Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I can't stop...

Hey! How goes it?

I've been knitting on my Hill Top Shawl nonstop for about a week.



I can't put it down.


These two skeins of fingering with stelina were a dye experiment from over a month ago.




The base color is a periwinkle blue with speckles of rusty orange, evergreen, fuscia pink, and deep purple.  


My new favorite needles are Knit Picks Caspian Interchangables. They're smooth, but not too slick. My perfect happy medium between bamboo and metal needle tips.

OK. Moving on. What have I been up to...?

I had a Birthday. 


 My knitting buddy sent me a couple Birthday gifts. 

LOVE this bag. Too funny.

And I've been ogling these for months now. Thanks D, you're the best! 


Our flowering crab bloomed just in time for Mother's Day.

 
And made a yummy salad to share with my Mom!


Hope you all had a great week. Looking forward to all your progress.

Linking up with Nicole's KCCO and Ginny's Yarn Along.

Later!

Melissa
 




20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shawl and the colors in the yarn are gorgeous! Lovely post filled with such lovely goodness :)

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  2. I love the shawl! The stitches are awesome, and beautiful color! The salad...oh my goodness...my mouth is watering now!

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    1. The salad wash DELICIOUS! Its amazing how much yummier veggies are when sauteed in a cast iron skillet.

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  3. Oh wow I love your shawl! The colors are just perfect.

    That salad looks delicious. I wish I had one right now ... ;-)

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    1. The asparagus was perfect. I didn't even have to trick myself with bacon.

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  4. oh that yarn you're using for the shawl is sooo so pretty. It's knitting up beautifully and works really well with the stitch pattern. I think I would be addicted to knitting it too

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  5. Your shawl is beautiful! Great colors in the yarn too. I love those stitch markers. I got my package from you last week. I can't wait to cast on!!!

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    1. I can't wait to see your socks. Be sure to send me pics when you get back!

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  6. The shawl is so lovely! I love the colors in the yarn!

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    1. Thanks Kat. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  7. The yarn for your shawl is just beautiful.
    Those yarn markers could not be cuter!
    Hope you had a great birthday.

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    1. I did. It was a beautiful weekend here in MN. If the stitch markers are sweaters, dos that mean I can only use them when knitting a sweater...?

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  8. Happy belated birthday! Your shawl is so lovely - you chose a perfect pattern to show off the yarn. And how cute these stitch markers?!!

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    1. Thanks Alina, your input means so much. You create such beautiful things!

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  9. That bag is hilarious! I like the sweater stitch markers too. I'll have to check out that Etsy shop. Love the colors in your yarn! (P.S. Happy birthday!)

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  10. With that beautiful yarn I can totally understand why you can't put it down. It so pretty!!
    And I love those stitch markers.

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  11. Cute sweater counters. Beautiful knitting. Such pretty colours.

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  12. a beautiful shawl! I do love the ball sack too!

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