Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining in the fun of the weekly Yarn Along hosted by Ginny over at Small Things. In Ginny's 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 photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

Well, I haven't gotten very far on my Hetty.  I thought I was moving along pretty well until I discovered that somehow really messed up the sleeve increase.  Now I have to rip it back and figure out where things went arye.  I'm sure it can be done, but I'm not great at ripping things back and figuring out where the mistakes lies.  I really need to be able to fully concentrate and I just haven't found the quite moments to do that yet.  Soon, very soon I keep promising myself.

Bekah has been very into bedtime stories as of late.  We have finally found a bedtime routine that works for her as well as me.  Right now we are enjoying Eggs for the Hunting by Reg Down.  I know it is an Easter Tale, but Bekah loves Pine Cone and Pepper Pot, the little gnomes, in the story that she has asked that we read it again. Each chapter is actually a short little adventure story in and of itself.  The perfect amount for her to settle down to sleep.  The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly is sitting in my amazon cart waiting patiently.  I really hope to be able to get it soon as I'm nor sure how many more time I can read the Easter stories.

My own reading has been a little of this and a little of that.   And interesting chapter in the Family Herbalist course on the first year of life, wishing I had  know some of this before I had children, but also thankful that my mama instincts were pretty good.  I've also been scouring the internet for dandelion recipes.  Spring has finally sprung and we have lots of the little yellow gems.  So far we have made dandelion & lavender cookies and dandelion jelly.  Hoping to make some sunny dandelion lemonade but the sun wont co-operate.  Soon, hopefully soon.  And then there has been the reading trying to put together plans for next years homeschool.  Wow!  can it really be that time already?  I really do need to find a good book.  So you can bet I will be visiting other yarn along participants to see what I can find.  I'd suggest you head on over and take a peek too.  Lots of fiber and story inspiration to be sure.


  1. We love the Tales of Tiptoes Lightly. I'm actually waiting for the spring stories to arrive now as my youngest loves reading them at nap time. :) I've been pondering preserving lately too, in fact my last few blogposts have reflected that. 'Tis the season, I guess!

  2. I had forgotten about the Tales of Tiptoes Lightly. Must find a copy to share with my little ones. I saw a recipe for dandelion syrup being used on pancakes. It is very tempting.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing the information about the books, I have added them to my wish list! Very helpful :)


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