Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny in her weekly Yarn Along. In her words:

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a single photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

I'm back to reading Simplicity Parenting. You know what they say about old dogs and new tricks. Well I think I may fall into the camp of an old dog when it comes to truly simplifying. Slowly, so slowly we are working on this and seeing benefits. This time I will persevere.

As for knitting I didn't get much done on Rebekah's sweater, only half of the first sleeve. However progress is progress and it is still a little warm for a sweater. I did, however, start and finish another Capucine. This one is headed across the ocean.

Hopefully I will be able to get more done on the little sweater this week. I have a list of Christmas gifts that need to get on the needles lest they wont be finished in time. Why is it that time seem to move so fast anymore. See I really do need to simplify.

Don't forget to stop by the Yarn Along over at Small Things. Of course beware, visiting all the lovely participants is probably where my knitting time disappeared to.


  1. Dear Elizabeth,
    I have that book in my ever increasing reading pile on gentle homeschooling and parenting.
    Yes I am starting christmas presents hopefully soon too.
    Have a blessedknitting week

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    Your projects look wonderful.

    Ah, Christmas projects..... to think of....

    That book is on my wish list.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Thinking of you.
    Warm wishes,

  3. The hat with huge tassels is wonderful. Thank you for the Ravelry link. I saved it. I know what you mean about simplifying - something I need to really work on. The idea of it is aspiring, but the actual putting it into action is the problem...

  4. Can't wait to see Rebekah's sweater finished..such a pretty color....


  5. Christmas really does start early if you want to make homemade doesn't it!

    Thanks for stopping by my page, I've just been browsing yours and see your "to do" of Strawberry muffins. I made some last week from, to use up some slightly sour berries. They were delish! I commend them to you!

  6. Love that Capucine! And with handspun yarn...the best. I've got Simplicity Parenting on hold at the library--keep hearing good things about it!

  7. i think we are all on the simplifying journey and unfortunately the road is not a straight line, but crooked and up and down and up and down and sometimes there is deep, deep mud on the road too. good luck, i am trying to do the same and keeping falling off the wagon into that mud.


  8. I'm running into a lot of good book suggestions for parents and "simplifying" sounds like a good idea. But what do I know?

    That yarn is such a nice color. I'm sure it'll look stunning when it's all finished.

  9. hi elizabeth,
    your knitting project looks great.
    i hope you are okay.
    have a nice knitting evening,
    love regina

  10. I have a capucine on my Christmas "to-knit" list. Your looks beautiful!

  11. That's a gorgeous hat! Do you love the book? It's been on my 'maybe to-buy' list for a while.


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