Tuesday, November 22, 2011

green and wildwood












new green wool, green juice, my shabby green chair... green is a color i've been spending time with
lately. this cowl is circumnavigate, a new pattern by heidi kirrmaier. it called for malabrigo's
silky merino, something i had in my stash after winning this giveaway not long ago. when i saw the
pattern for circumnavigate one evening while on ravelry, i set my current project aside and cast on.  intending to start and then let it wait in my basket till later (the tea leaves is calling). but found i couldn't put it down. this pattern was completely totally addictive fun. i LOVED knitting it, and now love wearing it even more. the silky merino feels like cashmere, a truly gorgeous yarn. when my husband felt it, he smiled and asked 'where's mine?'  luckily heidi says ...'and is non-frilly enough to be worn by guys and gals alike.'

pattern : circumnavigate
wool : silky merino by malabrigo
colorway : 076 manzanilla olive
ravelry notes here.


i managed not only to get a photo of my book this week, but finessed a photo of the book being
read, while wearing the knit. hee he. i LOVE this book wildwood, and want to always carry it around. it's a treasure without even opening it, the cover art is gorgeous, yet once inside it's even richer. makes me feel a girl again. the authors (a husband and wife collaboration, he also is a member of a favorite band ) call it a middle grade fantasy adventure series. if you click on the link above, you will be able to read the first four chapters. but this truly is a book you'll want to hold. and keep.

counting my blessings this week and wishing all a very happy thanksgiving. we'll be staying home,
with most of my kids coming here, except nyc , miss you hannah girl,   
mamas hold on to your babies now, they do grow up...

joining with small things and the weekly yarnalong here.

58 comments:

  1. One word: Gorgeous!!!
    That lovely color makes me long for springtime.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Ooh lovely green scarf - a dark grey blue version would be perfectly masculine!

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  3. The colour is beautiful. It looks snuggly and warm. Is that your street? The scenery is stunning and I would love a comfy chair like that. xxx

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  4. It looks beautiful - I love the colour and it looks so snuggly and cosy :)

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  5. I think I'd quite like to swap places with you Lori, I get such a good feeling of happiness when I read your blog, and look at your photographs. I'm a huge fan of the colour green too, and your green armchair is a treasure. Your studio is a treasure too. And your new cowl is beautiful! Thank you so much for the rich source of links in this post, that book looks very alluring, I'll return to that link later. Your husband's words "where's mine?" are wonderful, your husband is a treasure too! Vanessa xxx

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  6. Hello. Just found you via Vanessa, and am so happy to have done so. I walked in here, scrolled on down, and felt straight away like I was meeting a new friend :D

    That cowl is gorgeous and I love your green chair :)

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  7. Your cowl would go with my entire wardrobe so when you get tired of it, ahem, you can send it to me!! It is lovely and I bet it is as soft as could be!!

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  8. The cowl is beautiful, and so are the mountains behind you!

    And now I'm going to have to add Wildwood to my reading list. Fantasy and adventure are the perfect combination.

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  9. I too, like Annie, feel so happy to have found you (via dear Vanessa). I know I shall be popping in to visit you regularly now for that fix of joy.

    It is funny how I have become more and more seduced by all shades of green as I grow up (hee, hee, I turned 43 yesterday) and the shade you chose for your divine cowl is one of my favourites. I have pledged with my little last treasure (two in January) to knit her something green every birthday.

    I really like the photographs of your studio with the colourful knitting needles. Your pictures betray a fabulous natural sense of colour.

    I shall stop wittering for now. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving.

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  10. Your cowl is so lovely Lori, the colour and the style!!
    Just beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week, those green juices are the best.
    Love
    Linda

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  11. Oh my that scarf is just gorgeous! You have fantastic views from your street too :) x

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  12. Ooooh, and I love that shade of green! That scarf looks like green snowflakes. :) And now I am going to get that book! I love middle grade fiction (and I'm trying to write it :). I'm putting Wildwood on my Christmas list! xox

    PS Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving my dear Lori.

    Your knitting,as always, is a blessing to behold and it is too bad that we can't touch that yarn. Feels like butter? Yes, I can just imagine. And that is an awesome pattern you used.

    Thank so so much for the lovely book review. I have been savoring White Truffles in Winter, but do need to come to the end and begin a new adventure.

    Enjoy having most your babies at home, maybe you could all skype with Hannah?

    Much love.
    xx

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  14. The first step is admitting I have cowl lust! It's beautiful! And it looks wonderful on you :)

    That book looks interesting. I'm not surprised Pam is putting it on her list! I'm so very behind in pleasure reading :(

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with most of your babies.

    When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

    xoxo
    Lo♥

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  15. What a beautiful pattern! I have not seen it anywhere and now I want one..... immediately! Glad most of your little chickens are coming home for Thanksgiving. I have one who is pregnant that can't make the journey out west and will be missing her, too! Happy Thanksgiving, Lori!

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  16. Yummy! The color is awesome and the pattern looks wonderful. I'm going to have to check out the pattern and ravelry notes now...

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  17. Hi ,Lori! I like your green scarf pattern. Enjoy it! And I like your knitting corner and the little helper, hedgehog.

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  18. Gah! The Decemberists! Why did I not know this book existed? I mustmustmustmust acquire it immediately!

    And that green! So lovely. But what I'm drawn to, even more than the beautiful green (and that's saying something) are your lovely knitting needles. They look so happy displayed like that! (:

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  19. beautiful!! i love that green!

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  20. Gorgeous! So are those mountains!

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  21. I love everything Heidi designs--this one is no exception! It's lovely! As was your post--and photos. (You even caught that drip!!! Amazing!)
    Have a very blessed holiday with your loved ones. You are so right; you turn around and your babes are bringing home babes of their own. Blessings multiplied.

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  22. Ooooo, love your pretty cowl! And you're so very pretty too Miss Lori!
    I've had my eye on "Wildwood". If you like it, then I just bet I will too ;).
    Happy Thanksgiving Lori!
    Blessings,
    GG

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  23. oh happy thanksgiving lori! what a beautiful scarf! i love it and you look gorgeous! sounds like a great book too. i never knew they wrote books also.

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  24. Ahhh, I want one of those :-).Stunning desgin and color. I will be looking into that book.
    Happy Thanksgiving dear Lori.
    xoxo

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  25. Oh goodness Lori, your pictures always look like they belong in a knitting magazine and they speak to my heart because my favorite colors are red, white, tiffany blue and...green! Love the green juice too : ) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your blessings.

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  26. Beautiful!

    You and your work.

    I love the color and texture.

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    xo Ro

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  27. Happy Thanksgiving, Lori. You are lovely ... everything you touch is as well.

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  28. So very beautiful! And strange, for me in northern Canada, so see so much green - enjoy it! :)

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  29. Oh Lori,
    That cowl is so exquisite!
    Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  30. i do love that pattern! i think it's something i'll need to knit for myself. and the color you chose, gorgeous.

    i've been dying to read wildwood so i was happy to see the red bean put it on her christmas list - now i have an excuse ;-)

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  31. I too found your blog via Vanessa.
    What a lovely shade of green and such a pleasing pattern for a scarf / cowl!
    June

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  32. That green is just wonderful!! And the cowl itself looks so comfy and squishy =) I'm very intrigued by the book, I'm off to take a look now...

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  33. Hello Lori. What a beautiful cowl on a beautiful lady. Have a blessed time with your Babes. Sending love xxx

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  34. You know, I almost bought that book while we were in Portland--at Powell's no less. I just loved the cover and when my hubs told me about the author and that he's from Portland too--I thought--cooool. But, alas, I left it there--didn't want to make my suitcase heavier than it already was. With your endorsement though, it's going on my list today.

    Your cowl is ahhhsome!! I love it!! And your shabby chic green chair--drool.
    Have a fantastic Thanksgiving Lori, may it be filled with love and laughter!!
    xo

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  35. Lori , that light and the mountains behind you, looks just as Thanksgiving week ought to.
    Green that reminds me of moss on slick river rocks........
    Happy Thanksgiving
    xx
    julie

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  36. beautiful ♥ gorgeous pattern & shade of green.

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  37. Oh those little snippets of your home look lovely, such beautiful surroundings insideand out. The scarf is great, the colour and design are equally lovely.

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  38. Oh Lori, your posts are endlessly lovely.
    I'm so thrilled with the book suggestion. The first peek at the cover pulled me in and your description sold me on it. Plus that little piece of trivia was very interesting!
    What a great use of that silky merino. It looks so cozy - I want to reach out and touch it.
    I'm taking your last piece of advice to heart and giving extra squeezes all around. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  39. Oh my my my my, that scarf is gorgeous! The scalloped edges and the lovely patterns -- It's woven heaven! I love green. And that book looks marvelous! I shall have to add that to my reading list. :)

    Have a super fantastic, yummy, warm, and loving Thanksgiving! xoxo

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  40. Wow that is really lovely and I think green suits the pattern really well. The colour makes the stitches really POP! Beautiful!

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  41. Wow! Such a beautiful work of woolen art! I just love that green....green is such a calming colour!

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  42. happy thanksgiving Lori to you and yours. Hannah will be so sad to be missing home too. Good idea to Skype! lovely cowl - you are so gifted. i adore the colour xx

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  43. Oh my goodness, I love this cowl!
    I've been piling up cowl patterns but haven't found the perfect one - this one looks loooovely!!
    Oh dear, I think I need a trip to the yarn shop. Poor me... :)

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  44. I love your pretty cowl, and you look so pretty wearing it too. The colour is lovely and really suits you, Lori.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Helen x

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  45. Beautiful colours, beautiful cowl, beautiful surroundings! Just beautiful!

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  46. well, i'd like to be commenter # 50.....

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  47. :^)

    hello dear buffy, it's me, ms. shineshine :^)

    those cross patterns look so DIFFICULT. the scarf is incredibly beautiful. i hope this will stay with you because you look wholesomely beautiful wearing it.

    i like and love every one of these photos except one. (booobaah)

    happy thanksgiving to you and your family, lori. you are bright star in my own sky.

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  48. Girl, you've inspired me with that beautiful scarf. I wonder if I could handle the pattern? It is so pretty in green. And your book, too! I want to read it just so I can spot the cover lying around my house!

    A Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and thank you so much for the reminder to hold those babies tight. Since becoming a mama I have made it my mission to be fully present in each moment. I make a lot of mistakes, but it is a truly worthy practice if there ever were one.

    Warmly,
    Liz

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  49. Well colour me hip! I know the Decemberists...Ok, so I can't name one of their songs, but at least I know who they are AND that they are cool (my 25 yr old sister - who is very cool - tells me so ;-). Love the green. And the cover of Wildwood. Adding it to my to be read list now. Looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving! xoxo

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  50. Hi Lori! Thank you for sharing your beautiful and adorable photos! Congratulations and all the best to the engaged couple - so lovely, unique photo!
    I love this green scarf! Thank you for inspiration!
    xxx Teje

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  51. What a gorgeous scarf. I would wear it too! Wildwood is currently in our book bin from the library. We should be starting it today.

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  52. Beautiful cowl...both as still life and with you wearing it. Love the color with your outfit too. And I had no idea about the book...thanks for the heads up!

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  53. What a beautiful cowl! I just picked up Wildwood from the library today. Must begin reading it asap!

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  54. That cowl is stunning...the color, the pattern, everything about it, and it looks amazing on you.

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  55. Lori, I was just showing my husband this cowl (thinking I am going to knit it for a friend) and he exclaimed (after seeing your dog in your latest post) "Is she sitting on her dog?" I explained that you are sitting on a sheepskin. LOL

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xoxo lori