Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Yarn Along...

I really enjoy Ginny's weekly Yarn Along - where yarn-lovers are invited to share a single picture of what they're creating and reading.  I enjoy it almost as much as I enjoy crocheting and reading!   I'm flying right along on a test crochet project.  It's going to be an asymmetrical wrap-around shawl in the shape of a sail.   I'm doing mine in lace-weight Woolike (in the colors, Denim and Charcoal).  This yarn is so soft and easy to work with, and well...for such an inexpensive yarn it's just amazing.  And you can buy it at Michaels - the only place you can buy it, I believe.


Having finished Orphan Train (which I highly recommend - for its historical account as well as its captivating story), I decided I needed something that will lift my spirits and make me laugh.  The Secret's in the Sauce is the 1st installment of the 2nd series of the Potluck Club books.  Five (or is it 6 or 7? -  I can't remember how many...someone's always being added to the story) Christian ladies gather weekly for a potluck and entertain the reader with their antics, their struggles and their triumphs.  Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson hit upon a great recipe (pun totally intended) for a series of on-going stories with the Potluck Club.  With this second series, the club has decided to try its hand at a catering business. Given their track record, I suspect it's going to be a success.

Please feel free to leave a comment below.  I love knowing who stopped by.  Extra credit awarded to anyone who spots the mistake (the thing that shouldn't be) in the picture above.   And tell me true - did you see it before I mentioned it?  I didn't notice until it was too late.


http://www.gsheller.com/2015/08/yarn-along-240.html

19 comments:

  1. Your shawl is coming along nicely. I presume the rubber band shouldn't be there? I had to go back though, didn't notice!

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    1. Yep, Lucy...that rubber band is the mistake in the picture. 10 extra points for you! :^)

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  2. What a great color combination! It looks like it's real soft yarn too.

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    1. It is remarkably soft. I'm loving crocheting with it. And double-stranded it makes a wonderful squishy winter scarf (I've made several).

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  3. Beautiful I love gray with a pop of color!

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  4. Love the blue and grey, great colour combo
    Liking the sound of the book too, will keep a look at for the series
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    1. Thanks! As much as I love color (and want to crochet colorful things), I keep finding myself drawn to cool neutrals for anything I might wear or carry around.

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  5. I love how the colours go together. Is it the elastic band? I think it gives your picture the authentic factor :)

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    1. lol That's a good way of looking it. The really weird thing is...I have no idea how the rubber band came to be sitting there in the first place. Maybe this would be a great gimmick, though, in my weekly Yarn Along: A running game of find the error in the picture!

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  6. sooooo i did see it, the rubber band but convinced myself that it was suppose to be there ;)

    that sounds like an awesome read. the yarn and shawl are so pretty, i really like that combination of colors!!!!

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  7. Your yarn even looks cozy from here!

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  8. I'm just beginning to learn how to single crochet! Different from knitting, but still very fun! I have a couple skeins of Wool-like in the same colors from Michaels as well, though I have yet to make anything out of them. They look very pretty together don't they :)

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    1. Hi Grace! You might want to use a worsted weight (or something closer to it than this Woolike). While single crochet isn't difficult, it can be tedious and a thicker yarn would make for quicker "working up". I also think that thicker yarn would make for being able to see your work easier. While I'm not finding it hard to crochet Woolike single-stranded, I have grown used to it and trust what I'm seeing more than I think I would if I were new at crochet. Best wishes as you learn to crochet! It is great fun.

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  9. I'm glad I don't know how to read a crochet pattern (I crocheted once when I was a kid, so I don't know much about it), because if I did, I'd be 'hooked' on crocheting too ;-) I already want to knit so many things, I don't have time for crochet. I love your color choice btw!

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    1. LOL, Ine. It is interesting to me how addictive fiber crafts can be!

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  10. That does sound like a fun series of books! :)

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