Thursday, 3 April 2014

Yarn Along.



 Abbey finished her cowl


The pattern is Song of the Sea by Louise Zass-Bangham

The wool was perfect to capture all the waves of the sea - I particularly like the foam at the top,



Abbey's blocking technique caught the designers eye on the Ravelry thread.



 Abbey being a resourceful kiwi gal raided the cupboards and used two wooden spoons to keep the cowl round while blocking. Her little trick will be featured in an upcoming blog how to block post from the designer. 

Lights up knitting at the Embassy theatre.


Monday there is a movie event at the Embassy called Lights up Knitting where the movie theatre have the 
lights on dim so knitters who gather for the movie event can sit and knit while watching the movie. What fun don't you think!


Linking up to Yarn Along.

28 comments:

  1. Clever girl. What a lovely colour that yarn is!

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    1. Abbey is very clever and such a neat knitter. I'm one proud mum.

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  2. what a great idea the movie and knitting is! abbey sure is one heck of a knitter. that abbey is one very talented knitter! the cowl is fabulous ad the color is to die for!!!

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    1. I think the idea for a knitting movie night is soo fun!! (I'm hoping to win some tickets to it - it's drawn today)

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  3. Such a beautiful color and cowl. Love madelinetosh

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    1. I too love the Madelinetosh - wool it is beautiful!

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  4. Abbey is not only a talented crafts-person, but very resourceful & ingenious with her wooden spoon blocking technique. No wonder the designer thought it should be shared. With each knitting or quilting project Abbey completes is more lovely. She should be very satisfied with her results & her ability to think outside the box when it came to blocking. It only goes to show that if you are confident & smart one should never hesitate to be innovative & come up with something new & improved. The color of the scarf is amazing & when combined with the perfect year it becomes a true work of art. Please let Abby know how much I love her scarf & congratulations for being so creative that a designer is featuring her blocking method on her blog. " Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", as Charles Caleb Colton said.

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    1. I'm one proud mum! And wish I could share with you all on the blog her news! She has been rewarded BIG time for her thinking outside the box and she received some wonderful exiting news yesterday Love Leanne

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  5. That scarf is AMAZING. Just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you!! Isn't the design to die for!

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  6. Beautiful!!! I love the pattern, the length of the cowl is perfect and that color, my goodness!!!

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    1. Hi Karen I thought you would love it.
      Love Leanne

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  7. That's lovely Abbey. I really like the colour. What was the yarn? ( Silk? wool? )

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    1. Thanks - it is wool I'll see if she will link it here of where she got it. She does a lot of her shopping on line. Unwell days can be VERY dangerous. Love Leanne

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  8. Love it - Abbey has done a beautiful job! Gorgeous colour and the wooden spoons trick is priceless!

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    1. Hi Raewyn - Abbey being raised on a little farm and homeschooled maybe made her think outside the box and grab the wooden spoons aye. Love Leanne

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  9. Abbey, super pattern, and it drapes so softly, the name fits the pattern too. Love that blue. Cheers, Jean.

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    1. Thanks Jean it does sit lovely aye.

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  10. Love the cowl. Absolutely beautiful color (my favorite) and perfect for the wavy pattern.

    Victoria in Indiana

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    1. The photo is pretty true to the colour - it sure suits Abbey.

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  11. Clever tricks there!
    I love this pattern and the colour she chose is gorgeous.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! Abbey is really thrilled with it.

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  12. Awesome job Abbey! I love the pattern and colour...beautiful! :o)

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  13. Stunning knitting Abbey, you've done a fabulous job. I've never blocked so this is intriguing to me. You might find this interesting: http://pleasantviewschoolhouse.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/claras-knitting-josephine-lace-shawl.html

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    1. Hi Rose - yea Abbey did a lovely job aye. I've never heard of blocking until Abbey did it (not that I am a big knitter) _ I'll tell Abbey about your link - Thanks. Love Leanne

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  14. That is gorgeous. I just found that pattern and added it my list but seeing this is making me move it to the top of the list. The color is perfect and I love the new blocking technique.

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    1. Oh what fun! Abbey has a raverly she is called Abbeyhere http://www.ravelry.com/people/Abbeyhere I think I linked that right - she has good taste in knitting patterns you might like some of them too. Love Leanne

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