Wednesday, May 9, 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! ~

Ok so after last weeks mess I think I finally have the Hetty figured out.  Unfortunately getting it back on track was about all I had time for this week.  I'm hoping it will go pretty quickly now.  Of course carving out some more time to knit would help as well.

The reading front has been much more productive.  I was bless to win a copy of hand in hand from the lovely Maya over at Maya*Made.  I'm loving this book.  More than a craft book of projects there are personal thoughts defining creativity and ways to incorporate creativity into your lives by 20 of the most creative bloggers out there.  Some of them were known to me and some were new.  Lovely to be introduced to a few more inspiring bloggers.  Now to find more time for visiting them, too.

We were also lucky enough to join in the fun of Herb Fairies from during their launch.  This is a wonderful series of books for children that teach all about herbs through stories.  And more than that the subscriptions also includes an audio version of the book, journaling pages, coloring pages, recipes and issues of Herbal Rootszine that coincide with the herbs.  One book will be released each month for an entire year!  Hannah and Rebekah are enjoying the stories, foraging and the projects.  Unfortunately Herb Fairies registrations are closed now and I'm not sure when they will be open again.   But if you love herbs and are looking for a tool to teach your children about them I would keep my eye out for this offer to come back again.

So what's on your needles?  I'd love for you to share what you are working on.  And don't forget to join the fun of the Yarn Along to see what others are knitting and reading.

Oh and if you haven't entered, there is still time to win a quart of Organic Gold Label coconut oil from Tropical Traditions.


  1. We love herb fairies too, I'm so glad we dived in and got it! Happy yarn along x

  2. Carving out knitting time is a major challenge for me too.
    That book sounds really interesting. Congrats on the giveaway :)

  3. Love the books and am really inspired by how you are learning herbs, I will have to check herb faries out for the wee one here.
    Have a happy day!

    1. Herb Fairies is only available to purchase through today, then it wont be back until 2013 sometime.

  4. John said 2013 was the next time they would release them- glad you are enjoying them :)

  5. Hi Elizabeth,
    Thank you for introducing me to that book!
    Thinking of you,

  6. I'm glad you're back on track with the knitting project. That is always an encouragement. Hope you're able to carve out more time - sounds like me recently in the lack of time department. I love looking at Herbal Zine, and I hope the author makes something for older kids too in the future.

    1. I'd love to see something for older kids as well. Vintage Remedies has some wonderful courses for older kids, especial teens. My daughter is taking on of their courses for her science credit.


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