Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yarn Along


I'm almost finished with my woolen scarf. I've added a section in a rose color; it will be the last section because this scarf is getting really long. I'm still deciding whether to join the ends. I'm enjoying this project so much. I've used the pattern to make numerous scarves as gifts but this is the first time I've used it to make something for myself. It's just nice to work on. I like to crochet a simple, rhythmic ripple design, oh, yes I do.

I've just begun reading Bernd Heinrich's Summer World: A Season of Bounty. The LB will be reading it in school this year and I'm reading it myself to get ahead. I'd listened to Heinrich's Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival in audiobook format a couple of years ago. I found it fascinating and learned a lot. I really loved that book. So far, Summer World seems just as good. Heinrich studies the seasonal adaptations of living things and tells their stories in an unexpectedly gripping way. The secret lives of plants and animals!

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along

29 comments:

  1. Your scarf looks really pretty Jennifer.
    I use to read all of my children's books before they read them, but with my Alex I just can't
    keep up, his reading blows me away :)

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  2. Lovely scarf and can't imagine wearing it for chores...but if you do, having it connected, in a figure 8, makes it a lot easier. You can wrap double for colder weather, loosen when too warm and don't worry about losing it. I've made my vets figure 8 scarves, and myself, and they make doing chores easier.

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  3. Hey Jennifer,
    They are lovely colours. I prefer a long scarf to a cowl myself. Maybe if I can nail this bloody single crochet malarky, I can make a simple one of my own. I just can't see the holes in which to push the hook through!!! Given up for today (ie flung it on the ottoman). But will YouTube a tutorial when Olly is asleep later.
    Leanne xx

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  4. Beautiful scarf the colour combination is stunning and such a lovely pattern. It always nice to do something for yourself occasionally, most of my projects are usually for gifts.

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  5. Your scarf is looking wonderful! I'm thinking about making something for me...maybe :) That book looks interesting. We've started reading chapter books to BigR at bedtime now. It's opened up a new world of stories! Hoping to keep up with everyone's blogs now...xx

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  6. I love the colors of your scarf.

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  7. Just gorgeous! I lovely the combination of colours!

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  8. The scarf is wonderful, Jennifer! My suggestion before you commit to joining the ends is to fasten it together temporarily and wear it for a bit to see if you like it that way.

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  9. Lovely colour combination, I need to start mine soon - it's nice to make ourselves something though isn't it x

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  10. I really like that rose color you added. It really blends well with the pattern.

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  11. such wonderful pretty colours xxx

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  12. So pretty! That book sounds really fascinating.

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  13. I so admire your wonderful yarn creations, Jennifer. You do such beautiful work, and I'm happy to hear you are making something for yourself!

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  14. I'm curious to see the whole scarf at its full lenght !!

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  15. The scarf is so pretty Jennifer.

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  16. I love the colors that you have used in your scarf. I can see why it is making you so happy. I do wonder if I'd be able to do something like that. I might have to take that "leap of faith" and try something similar.

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  17. I really love the rose shade you have added to your scarf Jennifer. It will be lovely when your winter arrives. Happy reading!

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  18. I really like the colors in your scarf! The book sounds interesting.

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  19. That rise. Ok or is beautiful. I really, really like the pattern and how your scarf is turning out. I could never keep up with my kids reading. Mandy brought me a pile of books when she arrived here yesterday. Luckily we still have the same taste in books. It used to be easy to share when I drove back and forth to Portland so often. It's harder now with her on the other side of the country. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  20. Your scarf looks like such a soothing pattern. I am working on a go anywhere crochet pattern at the moment and it has the same feeling. Hope you are all well. Loved that Cheesecake by the way. Jo x

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  21. I do like your colour block scarf. And really pretty colours too - I think you will wear this a lot this autumn. How good you are to read your children's books ahead of them. This one looks as if it may raise some interesting discussions. Hope the children have settled in to their new school term.

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  22. Your scarf is lovely, I've only ever knitted scarves before, I'd like to have a go at a crochet one.

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  23. I love the colours you have chosen - delightful scarf.

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  24. Your scarf looks so lovely, such gorgeous colours.
    Marianne x

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  25. Can't wait to see you modelling your finished scarf - the colours are fantastic. xx

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  26. Finally I have a moment to catch up with everyone, now my blog is all restored.

    Your scarf looks lovely, I can't wait to see it finished.

    A belated happy birthday to your Bear.

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  27. I love the colours in your scarf, I really do. It's going to be just gorgeous. xx

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  28. I love the colours in your scarf, and also am enjoying the posts in 'real time' so that we can all see your progress. X

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  29. The scarf looks amazing. I've so added those 2 books to my wish list. I had heard of "A Year in the Maine Woods" by him a while back, but never got to read it. I may have to have a Bernd Heinrich themed year!

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