Tuesday, February 3, 2015

knitting and reading 02/03/15

yes... it's another blanket
my needles have been idle lately,
mainly because the weather had been so nice for the past week... 
and we felt the strong pull to be outdoors.

so this week, i thought i would show you one of the blankets 
that i had finished prior to the blue one.

i'll call this my retro blanket because i followed a retro colour scheme- 
colours that i remember from my mother's and aunts' kitchens...
 lots of browns, yellows. avocados and oranges with pops of other colours

the blanket was very inexpensive to knit, because i used only left over yarns 
(my neighbour was clearing out her yarn basket and had a ton to off load) 
and balls that i thrifted or unravelled from old scarves or sweaters.

although my needles were idle,
i have to confess that i have been reading so much lately... 
with so many on my list from book recommendations i've picked up from other blogs.

i'm passed the half way mark of nerburn's neither wolf nor dog and it has 
only been a few days since i picked it up from the library.
it is such a beautiful read, nerburn writes with such honesty and wisdom
and it gives the reader invaluable insights into first nations' philosophy.
what are you knitting and reading lately?
care to share?



  1. Love your blanket. I am knitting away on my sweater, one more sleeve to go. And reading, I just finished The Firefly Girls, so good. Not sure what is next in the book department.

    1. Can't wait to see your sweater !!!

  2. I love the colours in it, sometimes the best blankets are from scraps!

    1. These colours were fun...happy happy happy !!!

  3. I love the blanket! I love that the stripes are so narrow. It's brilliant.

    1. thanks Natalie...it was so much fun to see how the colours work together... and narrow stripes were the most effective for the blending i was trying to achieve.

  4. This is such a lovely blanket. I love the color scheme you have used. I'm sure it was fun making to and seeing how all the lovely colors came together.

  5. Your blanket is beautiful. Reminds me of the woven wool blankets that I use for my dogs. I mean that as a compliment because I love those blankets.

  6. Lovely blanket - I really like the colours and it sounds as though it was a bargain!!

  7. I love the blanket. It is so rich with color that it glows. I tend to love any leftover project, but this one is especially successful!

  8. The colours are lovely...I'm a beginner can I ask what stitch you use for this project?


thank you for your kind words... they really do make my day !!!