Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yarn Along ~ Lichen Kerchief

A post of my current read and what is cast on my needles ~ Inspired by Ginny over at {Small Things}

cotton/linen yarn

I've been pretty busy at my sewing machine the last couple of weeks so I'm so happy I finally have some more knitting to show you all after missing last week's yarn along :)

This pretty mauve cotton/linen blend yarn by Linsey has been in my stash but I hadn't used yet because it's more coarse and stiff than what I would usually knit with but I just love the color and while I was having a peak at what all my ravelry friends had hearted in the last little while I came across the Lichen Kerchief pattern that is perfect for my little girl :) You've got to LOVE ravelry!

yarn along

I apologize for the dark photo of my knitting but I've been spending the last couple evenings knitting by the fire keeping nice and warm :) I just love to listen to it snap and crackle and its warmth is so welcome now that we have been freezing off and on outside at night. The kerchief has a neat little pattern of v-shapes interspersed throughout it using a simple twisted stitch and I think I'll probably get it finished up tonight and get the buttons on it sometime in the next couple of days so she can start using it. I'm in between books this week so no photo to share but I have a couple good ones, The China Study & Hunger Games, requested through the library so I hope they arrive soon :)

I can't wait to see how this kerchief fits and what you all have been knitting this week!

Hugs,
Rosina

20 comments:

Proud Mama said...

That kerchief is really cute. I just love ravelry.

Linda said...

I have just knitted one of these in a variegated green, I love it. Such a quick knit. The colourway you have knitted yours in is beautiful.
Love
Linda

Rachel Proffitt said...

Indeed it is hard not to love Ravelry :)
Love the kerchief!

Crunchy Momma said...

I love the fire snap and crackle too and your picture makes me wish we had a fireplace. I have to settle for a bonfire. Nice kerchief!

omlair said...

That is a lovely colour, and great pattern too!

I love the fireplace photo! Looks cosy!

Taira said...

Great kerchief - I will admit to spending way to much time trawling through Ravelry! The fire looks so cosy.

pinkundine said...

Cute pattern. Love the colour of the yarn, but I know what you mean about cotton/linen blends feeling quite rough. I've heard they do soften a lot with washing though :)

I'm so jealous of your fire - I'd love the have a real wood fire at home, watching the flames and listening to the crackles always relaxes me :)

Kaylana said...

Simply lovely! I can feel the warmth!
Hugs!

Tracey said...

I am so glad you found a pattern to use with that yarn, it looks yummy! Ravelry is wonderful isn't it? I have to watch myself or I'll spend hours there browsing.
xx

Greer said...

Ahhh, knitting by the fire. Even after a sweltering Sydney day, I dream of winter...

Heather said...

I have Hunger Games on reserve right now, and need to pick it up today :-) I also read the China Study several weeks ago...it is definitely a good read.

Ellen said...

What a great place to knit - a warm cozy fire! The color of the yarn is very pretty.

themakinglife said...

I love that pattern! The little cuff with it is wonderful, too!

Joy said...

That mauve is gorgeous! I can't wait to see it knit up. The linen will make something nice and sturdy. :)

Rebecca said...

The linen yarn will be perfect for a kerchief. I think it will hold up better. I have heard many people talking about HUNGER GAMES so am curious to see what you think after you read it.

nocton4 said...

such gorgeous yarn, what a colour
adore that last photo, oh so cosy xx

house full of jays said...

Pretty kerchief! How I'd love to knit in front of that fire with you. Looks lovely.

Becks said...

Lots of knitting by the fire happening here too. Love the colour of that first yarn, my littlest girlie loves all things purple.
xx

Carol said...

Lovely color yarn and lovely pattern for your kerchief.

The crackle of your evening fire paints a cosy picture. It is a cold damp day in Illinois.

Lori ann said...

oh it's all so lovely, your knitting, the fire, and i think your photo is just beautiful.
:)