the hat - they're all great.

    1. Thanks! I'm like a toddler - I get bored easily so I end up knitting many things at once in many more colors.

  2. I love that reyna shawl, I wished I had more than 400 yards cuz I could have knit forever!! lovely knitting :)

    1. I almost wish you hadn't introduced me to the pattern. Now, every skein in my stash pile wants to be a Reyna. :) It's a relaxing knit though so it wouldn't be the end of the world if I knit massive quantities of them.

  3. Your projects are all wonderful! I'm knitting a Reyna right now, and it seems like a lot of other people are, too. That cowl is going to be amazing.

    1. Thank you! Yes, Reyna seems to have gone viral. It is a great pattern. VERY simple but with just enough pattern to keep me motivated.