Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Yarn Along



All the Christmas knitting is done!!!! I finished up my hubby's hat this weekend and stuffed the knitted horse for my niece. Both projects turned out perfectly.

My needles didn't rest for long though, I cast on another pair of fingerless mitts, this time taking Tracey's advice and using a smaller needle and voila, they fit!!! I am working on mitt number two, and hopefully will have it cast off by the time you read this.

Doula reading is slowing down, I am finding with the holiday season approaching studying is taking a little bit of a back seat, and that is okay with me. The little break will be good and I will be ready to get back at it after the holidays.

I started this book on the weekend and I love it. It reinforces the choices I have made on my mothering path and also gives me so much more to think about. And my issue of Taproot arrived on Monday, so you can be sure I will be diving into that this week at some point.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining in with Ginny and Nicole.   

40 comments:

  1. Congrats on all of your Christmas knitting being off the needles!! That is something to celebrate :) LOVE the horse!!

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  2. Oh that little knitted horse is just perfect! My daughter would love that! And- you're studying to be a doula! What wonderful work. Very exciting!

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    1. Thanks. And yes, doula in training, loving every minute of it.

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  3. That little horse is adorable! Where on earth did you find the pattern? I must admit that I'm a bit jealous that your Christmas knitting is done. I'm so close, but just not there.

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    1. Thanks. The pattern is from Toymaking with Children...a wonderful, inspiring book.

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  4. AHHHHHHH!!!!!! So adorable!

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  5. I am so glad your mitt's fit and now your hands will stay as warm as your heart! :)
    My Taproot finally arrived too and I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Awe, thanks Tracey :) This weekend, I am setting time aside for tea and Taproot, can't wait!

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  6. You're done with Christmas Knitting?!?! Awesome!

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  7. Thanks for the book suggestion. It's on my queue. I'm a little jealous that you've finished your Christmas knitting. I think I'd have to knit all year to finish in time for the holidays.

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    1. My pleasure, it is an excellent read. I started Christmas knitting in July, so not quite a full year of knitting :)

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  8. your horse looks great! and i love the soft gray of the hat and mitts. very nice. that book sounds really interesting.

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  9. that horse is so cute! and congrats on finishing your xmas knitting! :)

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  10. Oh that's SO cute!! I'll have to make some of those for the boys...after Christmas though because I have forbade myself from adding any more projects!! ;)

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    1. Hahaha!! I have had to tell myself no more too...so many things to knit.

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  11. So happy you have finished all of your holiday knitting. You will be my inspiration as I buckles down for these last few days!!

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  12. Love knitting with grey in the winter, don't you? Congrats on so much knitting progress! Your FOS looks great.

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  13. Yay! Well done on the Christmas knitting.

    I have ordered back issues of Taproot...so excited!

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  14. Yay! You're done with Christmas knitting - that is major. That little horse is so sweet - love it!!

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  15. Yay! Congratulations! That little horse is adorable, I'm sure your niece will love it. :) I love Everyday Blessings...I think I'm due to re-read it soon. It's a good one to revisit.

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    1. Thanks Courtney, I am sure she will. It is a great read, loving it so far.

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  16. Love the horse!!! And it does look like the gloves will fit well. Can't wit to see them on you.

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    1. Thanks KC. And they fit perfectly, next week hopefully a pic of me wearing them :)

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  17. Love the horse! I aspire to be like you and finish up my Christmas sewing. It feels like it is never ending!

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    1. Thanks Nicole. Wishing you all the best in getting it all done...you do have two extra kiddos to knit and sew for :)

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  18. Ah, that little horse is so cute! Lief/sweet. I'am deeking in your older postings for the knittingpatern.

    http://showmeastorie.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Thanks so much. The pattern is from a book Toymaking with Children, great book.

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  19. I love the horse! I am still working on my handmade christmas gifts, although I have finished three hats, so feeling good about that. Two were even with wool that I spun, so that took extra time...:) I am going to be working on jars of peppermint bark and some handmade grain bag bags, as well as potholders.....hmmm, a lot to finish. The weekend will be busy! Enjoy your day and your mitts!

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    1. Thanks Margot. Sounds like you have lots to keep you busy. And spinning your own yarn, after trying it on Monday, I have a whole new respect for spinning :) You go!!!!

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