Friday, April 4, 2014

Rainy day project

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It is raining and blowing so hard today, a bashing rain, slamming against the windows, giving me that feeling of being at sea.  Howling outside.  I admit I like it a little bit.  I had to take down the glass lanterns on the porch because they were banging against each other.  It is a right blustery one.  Any minute now, Piglet might go sailing by in a bucket.  A beautiful, perfect day to stay indoors and have coffee, and listen to the dryer tumble the clean clothes, and knit. 

These are my sock scraps.  You might remember this and this and this, and still there are so many, and at some point a decision has to be made:  I’m either saving them for something or I’m not. 

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Okay, I am.  It’s another Big Project.  There’s nothing better!

19 comments:

  1. I love rainy, windy days with nothing to do but sit knitting by the telly! hen weekend tomorrow, taking my knitting to sit by the pool x clare

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  2. Can´t wait to see what you will make...those squares are looking lovely (the stripes are calling my name!)

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  3. Good to have an excuse to just sit and knit!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  4. Aha! Would this be a blanket of squares by some chance!! xx

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  5. Ooh I love days like that when I can stay in and craft! Am really looking forward to seeing what you turn those squares into - a blanket perhaps? Enjoy your knitting :-) Helen

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  6. Kristen, I am curious to see what your sock swatching big project might turn out to be. I can imagine lots of possibilities.

    I wanted to let you know that I was inspired by that striped and wide-ribbed wearwithall scarf/wrap that you showed us a while back to get out my long-enough circular size 5 needle and knit my own version of this design.

    It was fun to knit! I stopped at six stripes of 16 rows each, bound off, and added some pompoms at each end after some flattening blocking.

    We also had lots of grey sky, rain and wind here today. If the sun returns, I will try to take a photo to email to you.

    Meanwhile, thank you for the inspiration for this easy knitting project. I am now back to figuring out some intricate fair isle patterns and colorways.

    xo

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  7. I love to hear rain and wind against the roof, but not so much it blows things away. :-). I love your squares. Now what will they be?
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. Even your scraps are so pretty! :)

    xx MaDonna
    MeMaDonna.com

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  9. Well I have to say... I love a rainy day once in a while( although we do get too many of them here in Oregon), I bet this is going to be another gorgeous project... What can I say??? I'm a fan:)

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  10. I love your big projects! Can't wait to see it :-)

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  11. Love the idea of Piglet floating by! Sounds wonderfully cosy x Jane

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  12. love the long run with big projects.....you've got a great colorful start!

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  13. It's great, I'll look forward to see where this new creative journey takes you :-)
    Tracey x

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  14. More brilliant color work!!! You have a gift!!!!
    Sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the big TaDa!!!

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  15. I like your projects with sock yarn scraps. I have some myself I am wondering what to do with. Haven't quite decided what to do with them yet though. Actually some socks with colourcoordinated stripes might be a good idea.. hm..
    Happy knitting away:)

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  16. I love your blog too. I now have a new favourite biscuit only I made them with coconut sugar. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Coconut sugar! I keep forgetting to try that. Must do. I'm glad you like the cookies--my grandma would be so pleased :)

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  17. your squares are so pretty. i'll be interested to see what they become when they are all grown up.

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  18. Ooh, I love days like that, and with Winter approaching, I'm hoping we get a few! Interesting squares......!!

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