My Adventures in Knitting, truly my Yarn-escape!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday's Yarn Along - From Sweater to Hats

Today I'm sharing with Ginny at her "Small Things" blog; 
come join me and share what you are reading and knitting in "Yarn Along".


More on a  a new Ravelry group called March for Science - Official Knitting Group at the bottom!

     My main focus now is knitting hats for the March on Science .  I'm knitting my Ecology Hat,  the second one in green.   I'm using Preciosa Tonal Worsted in Bonsai from Knit Picks.  I'm knitting them primarily in green to make people think of the Environment, Ecology and the Earth.  Knitting your hats in blue or a Green & Blue combo is great too!  Think of the oceans and rivers for the blues.  I feel strongly about preserving what we have been given and not abuse it.  I've seen what man can do to it's environment from growing up in the summers in The Adirondacks.  More on that - Tuesday's Knitting Away - Knitting For Ecology

     On my personal knitting front, I just started the Mason & Dixon's Hadley Pullover.  I'm using the lovely Wool of The Andes Worsted Yarn in amazing colors for the fair isle and the sweater itself is in Bare Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn.  The fair isle colors are: Amber Heather, Merlot Heather, Cadet (a dusky blue), and Noble Heather.

     My reading has almost disappeared.  I'm sporadically reading the Ingrid Skyberg series  Deep Hurt (Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thrillers Book 4) Kindle Edition.  A great series and I love the main character Ingrid.  That's what makes a good read for me believable and engaging characters.  I want to know what's going to happen to them.  But regardless of a good story I seem to be pulled by keeping up with the news on the March for Science and my knitting.  More on a recent development below.

     What I did do is join Audible and get two free audios and I picked Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager.  Both I've read several times, but I wanted to read them again before I read her most recent book, which now is not so new.  But I'm stubborn and yet the books are long and I want to read new material too and I want to knit!  So Audible is perfect and I love listening to the different accents and the way it's played out orally.  It makes the story new, and I get lots more knitting done.

     And on knitting for the March on ScienceI've teamed up with a Stanford scientist Heidi Arjes who also designs knitting patterns to create a new Ravelry group called March for Science - Official Knitting Group.  We'll be working towards clarifying information, like getting mail in addresses to you for hats for Washington, DC and city marches.  Also suggesting hats to knit to donate and providing a place for lively discussions, and help for beginners.  The board is up, accepting members, and just be patient as we develop it further.  Heidi's blog and pattern -  Craftimism - Resistor Knit Hat.

Today's a sunny day with a happy cat, Oliver.


  1. I can't wait to follow your Hadley progress!

  2. Wow, Hadley is just beautiful! I wish I could tolerate wool against my torso -- but I can't. It's cardigans for me.
    And I adore Audible. I've listened to novels and some long nonfiction books. It is the perfect companion for knitting!

    1. Wool can be scratchy for me too, but I've always saved these soft stand up collar turtlenecks in oatmeal and cream from years, probably decades ago when my Mom would buy me nice J.Jill stuff. She also got me lots of sweaters from there and because it's from her and there beautiful I won't get rid of them, so I'll wear the shirts with them. going to turn on Audible now. Such a treat!