Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New yarn start

First I am sharing with you a beautiful sunset I saw from my back deck a few days ago.

Now, I just don't like the infinity scarf I have been crocheting. I ran out of yarn so I can't get the correct length. I am not in love with the yarn either. So I decided to start to crochet On The Tracks with the same yarn. You guessed it, I didn't like the way the yarn works in this pattern either.

I do really like this pattern though, so I decided to use the Fiddle Knits yarn that I purchased at the Fiber Festival for this cowl. 

I am a little less than halfway finished.

I have had to adjust the pattern slightly, but I love it. It will not be as wide as my original pattern choice for this yarn which turned out be a somewhat challenging knit for me. I may use the yarn that is giving me fits to try knitting To Infinity and Beyond which was the original choice for the yarn above.

I am now reading Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman. Despite the possibly dreary title this is quite an entertaining book exploring the interactions of six widows. I am glad I made note of it on the recommendations of other bloggers. 

I am joining Ginny at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.

Finally, Hubby and I went to the beach last night to walk on the boardwalk. 

It was hazy so the ocean didn't look real blue and there is more sand to see than ocean but, the sunset was gorgeous. I had just enough time to capture these pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sometimes you have to change the pattern, I do it often, and I'm happy about it. Love your sunset photos and beach photos-so serene!!

  2. Beautiful photos! Loving the yarn as well, fab colours xxx

  3. Your new on-the-way-cowl is looking very pretty Cathie, and your sunset pics are amazing - you did well to catch them! xoJoy

  4. It's always a good idea to change the pattern (or the yarn) if you're unhappy with the way things are going. Your "On The Tracks" cowl is looking very pretty! I love the yarn you are using. Saturday Night Widows sounds like a good read. I'll have to check it out.

    Gorgeous photos!

  5. Stunning photos of the sunset!!!! Your cowl is going to be very pretty, love the yarn. I will definitely mention on my blog, when the Pebble Beach shawl is on sale. It's got even prettier the further I've knit into the pattern. X


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