Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Yarn Along





Lots of little things were being knit this week. More wooden peg people, this time for our nature table. Two more little bowls were cast on and off and then felted. I knitted up some little chickens for Reece. They are a gift for Saint Nicholas day coming up on December 6. Justin is making a little chicken coop and fence to contain them, which I am sure Reece will love.

After a little trip to the yarn shop on Saturday I started my fingerless gloves. I have just started and hope to have at least one done next week. I also picked up some wool to make Justin a hat for Christmas.

More doula reading this week, a little bit of John Holt's How Children Learn and a few pages of The Mother, a lovely magazine passed along to me from Taryn over at Wooly Moss Roots. Thanks Taryn.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining in with Ginny and Nicole.

32 comments:

  1. Love your little people and your chickens :) I hope you meet your goal of getting the mitts done (I think you will).

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  2. Kim, I love, love, love the chickens! What pattern did you use?
    What a sweet idea for St. Nicholas Day and Reece is going to be thrilled I imagine.
    And your peg people look very festive, did you make the trees? I have
    trees like that on my list for Mike to make.
    Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks Tracey. The chicken pattern is from Toymaking with Children by Freya Jaffke, I should have included that in the post. It is a great book, lots of great stuff. Yes, Justin made the trees, I asked for something for the nature table that looked like trees and he came in with this, it was perfect. Hope you have a wonderful day too, and a lovely Thanksgiving.

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  3. I love those chickens! I think Reece is going to love them!! Your so talented Kim! I can't wait to join you for knitting night one of these days! Knitting is on hold around here at the moment. I am simply not fast enough to knit all my Christmas gifts so I have switched gears & really gotten in to my sewing this week! I have a few more things to knit up today but I hope to have a blog post up by the end of the week to show all the things I have sewn!

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    1. Thanks Meg, I hope so too. I can't wait for you to join us for knitting night too :) Can't wait to see what you have been working on.

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  4. What a lovely idea for a present, I'm sure it will be played with very often.
    You winter scene is beautiful. Good luck with the fingerless gloves! it's getting very cold here and we have already broke out the wool mittens!

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    1. Thank you, I am pretty sure he is going to love it. We have been enjoying some wonderfully warm temperatures, but that is all going to change on Friday...winter is coming.

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  5. I love your little nature table! It looks like you've been doing a lot of little knitting. Sometimes I find little knitting more time consuming than bigger projects.

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    1. Thanks. And I agree, so many little things and sewing up ends does take time, but it is fun!

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  6. Very cute! I love your nature table.

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  7. oh, those wee chicken are so sweet. what a great saint nick's gift. :) i love "the mother" magazine.

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    1. Thank you. I now love the mother magazine as well :)

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  8. The chickens are adorable! And your peg people are so festive! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  9. Ahhh those chickens! So cute! What a fun toy :)

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  10. What beautiful knitted items! Awww - I love your posts, Kim - they always make me smile and cheer me up :)

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  11. Kim,
    Good job getting so much knitting done! :)

    You are so welcome. Enjoy. :)

    Love,
    Taryn

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    1. It has been fun, all this knitting. And thanks again, so appreciate you passing the magazines along.

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  12. such sweet knits kim, love them all. happy thanksgiving. :)

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  13. Awesome chickens! :) I have my eye on some patterns ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamma4earth ) for knitting animals for Izzy in the future too. Seems like a fun project.

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    1. Thanks Sara, they were fun to knit. And Linda's patterns are amazing, love them!

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  14. I love everything you've knitted! I'm loving the blue gnomes especially.

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  15. I love all of your knitting Kim. Thanks for sharing.

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