Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Come rain or come shine...



A turn of the calendar and just like that it's November. And with the new month I've got both a new book and a new project! While at the Oregon coast in August I picked up a skein of MadTosh merino light and have been looking for just the right pattern. Enter Starshower. I went up a needle to make gauge and hope the sizing turns out ok; I'd like it to fit with a wee bit of positive ease. We'll see.

Daniel and AnnaLynn gifted me Jan Karon's latest, and I dove right in. Things have changed a bit for Father Tim and the rest, and I'm eager to find out how it all plays out!



I know this isn't about knitting or reading, but I like this picture so much I just had to share. :)  Yes, it's been raining! And that means our river is filling and looking like its old self. We cross here whenever we drive into town, and I think this would be a lovely place to plant a chair to do a little knitting...

Joining Ginny :)

~Lisa

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26 comments:

  1. do you have an extra chair for me????

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    1. Indeed, Steph... now wouldn't that be fun?! :)

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  2. I hadnt realised that the new Jan Karon book was out...hooray!

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    1. Yes indeed! You must get yourself a copy, my friend. :)

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  3. That is a gorgeous picture. How could you NOT share it? I love that cowl. And I have some Mad Tosh in the stash that I think may work great for that....

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    1. Donna, grab that MadTosh and join me and Steph for a knitting party at the river. :)

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  4. I still need to get a few books before this one so I can read them in order... so much to do! lovely knitting! and YAY for rain and for proper filling of such lovely waterways!!!

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    1. You'll enjoy them when you do. :)

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  5. I love Washington!! What a gorgeous view...
    I knit Adama by that same designer and loved knitting it up and love wearing it even more! It's my go-to cozy cowl all the time and in a gray malabrigo matches everything! Your Starshower is going to be delightful, I'm favoriting it!

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    1. Looks so different on your side of the Cascades, for sure...anytime you're on this side, let me know so we can knit a few rows together. :)

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  6. beautiful picture! love that colorway you chose!

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  7. I have never knit with Mad Tosh, but I've heard it's wonderful and I do love that green.
    How beautiful your world is Lisa and I do dream of one day visiting the west coast again,
    if I do I will be sure to let you know.

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    1. When you do, I'll show you my favorite walking trail and then we'll sip tea and knit :)

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  8. Oh my that yarn is beautiful!

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    1. It truly is beautiful! This is one of the best, clearest photos I've taken. I'll tell you, my new smart phone camera puts my old camera to shame...I don't even use it anymore. Thanks for the kind words, Emma :)

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  9. Oh, what a terrific gift! I love the Mitford books.

    The yarn is gorgeous, as is your photo of the river. I'm glad you found just the right pattern. And Happy Birthday, a bit late!

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    1. Thanks for the b-day wishes and the kind words! :)

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  10. Oooo! Starshower is beautiful! And the MadTosh yarn is so peaceful in that color. LOVE Mitford! I need to get a copy of the new one. *hugs* :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words...my other fiction is set aside until I finish my latest journey through Mitford. Love Jan Karon! :)

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  11. That picture is gorgeous! Lucky you!

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    1. We really are blessed to live in such a beautiful place! xo

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  12. Beautiful view, lovely Starshower and fantastic book! I reading Jan Karon's books! Happy Knitting!

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  13. I used that same yarn and color for a child's sweater design that I'm waiting to hear on (though I think it is a no, by now). And that view is breathtaking! I also would love to sit and knit there with you.

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  14. Gorgeous river view, thanks for sharing! And beautiful knitting!
    You have a very lovely, inspiring blog!
    warm hugs and happy knitting!

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  15. The river is GORGEOUS!!! Wow! I used to have the first four Mitford books...I couldn't put them down! That was a long time ago...I miss them, you've sparked my curiosity about what happened after I stopped. My Christmas "wish list" just grew!!! {{{HUGS}}}

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