Exploration Autumn Progress and Knitting Magazines

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Exploration Autumn Progress and Knitting Magazines

Knitting and Reading Yarn Along

Knitting Shawl

Reading. Gifts of knitting for gifts of knitting – my friend who asked me to make a dress for her friend’s birthday brought me my favorite treat from her trip – knitting magazines! By the way, she told me that Pure fitted her friend perfectly and it was an amazing birthday gift for her! Oh, how happy I was! Pure is in good hands πŸ™‚ Back to magazines. There is no access to knitting magazines in my town, so this addition to my knitting library is highly appreciated. It’s weird but with all my love for knitting magazines I rarely use their patterns. For me the knits there are more of a source of inspiration, rather than a collection of knitting instructions. I just love knitwear photography – always sparkles my imagination!

Knitting. The shawl – a gift for my Granny – is so addictive! The color changes and short rows make the simple garter stitch really engaging.

Knitting Shawl

So far everything is working out great, no bumps in the road whatsoever. The pattern is providing all the necessary information and Stephen is guiding you through the first rows with a very helpful YouTube video. The yarn is lovely – springy and inspiring.

Knitting Shawl

There is something about the feel of wooden needles and wool in my hands that makes the whole process even more enjoyable.Β I love my Addi needles, but I am always happy when the pattern gives the opportunity to pick upΒ my no-name wooden pair.

Knitting Shawl

As the pattern is established, Exploration Autumn becomes a very portable on-the-go project. I’m sure I’ll take it for the long hiking tours, car trips and in bed evening knitting time. Just perfect.

I am going to work right now, but I know that a cup of tea, a spoon of honey, my cat and knitting magazines will be waiting for me on a couch. Sounds like a happy evening!

Off to work!

Have a great week!



By | 2016-04-10T08:51:22+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Books, Knitting, Work in Progress|12 Comments


  1. Gill May 20, 2015 at 6:16 am - Reply

    I am heading to Chapters, this morning to go and buy some magazines with the gift card I got for Mother’s Day. Love the colours of your shawl.

    • Alina May 20, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Gill! I hope you enjoyed your shopping!

  2. mamasmercantile May 20, 2015 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful shawl, I love the colour combination.

    • Alina May 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you! The color palette was inspired by my Granny’s eyes!

  3. Zeta May 20, 2015 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I’m so happy that Pure was a perfect fit! πŸ™‚ The shawl is working pretty fast and it is looking wonderful. Your evening plans sounds perfect! Why when I get back from work there are laundry and dirty dishes waiting for me?!?!

    • Alina May 20, 2015 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Zeta! I try to do all the chores in the morning before going to work. And my husband is being very helpful! But I must admit laundry can get abandoned for quite some time when knitting is going on in the house πŸ™‚

  4. Wendy May 20, 2015 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Great gift for your Granny – I’m sure she’ll love it!

    • Alina May 20, 2015 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Wendy! I really hope so!

  5. emma May 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Those colors are amazing together.

    • Alina May 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Emma! Stephen is providing very helpful tips how to choose your color palette.

  6. Rebecca May 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    That sounds like a blessed evening Alina.

    • Alina May 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm - Reply

      Every time when I get home and see my small family waiting for me, a good book/magazine and a basket with yarn I feel so warm and grateful with all my heart!

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