Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny for the Yarn along. 
I love to read. I love to knit. Here's a little bit about both.


A dear friend of mine for the US is coming to Paris at the end of August and asked me to knit him a scarf. After the initial "i'm supposed to knit something for a BOY?!" reaction, i browsed Ravelry and found this cute (and super simple) pattern for a unisex scarf. He is actually moving to Scotland this September and so i went with a 10 ply 100% wool yarn by Malabrigo to keep him hot this winter. I thought blue was the easy choice. But then actually took forever to choose just the right blue. This one is called Azul Profundo (but I call it Tardis :)) and it is beautiful. There's midnight blue in it, as well as some lighter tones and even some hints of green like the green of the sea. I'm secretly hoping i'll have extra at the end so i can also make a hat ;). The scarf is coming along pretty quickly since it's almost only knit stitches so it's pretty nice to work on!

It was actually through a previous Yarn Along that i noticed quite a few people reading Homegrown & Handmade. It appears that i am more and more drawn to a self reliant kind of life so i thought i'd check this pretty book out. I've also just ordered Cold Antler Farm which i think will be awesome! I'll let you know what i think of both pretty soon!

So, what are you working on and reading? I'd love to know!




18 comments:

  1. This is truly gorgeous- beautiful color way and pattern.

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  2. I love that blue. That is awesome. I think I may have to add that book to my list as well :-)

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  3. that is a gorgeous scarf and I love the color!

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  4. Every year I knit something for my sister-in-laws and mothers but I have never made something for my brother or dad. I frequently browse through patterns to see if there's anything they might like but I haven't really run into anything yet. (They aren't scarf or mitten/glove people) I think your friend will love the color you picked out. What a nice gift!

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  5. I love your choice of blue! It is beautiful! :)

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  6. Wonderful! That book sounds so interesting!
    I'm trying to acquire more self-sufficiency themed books too, and I already have a nice little collection.

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  7. That scarf is so beautiful already. The blue is perfect.
    Oh and that book? I need this. :)

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  8. A stunning project the pattern and the colour of the yarn is a delight.

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  9. Coming over from the Yarn Along today. I'm bookmarking this pattern! Lovely!

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  10. Really beautiful color! Your pictures of it are lovely too!

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  11. That scarf is beautiful. I love the pattern and the yarn. What a lucky friend.

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  12. It's a lovely blue...and you are a fantastic friend for making it...

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  13. that book, and that knitting, really appeal to me!

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  14. Gorgeous Léa! I bet your friend will just love it :) x

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  15. It's beautiful and the color is to die for! Will work great with anything he wears! Lucky him :)

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  16. Beautiful yarn and how nice to have a scarf knitted for you!
    Wishing you a good weekend(:

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