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Thursday, April 23, 2015


: a long, thin piece of cotton, wool, etc., that is thicker than thread and that is used for knitting and weaving
: an exciting or interesting story; especially : a story that is so surprising or unusual that it is difficult to believe

I have had this particular yarn for several years.  I bought it to use in a mystery sock group.  Each week, we were given more to the pattern so as we knit the sock, we had no idea what it was going to look like when we finished.  I happily knit week after week loving the sock I was making until I got to the end and realized I'd made a sock big enough for some man in the NBA who has to order his shoes special because his feet are so big!  I could have worn it as a thigh high!

So, like a lot of my knitting projects, I ripped it all out and re wound the yarn for a later use.  That use came along a few weeks ago when I found a pattern in one of my knitting books for a scarf.  

Here is a link for the book on Amazon.  (Click here).  The pattern is called:  Lace Panel Scarf

I wish I could tell you what yarn I am using but I didn't keep the tags on the yarn.  I bought it at my local yarn shop.  It is a sock weight washable yarn.  My bad.

I can however tell you about the book, A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck.  Have you read this book??  It was recently given to me.  I had just finished a book and was looking for something else to read, so decided to give this one a go.  Oh my word!  I was laughing too many times and have decided that this is a book worth reading around the dinner table to your family after everyone is done eating!  The grandma in this book is a hoot and the yarns she tells!  Well, you'll just have to read and find out for yourself!

The End!


  1. You should know a good yarn (of both varieties) when you see one! Knitting just doesn't get me. I love knitted things, but the actual knitting? Not so much. Do you still like me? Yes or no.

    1. Checking the box that is marked: YES!!

  2. I love a good book recommendation. I'll be looking this one up ASAP!

    1. You'll enjoy reading this one aloud to your girls!


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