Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Yarn Along


I really ought to be working on crocheted holiday gifts right now, but I was drawn back to Hensfoot this weekend and there I have stayed. I really love working on this blanket and watching it grow - which it does quickly. The best part is that it's now long enough to cover my knees while I work, which is coming in handy since our change to more autumn-like weather. The incidental warm lap is, to me, one of the greatest joys of crocheting a blanket.

I should be working my way through my bag of library books too, but I'm not. I'm reading this book, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, which I picked up last week on our Private Friday trip to a charity-run thrift store. We donated clothing and received a discount voucher in return. I bought four books and a picture frame. I just started this book but I like it so far; Strout's novel Amy and Isabelle is one of my favorite books so I have high hopes for this one.

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along

33 comments:

  1. Your blanket is gorgeous and very appropriately named....best daisy j x

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  2. I am loving your blanket!! I have so enjoyed watching a it has come along - you certainly have an eye for colours... well colours that i just adore.

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  3. Hi, there is a fabulous t.v series starring Frances McDormand as Olive Kitteridge that aired last spring ( I think ) in the UK. If you didn't see it you must try to get hold of a copy after you've finished the book, it was amazing....

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  4. You really are going at a great pace, it will be finished before the winter starts, good for you!

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  5. lovely!!! you have a great start indeed! Stay warm!

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  6. Blanket making is definitely a winter pursuit, keeping you warm whilst it's being hooked up.

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  7. I've been meaning to read Olive Kitteredge.

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  8. Looks like a good read and what a great idea to receive vouchers for donated goods. Enjoy the cosy knees! xx

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  9. I have heard that Olive Kitteridge is really good, and I would love to hear your opinion.
    The blanket looks great and I would be working on it too.

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  10. Warm projects have to be the best at this time of year :). It's coming along nicely.

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  11. Loved Olive Kitteridge (but read it so long ago, can't remember it....need to read again, maybe?!?) Great blanket....just think, it will be done by the time winter comes!!! Good for you.

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  12. I am so excited to start crocheting a blanket I can hardly stand it. I love your hensfoot pattern. I will finish my cross stitch first though....I'm so close.

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  13. I truly love that blanket. The colors are all ones that I certainly would choose.
    Have a lovely rest of the week, and thank you so for your support.
    xo, Ellen.

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  14. I truly love that blanket. The colors are all ones that I certainly would choose.
    Have a lovely rest of the week, and thank you so for your support.
    xo, Ellen.

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  15. Lovely blanket...it does look so cosy and it is so nice to enjoy the warmth of your project while you are working on it, I agree :) I love how you recommend books you are reading Jennifer... it is always nice to find a new book to read via a friend. Wishing you a happy cosy week.
    Helen xox

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  16. I really do like the design of Hensfoot, and am glad you are being rewarded with warmth from it while you are making it :) You have introduced me to yet another author new to me! This morning I started reading, "Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are" by Deidre Riggs. Happy stitching and reading, Jennifer :) xx

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  17. I'm discovering how nice it is to have a blanket over my lap as well. When I finish mine I shall want to start another one I think. Well done on the book find, it's good to pick up a bargain isn't it. I hope you enjoy it. CJ xx

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  18. Your blanket is lovely, Jennifer. Just the thing to keep your knees warm as you work on it. :o)

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  19. I LOVED that book! Elizabeth Strout is a fantastic writer. I think I've read everything she's written.
    Your blanket looks very cozy!

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  20. Gosh your blanket is coming along nicely, love it!

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  21. I've read all her books and Amy and Isabel is my favorite. I liked Olive quite a bit, too. I hope you enjoy it!

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  22. Crocheting a blanket in the winter is a good thing!

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  23. That blanket!! It's really so lovely! It is so nice to have projects that zip along now and then. As to Christmad gifts... Oh dear. I think it will be another year with very few handmade gifts around here although I really wish that weren't the case and maybe I should try to figure something out!

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  24. Another book to add to my list. Like the idea that you get discount vouchers when you donate. Neat idea. Your blanket is looking beautiful. Definitely on my list for next crochet blanket. Love your colours.

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  25. Absolutely wonderful this blanket Jennifer! I'm also with a crochet project in hands...
    Enjoy!
    Olympia

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  26. The blanket looks so cozy, which would make it so much fun to work on. Today the knees covered, next week, the ankles!! I wish our thrift store offered vouchers for the amount of stuff I drop off there! They too support a charity (Cdn Diabetes), but lately I'm finding their thrift store prices are matching the prices of brand new items and I'm losing interest. Enjoy your new read!
    Wendy
    PS just squeeeeezed in to your Winter Project link-up ;)

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  27. That book looks interesting Jennifer I will be interested to hear what you think of it once you've read it, your blanket is looking lovely. :) xx

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  28. Hey Jennifer,
    I shall look put for this author. Your blanket is gorgeous. I have decided to concentrate on practising another crochet stitch instead of trying to make a scarf. I figure it will be time well spent.
    Leanne xx

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  29. Your blanket is fabulous! The pattern is so pretty, and I love all the different colors! I bought "Olive Kitteridge" secondhand a few years ago and never got around to reading it, but we did watch the miniseries a few months ago. I was actually kinda disappointed... I think it was well-done, but I didn't really like the story. I wonder if I would've identified with the book version of Olive more. One of these days I'll read it!

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  30. I just love the idea of making a blanket come this time of year. So cosy and it can warm your knees as it grows :)

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  31. Gorgeous blanket, I love those colours together :)

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  32. It is so nice to follow your progress with your blanket, the colours together are very dramatic and warm. I like to pick up books at the charity shop too X

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