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Almost spring.

WIP: Boneyard shawl

Diamond yarn luxury pima lino lace

Spring Boneyard and currently reading Cosmo by Spencer Gordon

WIP- Spring Boneyard shawl

This week…

Knitting :: My Spring Boneyard shawl in Diamond Luxury Pima Lino Lace (colours light denim and nile). This is at the point where the rows are long enough to take forever… and I still have at least a few more stripes to go. On the bright side, I think we might finally be getting into spring! Winter seemed to last forever but it’s been above 0 here for a least a week straight, so perhaps we’ve made it?
(Rav link)

Reading :: Cosmo by Spencer Gordon. I’m about 3/4 of the way through this and I honestly can’t decide what I think of it. Some of the humour is really dark, but some of the stories have made me laugh of loud. I’ll probably finish this tonight so I’ll let you know next week what my final thoughts are. On an unrelated note, I think that this is a really unattractive book cover.
I also finished Call the Midwife: a Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth. The is the first in the trilogy of memoirs that the TV show (by the same name) is based on. Since I love the show, I thought I’d give the books a try.. and I loved this one!
I think I’m going to start House Girl by Tara Conklin next… have any of you read it?

Finally, a couple of housekeeping things today:
Firstly, the winner of the Craftsy class giveaway as chosen by Random.org is #22, Sollertia! Congratulations and enjoy! (Craftsy will be in touch with you with instructions to claim your prize).
Secondly, I posted a tutorial on how to dye Easter eggs using food colouring on the weekend. If you’re looking for something fun to do before Easter weekend, go check it out!
Thirdly, I’ve been trying to organize/ consolidate all of the ways you can follow this blog. Currently, you can

  1. Follow via e-mail/ wordpress (in the sidebar)
  2. Follow via Bloglovin’
  3. Follow my RSS throughΒ feed reader such as Feedly

Happy first day of April!

Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual.

26 Comments

  1. What a lovely blog you have here Kylie and wonderful photos. I really love your black and white photos. I was a photography art student in college and I really love all the gradations of the black and whites. Your shawl colors are beautiful also.

    • Thanks so much, Laura! I’ve been working hard lately at taking better pictures and getting better at editing them, so it’s nice to hear that it might be paying off!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  2. oh I love this shawl and the spring yarn! Beautiful shades of blue and perfect for knitting while we wait for spring πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Karen… I agree, I’m hoping the spring colours will make the warm weather arrive faster!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  3. I have been looking for a good tutorial for egg dying using food coloring. Thank you for posting this. I will be using it soon. Great shawl. I love the two colors.

    • Thanks Cathie!
      I’m so glad you found the tutorial useful… please let me know how it works out for you! I’d love to see pictures if you take any. You could send a link to likepurlsoffastring@gmail.com if you like!
      Happy Easter πŸ™‚

  4. Call the midwife were great books! I’ve enjoyed the tv show as well. BBC tends to do well taking books and turning them into shows.

    • Oh, that’s nice to hear- if the other 2 books are also good I’ll have to read them soon!
      I completely agree about BBC and good book adaptations… although BBC shows in general tend to be great!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  5. I love your photos – your shawl is really beautiful, and I have to agree that that cover art is horrid.

    • Thanks Sarah! I can’t wait to finish it and wear it.
      It’s a shame about the cover because the book was produced at a local print house so the rest of the binding is simply beautiful!

  6. Isn’t it nice to be having Spring like weather? I still love that color combo you have in that shawl. It reflects the season wonderfully.

    • Thanks Donna! Hopefully I can finish it soon and then I’ll have a new project to share. I hope you’re having some warmer weather as well!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  7. Wow! That yarn is so thin! It is going to be gorgeous!

    • Thanks Amy!
      I love the drape but given how long it’ll take to finish it might have been a crazy choice! It’ll be worth it when it’s finished!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  8. We are having a lovely spring here also!!! I am in LOVE with your photography!! I’m really hoping to get someone to teach me some basics so my blog pops like yours!!!!

    • Aww, thanks- that’s so sweet!
      I don’t have any formal training in graphic design or photography or anything like that, so I mostly just play around to figure out what I like and what works… that being said, I’d love to help out if you ever have questions or would like an opinion about anything- just let me know! Your blog is great- I especially love your writing style.
      Happy blogging πŸ™‚

  9. I love the stripes on your Boneyard shawl! I’ve knit two of them, and I now what you mean about those last rows being so long.

    • Thanks Kristie!
      I remember that from the last time I made a Boneyard shawl… since I’ve chosen such a light yarn for this one, I might be knitting forever!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  10. Sweet shawl! I love the colours.
    Have a wonderful week.

    • Thanks!
      I hope you also have a fantastic week!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  11. wow, I really love the combination of colors you’re using for the shawl, I made one shawl last autumn and I know what you mean by endless rows – keep knitting and good luck with finishing the project, it looks perfect for spring πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Jarka! Happy spring to you as well πŸ™‚

  12. Your photos are beautiful! Great work. (I’m going to need a better camera to really step it up in the blog world… and also some skill/talent would be nice πŸ˜‰ ) I love the colours of the shawl. I have some yarn that I wanted to use for a shawl so I might copy you and make Boneyard! Actually, I might go cast on right now! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Thank so much, Andrea! Boneyard is a great pattern… highly recommended πŸ™‚
      The camera I use is actually about 4-5 years old, so it’s rather inexpensive as far as DSLRs go (about 400$ retail last I checked) if you’re looking for one. It’s a Nikon D3100 and it’s served me quite well over the last few years!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

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