Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yarn Along

I'm 'yarning along' again this week with Ginny (and many others). I'm so glad to be taking some knitting down time after the holidays. This has to be my favorite thing about January, free for all knitting, though, I do have a couple of caterpillars in the works for a swap for some sweet wooden toys. I'm going back and forth between them and a bonnet, probably for the shop. I haven't made one of these Hugs and Kisses Bonnets in some time and felt like doing a wee bit of cabling. It's just so nice to actually get to choose what I'm knitting and not doing the same thing over and over and over... I'm using some yarn I just hand dyed over the weekend. I love these colors! I've done this colorway a few times already and keep going back to it (a tiny bit for finger knitting and a whole skein for a friend). I think perhaps I'll dye up several more whole skeins to offer up in my shop.
The book, I haven't actually started reading. I haven't been reading at all, really (unless you count magazines) since this post, so I thought I'd start with some instant gratification to get the ball rolling again. This is a teeny tiny book and looking at the Amazon listing got a lot of poor reviews, so, we shall see.
Oh, and see that tiny little person in the background, pulling Cd's and books of the shelf? She's making me a bit bonkers. Definitely a test to this mama's patience. Currently, though, she is sound asleep. Ahhh....

12 comments:

Jarka said...

I LOVE the colors!!! absolutely beautiful!!!! :)

nocton4 said...

wonderful colours x

Meredith said...

Super fun colors, so cheerful and chunky! Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

Such a creative mama and such a cosy space. Blessings to you.

Andréann said...

I'm so happy I discovered your blog through the yarn along! A very lovely space ! :D

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Oh I just love the color of your yarn and your little caterpillar is adorable :) Happy new year!

Tara said...

The colourway reminds me of rainbow ice cream. Your little one looks adorable as she does a little reorganizing for you.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Wishing you a year full of knitting, peace and comfort and magical moments with your children. I too have started knitting, working on a hat for myself. It must be such fun to dye your wool, I used to love doing that at Textile college. Big Hugs, Catherine xx

Rachel said...

I love that yarn! May have to request more of it some time, once we're moved and settled, etc. It's so yummy. And the skein you sold me is all gone :-(

kendra said...

yay for free-for-all knitting! i love that sweet pilot cap in your header - have i mentioned? i feel like i may have said that already! a row here and there helps me with the bonkers. : )

Julie said...

I don't think you have, Kendra, but thank you! We really love those pilot caps.

softearthart said...

I am smiling at your darling daughter, cheers Marie

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