Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Yarn Along

I can not begin this entry today without reflecting back on my trip to the 
New York Sheep & Wool Festival 
 It was such a great experience with my wonderful knitting family.
Leanne, my knitting teacher, put the whole trip together and I can't thank her enough.
If you missed any of those posts and are interested in reading about the festival,
they can be found hereherehere and here.

I purchased some yarn at a cute little yarn shop 
Fiber Arts Yarn Shop in Cape May
This certainly makes up for the yarn I did not purchase at the festival.
I shop better in a small, quiet shop - with only a few choices.
The yarn is a pretty, light beige - a blend of fine merino wool and baby alpaca!

I am still working on the Guernsey Wrap and I am almost halfway.

Here's a close up of the stitch pattern.

It's getting really long, this image gives you a better idea of size.
Laying on my lap, it is actually keeping me warm while I work on it.
I wish you could "feel" it, 
I am working with baby alpaca yarn and it is so incredibly soft.

We have been so busy the last few weeks, trying to enjoy every single minute of Autumn.
Soon, it will be cold and we will hunker down for Winter...
I secretly love that part of my life.
I am also secretly hoping for lots of snow...I just love when it snows!

Happy November, it sure did come around quickly!!

25 comments:

  1. Yes Debbie I love when it snows also. U r doing so well with this pattern. Have a good week.

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  2. Happy November Debbie. In a month of beautiful colors and shorter days to enjoy knitting remembering the good summer. Your work is cute!!
    Besos.

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  3. Hello, Debbie. Happy November to you. Your wrap is looking beautiful. The weather lately has been nice for outings. I am not looking forward to winter and the snow, I will be hibernating. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Oh Debbie, your work is a thing of beauty! Love the color and pattern. You're such a talented chick. :)

    xoxo

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  5. Wow, wow, wow! Your wrap is going to be amazing, my friend. Your stitches are absolute perfection :)

    Love the little sheep...too cute! Hugs!

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  6. Sue has had the bright idea to crochet bum warmers for cold hokey arenas. To place between bum and cold seat. In the team colours no less. Perhaps I shall post in due course, She's finished one and has plans to do three.

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  7. I know that feeling, that's what makes going to our happy places so important. It's like enjoying the meal long after we've eaten it. Recalling it is so wonderful!

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  8. Dear Debbie it will be very beautiful.
    I hope there will be a beautiful winter snow.
    Happy November, Debbie.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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  9. Oh I agree this year has just flown by, and that we need to get out as much as we can before winter hits :)
    That pattern is just gorgeous and I love the color, it will go with anything you wear which is great in my book :)
    So glad you had such a wonderful time, are you all planning on making that a yearly get away you will do?

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  10. Your wrap is looking wonderful Debbie.
    Enjoy your November :)

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  11. This project is going to be gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

    I keep the Samhain Halloween decorations up on the mantle for a while. They tie in with my focus now... COZY!

    November is not the easiest month to love. And I do a post today, on changing our focus. :-)

    I want to love the coming cozy time! I want everyone to! :-)

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    Don't know if the above, will come across as autumn leaves, but I have to try!

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    whoooo-hooooo! they did show up as autumn leaves!!!!! How cool is that?!?!

    Luna Crone

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  13. November is so gray, chilly and dismal around here that I so look forward to the clean, white, sparkling snow covering it all up. :-)

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  14. Looking great, Debbie! It will be a treasure when you've completed it!

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  15. I can touch the computer screen and almost feel the softness of your Guernsey Wrap, Debbie. It does look wonderfully snuggly. Love the pattern. I can just imagine you bunking down for the Winter in that beautiful room.

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  16. It is beautiful, I love the pattern. You are a gifted knitter Debbie.

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  17. Oh Debbie...it is beautiful. Love the color and I love your stitches. Nicely done.

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  18. I agree with you. Small local shops are best. Big crowded events are exciting, but I can only take so much.

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  19. What a beautiful scarf! Love the pretty pattern and the yarn looks so soft. I love small, quiet shops - my favorite kind. x K

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  20. "Happy November, it sure did come around quickly!!"

    I absolutely agree ... Happy November wishes to you and the hubs too.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Lovely yarn but the stitches are the most beautiful star of the show!

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  22. Oh your Guernsey Wrap is so beautiful; I love the pattern. I will look forward to you modeling it. It does look so warm and I am sure I would enjoy the softness.I really like the new yarn color too. I'm like you I like to buy yarn in a shop that doesn't have too many choices.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  23. Your wrap is coming along beautifully, Debbie.
    I am working on a shawl for a Christmas gift, and just this week, it has gotten long enough to keep me toasty warm wjile I am crocheting it.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
    xo.

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