01 August 2014

A Little Late to the Party… by guest blogger Julie

I meant to post yesterday, on the actual day, but the title of this post says it all. I'm also a little late to the party on following Melissa and Kelli's blog, as I have only discovered it within the last year. That doesn't stop me from wishing you both a very happy 5th blog anniversary. Thanks for the wonderful photographs, lively content and so much knitting inspiration!

I may have been late to the blog anniversary party, but I wasn't late starting the knitalong, despite spending a couple days dithering over yarn. 

Should I knit with this?
Or this?
In the end, I was in more of a pink mood (but really happy to have an excuse to post one of my favorite purple yarn photos) so Hazel Knits Entice in the Land of Sweets colorway was the choice. I moved on to winding my yarn and then cast on.


I'm really happy to be part of this KAL, and I'm looking forward to seeing and reading about everyone's progress on Bonnie Sennott's beautiful pattern. And Melissa, thanks for organizing this!

11 comments:

  1. you bring much to the party, Julie! look at all the color...gorgeous photos! and Entice...I've used it and gulp, what a lovely choice

    I love that you shared so many photos ~ makes me happy :) ~ thanks for the anniversary wishes and also for joining us!!

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    1. The pleasure is all mine! I know this is going to be fun.

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  2. They're both so pretty, I can see why you had trouble deciding between them! I've been in a purple place lately, so I was leaning toward the first one, but I am looking forward to seeing how the pink one knits up ;)

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  3. I'm almost always in a purple place, and I thought, until almost the very last minute, that I would knit Streusel in that yarn. I feel like knitting with Land of Sweets is like a walk on the wild side, and I'm liking it very much!

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  4. Welcome, Julie! Great choice of yarn. :) penny

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    1. Thanks, Penny! Your yarn is beautiful!

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  5. Welcome, Julie. Wow, that's some sexy yarn!!!

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    1. Thanks! It certainly does pull me out of my usual purple and blue palette, which is a good thing.

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  6. Hi Julie~ you have some beautiful yarn there, what you chose is beautiful. Can't wait to see it done. I'm also using Hazel Knits, don't you love how it knits up, with that great 'spring' to it?

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    1. Kelli, I love your yarn, too. Is it the Braeburn colorway? I'm a huge Hazel Knits fan, both for her colors and for the springy-ness of the base.

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    2. Thank you, and you're right Braeburn is the color way. Wait till you block this piece, the strechiness S T R E C H E S longer then I thought, but it's been awhile since I used Hazel knit's.

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