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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Joining in a Yarn Along

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Its been ages since I blogged properly and showed off anything creative so today I am joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along



 I am using a gorgeous ball of Opal sock yarn in the wonderful Tiger colourway.  It is a merino superwash in a mix of orange/brown/tan and cream.   This scarf is for me as a birthday present to myself, I was born in the Year of the Tiger and its soon my birthday.


The Pattern is Wingspan, a free download over at Ravelry.  

I did start my shawllette/scarf in the patterns original size but I wasn't happy with the way the yarn was striping....


  
Then I saw this gorgeous MiniWingspan over on Wooldiaries Instagram feed I just knew there was going to be some frogging in order!

             Totally gorgeous Mini Wingspan by Woodiaries



Second time around I am loving my little Tiger, what do you think?




The book I am currently reading is The Passage by Justin Cronin.  My Sister in Law recommended it to me and I have to say I'm only 3 chapters in and already hooked!





22 comments:

  1. Ah, a good book and a good project! I wish I was born in a better year...I think I am year of the monkey! I guess it is better than year of the rat, but not as cool as year of the tiger.

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  2. I like it! The striping is working much better with Wingspan. My current project was a frogged sock. It is looking so much better as a scarf.

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  3. Looks like the Tiger will be keeping your neck warm soon.
    Enjoy the reading.

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  4. Ohhhhh good call! I like the second much much better.

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  5. Love, love, love the colors! Will check out the book too!

    Christina

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  6. Lovely tiger colours!!! I saw that on wooldiaries' insta feed too and fell in love with it :)

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  7. so tigerish! pretty-pretty! )))

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  8. I attempted the Wingspan but gave up through total lack of patience with it!Also, me and circulars hate each other! I'm loving the mini version so might give it a try - your colours are adorable and it's looking really good. Thanks for popping over to mine, Jen and leaving your lovely comment. Hope you're all well. x

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  9. Year of the Tiger is close to my heart as it's my daughter's year. Your WIP is purrfect! ; )

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  10. I love the shawlette/scarf . It's completely you and that yarn is fabulous! I love variegated yarn.

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  11. I think it's great, the new pattern really brings out the tiger.

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  12. Wingspan's are wonderful, but I am waiting to get involved with one over the winter. that will look like a firecracker with that yarn!

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  13. Oh I love the new shawl, it is striping beautifully!

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  14. WOW! Thank you! I never see myself as inspiring others, especially to frog something that has taken so much time and love already.

    Your new Tiger Wingspanette is beautiful I really love the way it is striping now, much more tiger like.

    I have never thought of making something which reminds you of the Chinese Year you were born in. I am definitely going to do a bit of research into the birthdays that I have coming up this year and see if I can work that into the presents I am going to be making.

    See you on Instagram :)

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  15. I've seen several of the wingspan scarfs and I fall in love with them a little more every time. Love the colors of your yarn!

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  16. What amazing wool...it really does look like tiger fur!
    Deb

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  17. It looks very tigerish now! It will suit your colouring too!

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  18. SWELL! Frogging is brave, but the results - magnifique. Love the colorway.

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  19. Jenni, it looks so much better second time around. Don't know where I have been, but I had never heard of "wingspans"......

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  20. I like it mush better the 2nd time round Jenni!!! That yarn looks awesome and I love the way the colours change..

    Jodie :)

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  21. it looks fabulous! good choice in redoing....that's hard to do sometimes! (and thanks for the book recommendation---I need a good one that grabs me fast!)

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  22. Okay, you knit the coolest things. It's tiger-iffic! :P

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