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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yarn Along ...

Crazy for Cables ...

I love trying new patterns and designs, but I am crazy for cables ~ I love the chunky look a nice cable gives to sweaters, hats & scarves ...
Before starting any new patterns (like the "knit a dog" one I planned on beginning), I thought I had better finish off Christmas gifts first. Originally, I was going to make this a cowl with a nice chunky wooden button, but since I love knitting cables, I got carried away, and it is now going to be an infinity scarf, to be wrapped around twice :-) A pair of fingerless gloves perfect for filling up bird feeders will accompany it ♥

I'll often take down one of my Tasha Tudor books from the bookcase and have a read.

"Forever Christmas" is filled with wonderful, inspirational images such as the one on the cover of Tasha creating a boxwood Advent wreath with vintage satin ribbon (from her parent's wedding). Winter at Corgi Cottage looks magical! How fitting that Tasha's signature phrase was TAKE JOY ♥

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13 comments:

Monica said...

Oh noo my comment disappeared!!! :((

Monica said...

Your scarf looks so warm and soft! I wish I could knit!!! I'd have fun in front of the fireplace making scarves, cowls, fingerless gloves, hats, etc.
The book looks interesting, thanks for sharing it.
Big hugs,
Monica xo

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Hi Deb, I'm with you on the cable knits. LOOVEE them!! I only wish I could knit them. Yours looks lovely and I love the colour too. Leahx P.S thanks for dropping by my blog.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

How pretty!... I wish I knew how to knit, I used to, but don't remember much anymore about how to do it... I enjoy crocheting though... also LOVE Tasha Tudor... xoxo Julie Marie

Charity said...

I'm trying to be very firm with myself, and knit all the Christmas gifts before I cast on anything new, too. That book looks so festive and inspiring! :)

Lori ann said...

oh i love this deb, your lovely cables and tasha. this makes me want to find some grey wool and my cable needles too and of course i wish i had that book!

J. Smith said...

Deb, I haven't been doing any visiting lately but wanted to stop by and say hello! The snuggle blanket is a wonderful keepsake, great idea! Thanks for the walk! I haven't been on one of those for awhile either! Jean

Becky Shander said...

Looking at your cozy cable knitting makes me want to learn how to knit more...perhaps this will be one of my goals for the New Year.

Naturegirl said...

Deb! It is wonderful to see that you recovered your lost blog!!I enjoyed catching up. As you saw in visiting me..I have not been up to blogging regularly.
I adore Tasha Tudor and her books..and that book on knitting dogs....too sweet for words!

Smultron på ett strå said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice words! I love knitting, but I've never tried cables. Though your pictures inspire me, so now I guess I just have to find an easy pattern. A scarf would be nice, especially this time of year. Wish you a nice saturday evening. //hugs, maria

It's me said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog......your blog is also lovely.......have a nice day........♥.. ♥... ♥....

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

This book by T. Tudor looks so wonderful!
There is one by her in which she makes christmas ornaments, and other things, recipies?
Maybe this is the one.....
Julie

Deb said...

Many thanks Monica, Leah, Julie Marie, Charity, Lori Ann, Jean, Becky, Anna, Maria, Ria & Julie for visiting and your lovely comments which I so appreciate.
Yes Julie, Forever Christmas is filled with Tasha's Christmas Traditions ... you would love it ♥