Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Needles & Nook

Greetings my dear friends.  Spring is almost here but I feel as though we didn't even have winter as we just got over having a heat wave with temps in the 90's!

I want to thank everyone who read my reflections during lent.  Your kind comments really warmed my heart.  Speaking of warm, here's the scarf that I'm currently knitting......


It's a Churchmouse Yarn pattern.  At first, I really didn't enjoy knitting this pattern but since it's a two row repeat, it goes by very fast. The pattern can be found here.

As for reading, I am so enjoying this book:

It's a non fiction book about the Essex whaling ship that set out in 1819 from Nantucket on a whale hunt.  A few years ago, my husband and I visited Nantucket and saw some stately old homes that once had belonged to whale ship captains.  It's a fascinating read into history of long ago.

I am joining in at:
Frontier Dreams  
Create with Joy....
Yarn Along with Ginny...
Happy Friday at Planet Penny...

Please don't be shy to stop by and say "hello".  And, you are most than welcome to click on the buttons to follow along and see what is happening here at Lilly My Cat.

Have a wonderful day,
Pat


31 comments:

  1. Nice photos but I would love some of that cake heheh!

    Have a caketastic week :-)

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  2. Your scarf looks lovely - I love Churchmouse! Another book to add to my list. I like reading history.

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    1. Thank you Jayne. I enjoy reading too when I'm not knitting :)

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  3. Love the colours of your yarn! xx

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    1. Many thanks - it's taking me a bit longer since this yarn is fingering weight....

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  4. The Churchmouse does look like a wonderful shop! I followed your link and enjoyed learning about it. My husband and I had a new/used bookstore for five years in upstate NY. It was charming, but it could have been so much fun to also offer tea and yarn for sale :-) It is amazing you have already had a 90 degree day! Cheers for your lovely knitting on the scarf. I will type back in answer to your email as soon as I can. Thanks for contacting me and following my blog, Pat. Blessing to you and yours.

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    1. So nice to hear from you Gracie. I love Churchmouse Yarns and I hope to visit again when I go back to Washington for a visit. Have a great weekend and I look forward to hearing from you.

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  5. Pat,
    I like that pattern. Knitting is just one of those things I don't know how to do yet. It's on my to do list. Meanwhile I enjoy your knitting.
    -Shiralee.

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    1. Hi Shiralee, that is so kind to you. I guess it's like me and quilting - I so enjoy seeing the beautiful quilts but I have no talent or patience to quilt. Maybe one day....Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. The texture of the scarf is lovely! I can't even imagine 90 degree days here! We are still under a couple feet of snow!! Soon, I keep telling myself that I will see my garden again soon :-)

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    1. I hope spring has arrived for you. Luckily we have had cooler days not but we are still in need of some lovely rain....Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. What a pretty scarf! Need some winter? We have plenty to share over here in the Northeast. It's about 29 degrees and windy like a hurricane.

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    1. Hi Donna, yes I would love to see some beautiful, white snow. I've always loved the four seasons of the year. I hope spring arrives soon for you :)

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  8. That does look a very interesting stitch. I am going to have to follow the link and do a bit of research.

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    1. Hello, yes check out the pattern. It's going rather fast now that I have it conquered.

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  9. I have not knitting skills, but I got distracted by the cake.

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    1. Oh, that is so funny. I plan on posting the cake recipe maybe next month....Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Hi pat. I love history and this book sounds wonderful! Temps in the 90's wow! We are having 60's and 70's. I am loving it! Happy to be following you.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Welcome Jann. It's so nice that you signed up to follow my blog. Sounds like spring has come your way. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. It means a lot to me. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your sunshine!

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  11. Your scarf is looking lovely!!! I love the colours!
    I really liked your lent post, despite not being religious particularly I did find it warming so thank you xx

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    1. That's so kind of you Jenny. I hope your spring is off to a great start. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  12. The scarf is really pretty, it's still scarf weather here, although we are having some bright sunny spring days there is not a lot of warmth the air.
    Jan x

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    1. Hi Jan. I'll send some warmth your way. Happy spring.

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  13. Love the texture on the scarf - and at least for you its growing quickly - always a bonus!

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    1. Thank you - yes I need to finish this so it's won't become a WIP!

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  14. Your scarf is lovely so far! And your book sounds wonderful! I also love history :) Thank you for linking up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! It is nice to have you there and we will be following along :)

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    1. Thank you so much for signing up. I love your blog and I look forward to joining in on Mondays. Happy Spring. Thanks again :)

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  15. What a pretty pattern and yarn, it looks really snuggly and warm! Thanks for joining in with Happy Friday once again x

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  16. The scarf is beautiful too! You are clever with yarn!x

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  17. my dad is reading this book he says its really good- love the scarf :) looks snuggly x

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