Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Yarn Along


I'm having a really busy week but crochet, as always, is giving me much-needed little breaks here and there. I have to tell you, I'm so into this new blanket! I'm excited. I'm sure the new-project giddiness will settle before long, but this one is a lot of fun so far. I'm glad I decided to try something new. I'm using up my big, old stash too, which means new yarn in my future! Yay.

I started this book, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, over the weekend and oh, it's excellent! I can't even express how much I'm enjoying it. I had seen it on the book tables at Costco a few weeks ago and got sucked in by the first few pages. I read as much as I could before the Bear dragged me away to look at floor mats. When I got home, I went straight online to the library's website and put a copy on hold. I'm only halfway through but it's so, so good.

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along

33 comments:

  1. You really are making great progress, its looking fantastic. Love the colours.

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  2. Seems such a fine read, thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hi Jennifer, I had just read all the posts I have missed , I have been so busy I have really missed reading yours. I love your new blanket .I have to dig out that pattern I love the soothing rhythm of this stitch. Looks so effective I cant wait for your reveal. I cant believe how times flies 7 years old already. Next month my grandson will be one, its amazing.

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  4. Such lovely colours in your new blanket. I know what you mean about new project giddiness, it's always good to start something. Glad you're enjoying the book. CJ xx

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  5. It's a beautiful blanket and I'm glad you are enjoying yourself.
    I've read the book, it was good.

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  6. I love the stitch in your blanket. I don't know if I've ever seen that before. Wonderful colors, too!

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  7. Gorgeous crochet blanket, it looks so cosy in those warm shades. And the book is going on my list!
    Helen xox

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  8. Love the colors in your blanket. Had to look up the book since I've not heard of it and from the looks of the cover, I thought maybe it was an oldie but a goodie. Turns out, it was just released in 2012 and ... "A sequel entitled After You is slated to be released on September 29, 2015". Something to look forward to. :)

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  9. The new blankie is looking gorgeous - love the colours. Crochet and reading - definitely two of life's pleasures. xx

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  10. Hey Jennifer,
    Wonderful colours. I'm reading a cracker at the mo; 'The Well' by Catherine Chanter. I'm just under hslf way through, and hooked.
    Leanne xx

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  11. I thought I'd commented here on the lovely colours ...
    Oh well - perhaps not!
    They are lovely colours

    All the best Jan

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  12. I thought I'd commented here on the lovely colours ...
    Oh well - perhaps not!
    They are lovely colours

    All the best Jan

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  13. Your progress has been great!!! Go you! That book is also on my to be read list. I'll have to move it ahead in the list due to your enthusiastic review!

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  14. Hello Jennifer, I love your blanket, both colours and stitches. :)
    And I really enjoyed reading the same book, have fun reading!!!
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  15. Hello Jennifer, I have just discovered and starting following your lovely blog :) I love the colours of your blanket, beautiful. I shall have a look out for the book too! Best wishes, Fiona - Lucys Cottage

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  16. Loving your blanket. If you like this book, you might like 'Ship of Brides' by JoJo Moyes too. I loved it.

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  17. What lovely colors for your blanket! I keep seeing that book everywhere and I'm interested but afraid it will be sad from the description and I'm just not up to really sad books just now so I haven't sought it out too much! I hope you enjoy it.

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  18. I LOVED that book, so good. Enjoy! Your blanket looks great so far.

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  19. Your blanket is going to be/is so lovely. My favorite colors..I have not read that book but will check it out.


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  20. I love how your crochet blanket matches the book cover! I just finished "A Violet Season" and have started "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton. Very "Downton Abbey-ish"! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  21. I've put the book on my wish list, it sounds really good, it's got brilliant reviews. Your new blanket is such a gorgeous colour, I look forward to seeing it grow as I know it's going to look fabulous.

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  22. thanks again for your comments on my blog (commented back to you there but popping in to tell you!) have a great day!

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  23. Your crochet looks gorgeous! My daughter just finished that book and loved it, so it is on my list too. I do that as well. I keep a notebook in my handbag and write a library list when I am in a bookshop. I feel a bit guilty for not buying, but you can't buy every book - much as I would love to!

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  24. I've been eying that book for a while. It sounds like I should actually read it!

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  25. I'll be looking up that book. I've nearly come to the end of my summer reads and need new material :) Your crochet looks beautiful. I love the colour combination.

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  26. Lovely looking blanket, love the colours. I loved that book too!

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  27. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for visiting me through my last post :) I'm glad you are feeling better. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Miss Girl Bear. I hope she makes many wonderful memories while being seven. Your new crochet blanket pattern is striking and based on a stitch I have never tried. You inspire me to want to try it one day, but first I have a single crochet cotton thread bib I want to make by Sunday, and then finish my autumn toned shawl I have been working on...for...years... I like the idea of working on a winter blanket and really want to finish the one I started knitting...years...ago....so as I watch the progress on yours I hope to be inspired to work on mine :) Thanks for the link to the latest book you are reading. After reading the synopsis I think I would enjoy it, too. I just finished reading a Grace Livingston Hill book "Lo, Michael" which even though it is annoyingly dated and contrived still drew me in to see how she would grow her characters. I also read "A Feast of Scotland" by Janet Warren in one evening which is an interesting cookbook that reflects the history of Scotland through the Scottish cuisine, and confirmed my opinion that I will never try to make or eat Haggis :) Wishing you and yours a happy week! xx

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  28. Your making progress on your blanket it's looking really good, I love the colour scheme! The books sounds good too, Ii might see if it's available at my local library for next week x

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  29. Fantastic colours in your blanket! I have never read any JoJo Moyes, your enthusiasm has roused my curiosity. X

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  30. Ah, there's nothing like the thrill of a new yarn project! I do really like that stitch, I must say. Xx

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  31. The colours in your blanket look just lovely. I've not read that book but I'm keen to now...

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  32. Ooh that crochet looks lovely, pretty colours! I think I read that book last year...although I don't remember anything about it so maybe not! :)

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