Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yarn Along


It has been a busy week in our home, which means knitting has taken place in the car and in little drips and drabs when a moment of time opens up in my day, which doesn't happen very often. Luckily this project is easy to pick up and put down. 


Working away on this lovely little ribbed hat for my niece for Christmas, I know the colour will be great for her and I am sure it will see many lovely days enjoying the winter weather.

On the reading front, I am waiting for a few doula books to arrive in the mail, so I have been rereading some of the Coyote’s Guide toConnecting with Nature.  I have been asked to start a Coyote Guide Club in my area and am very much looking forward to sharing my love of nature with others.  The club will be based on the mentoring principles of the book, which we will put into action each time we meet. I have a little bit of work to do to plan the program, and one of those things is gaining a good understanding of the mentoring principles.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

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Linking up with Nicole over at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On

Linking up with Ginny over at Small Things for Yarn Along.

34 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful shade of blue just perfect for a hat! How exciting to be a leader!! Congrats :)

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    1. Thanks! I will let you know how exciting it is once I get at it, it is definitely a group that will ensure I learn a whole lot about the Coyote's way as well as myself.

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  2. Love the color. The Coyote Guide Club sounds really interesting, can't wait to hear more about it.

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    1. Thanks Gretchen. You can bet I will be sharing as soon as I get it started.

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  3. You are planning and executing well in advance - good for you! Such a pretty blue.

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  4. That blue is wonderful. And another person working on Christmas stuff! I am inspired! I always say I am going to start in January...but somehow that never happens. I think I need to start making my lists though :-)

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    1. Thanks Heather. A list is always a great place to start :)

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  5. I agree with Karen...that blue is gorgeous! You are a busy one....but I think it will be a really cool group and your commitment is so evident that it is a perfect match.

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    1. Thanks Melissa, I really like it too. Busy is my middle name :)

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  6. I have been meaning to check that book out.... and I keep telling myself that THIS is the year that I will start making holiday presents in the summer, so I am not in a rush at Christmas time!

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    1. Well get on it, I think you would really like this book. And the holiday presents, yes get on that too! It will make the holiday season so much more enjoyable, not to mention relaxing.

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  7. That book sounds great and what a wonderful idea.

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  8. i would love to join your club, i'm off to look for that book now. pretty blue, it will be lovely, a bit at a time and it'll be done!

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    1. Awe, thanks :) I am hoping to show you a finished hat next week...fingers crossed.

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  9. This book keeps coming up in my life. I think I need to read it! I think you would make a great group leader. If only we lived closer!

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    1. You have no idea how many times I have said that KC...if only. Hey, wanna move to Canada?

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  10. I love the color Kim and I am glad I am not the only one knitting for Christmas.

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  11. That sounds like an interesting club. Sharing knowledge is priceless. Another person already starting on their Christmas list. Good for you!

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    1. That is so true Cheryl. Yes, the Christmas knitting is in full swing and I am loving it.

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  12. Oh i do hope you share some moments as the club blooms! i would love to hear about it!

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  13. I love the blue, care to share the marker of the yarn? My oldest would love something knitted up in that colour!

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    1. Thanks and of course - it is by Mission Falls, a 100% merino wool. Colour code is 536. www.missionfalls.com

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  14. A Coyote Guide Club sounds like fun! I wish I could join! The blue of your hat is just lovely. :)

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  15. You are inspiring me to start Christmas projects now! Congratulations on the new leadership position. I will have to find this book and read up on it.

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    1. Happy to inspire...now get to it :) Thanks, I am really looking forward to it.

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  16. I love the colour of your wool Kim.

    I have a scarf/shawl that is on the needles but hasn't been touched in a while. There is more work for my course than I expected, so other things just have to wait. I wish I could do it all but I can't. As a result the only thing I'm reading is my coursework. I am loving it though which is the main thing. xxoo

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    1. Thanks Julie. Sometimes we have to put things off while we focus on others, that is perfectly okay. The good thing is those needles will wait as long as you need them to :)

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  17. I've been reading the new Alabama Chanin book. It's so inspiring what she does turning simple knit fabric into high art and making it sustainable at the same time. Love the yarn color. Good luck with the club.

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    1. Sounds interesting Amber, will have to check it out. And thanks, I will need a little luck and a supportive group :)

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