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The cowl is finished, and just in time for the weather to turn cold. This is the first piece of knitting that I made expressly for myself, and I dearly love it. When it was finished the other day, I laughed to see various family members stopping by the knitting basket to ‘pet’ the super-soft, warm cowl. I’m not sure what I’d like to start on next. I was gifted some glorious Madeline Tosh yarn and I’d like to make Katherine’s Martinmas sweater, but I swear, I’m almost afraid to mess up the yarn trying! I seem to make so many (easy, rookie) mistakes (like yarn overs) and I just…it’s so pretty and nummy and what if I mess it up? Decisions, decisions.

I finished Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games). It seems my predictions about Gale were true. I was so unbelievably sad when Finnick died- after all he had been through and experienced and sacrificed, to die in the sewers seemed especially unjust. At least he had some time with Annie. And Peeta. Man oh man oh man. Wow. And Prim! And President Snow! And, and, and, and….wow. It is definitely a roller coaster ride to the end. And Katniss. I have to say, she’s the first heroine in literature lately that is represented honestly. I deeply appreciate that as a woman. She doesn’t win on beauty. She doesn’t win on wit. She doesn’t even on win on skill. She doesn’t win, period. She loses so much. In the end, she lives, and that is enough, and that is the brave thing. To bring forth life into so much death and brokenness-that was her true act of bravery. To let love win. If there’s anything I carry away from this series, it is that. So so good.

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6 thoughts on “Yarn Along: Third Time’s a Charm

  • October 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm
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    It is definitely cowl season! I just love Mad Tosh yarn.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm
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    Mad Tosh. Never heard of it. And I don’t knit. I have a hard enough time keeping one instrument straight!. I have started and stopped and ripped out and started over so many times, you would not believe it. And I love, love, LOVE beautiful colors. Just received a batch of recycled boucle yarns, plums, purples, blues, chestnut and more. My first time using boucle yarn and so far I’m not a fan. Still…I have made one cowl and it’s pretty. Kinda hides my mistakes, for sure. I’m nearly ready to take the leap into a regular worsted yarn project, which I find SCARY! I want to make an afghan from the same pattern as my grandma always used. http://www.craftingranny.com/?page_id=127 Grandma’s were usually all one color, a luscious cream, and I really want to make them like she did but am afraid I don’t have the patience.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm
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    love the color! three cheers for knitting for yourself!

    peace keep you.

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  • October 27, 2014 at 9:10 am
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    Beautiful! I know for me, sometimes I just have to jump in with both feet…and I’ve not regretted it yet. If I mess up, I figure out where the mistake was and start again. It always feels great when it’s done! Best wishes to you!

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