I was gifted quite a few books for Christmas and have been diving into them. I enjoyed giving this one a reread. I am loving and learning so much from this one, and can't believe I didn't find this one sooner.
My little man added to his book collection this Christmas as well. I have been reading The Rooster's Gift to him nightly. During the day it has been Owl Moon and Shall I Knit You A Hat.
What have you been knitting and reading?
Joining in with Ginny.
Love seeing all the different colors you used, they are great looking cowls. And that is a wonderful way to get a jump start on next year's gift giving if they don't sell, smart woman you are there.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tracey :)Delete
Really like your color selection!ReplyDelete
My kids LOVE The Rooster's Gift. It makes them giggle beyond belief. They adore our Rooster, Goldie. He is a sweet Roo so I think that makes it all the more special to them. A great message found there as well.
Thanks for the other book links.
Thanks Dawn. The Rooster's Gift is a special book, Reece just loves it and is really attached to it. I think having a rooster helps make the connection real for him.Delete
I love all your knits! Great colors - makes me smile after looking at the same yarn of my own project for so long. The boys and I read Shall I Knit You a Hat too. Such a sweet story.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. It was nice to use some different colours to knit these up. Shall I Knit You a Hat is awesome...it was a gift from his aunt and he loves it. I had never heard of it.Delete
Cute! I knit a bunch a couple years ago and they sold like crazy! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy, that is good to know :)Delete
what a good idea to knit to sell and if it doesn't work out, to gift! Lovely colors and it's nice to have something on the needles.ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen. And yes nice to have something on the go, I needed to keep my hands busy with something and I am not sure what the next big project will be, so this worked perfectly.Delete
thanks for the book recommendations!!! Use your words sounds very intriguing to me and I have put it on my list!!! And I love your knits! I am knitting the same throw I started a couple months ago. It's coming out lovely and I look forward to sharing it when I am done, whenever that may be lol....ReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing your throw :) And I think you would like Use Your Words MJ, it is an interesting read and provides little exercises throughout to challenge you and take your writing to the next level...not that I think you need it, I love your style.Delete
These look lovely! I don't knit but my mom made me a beautiful hat for Christmas, and I'm so glad I have a good knitter in my family:)ReplyDelete
Thanks Josie. And if you don't knit, the next best thing is having a knitter in the family :)Delete
What great colors! My little ones are big on cowls here too, I just finished up one of the twisted rib ones from Rhythm of the Family for my littlest guy, so quick and easy! Happy New Year!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mackenzie. I knit the same one up before Christmas for myself, I love it!Delete
Hi. I'm a sort of new reader. I like your philosophy. It's very similar to my own. I just had to comment that I like your reading list, but why don't they make books like this for older children? I'm a stage ahead of you. My boys are 6, 9 and 11. What you will find is that great books like those you mentioned seem to dry up once children reach school age. We homeschool. I am still creating those sort of environments on a daily basis. It would be nice to have some encouragement for these ages as well. Oh well, just venting. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Annie. I wish I had an answer for you. To be honest I have not yet looked much past my little man's stage, but your comment makes me want to start researching now. I love the books I am finding for him now, kinda sad to hear that it all changes. I will keep my eyes and ears open and if I find anything will be sure to let you know.Delete
No worries on the venting, happy you were able to get it out :)
those cowls look great. i love that multi colored one up front, nice yarn. :) great books as well.ReplyDelete
Wow! You have been productive! Hope you are enjoying the new year!ReplyDelete
I am trying :) I am, hope you are too!Delete
Great book recommendations - thank you! And you can soon start an Etsy shop for your wonderful knitting :)ReplyDelete
My pleasure Renee. And the thought has crossed my mind, so you never know :)Delete
The cowls are lovely - thanks for the parenting book recs!ReplyDelete
Thank you and my pleasure.Delete
Oh...the colors- so beautiful. I'm with Karen, some good thinking for maybe future gifting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rosemarie. I will have to check out that book, thanks for the recommendation.ReplyDelete
Pattern, I just started knitting :)
The ribbed ones: cast on 60 stitches, join for knitting in the round. Knit 2 purl 2 for 4 inches, cast off.
The other ones: cast on 60 stitches, join for knitting in the round. Knit 2 purl 2 for 5 rows, then knit for as long as you like and finish with 5 more rows of knit 2 purl 2.
The yarns are all chunky. I used US10/6mm needles. The green is a wool, the other ones are a wool/acrylic blend.
Hope that helps, if you need more information let me know, happy to share :)
Heaven on Earth is one of my favorites—I re-read it at least once a year!ReplyDelete
I love your cowls - the colors are spectacular, and the patterns seem so simple and lovely. xo
I think it will be one of those books I reread too. And thank you!Delete
You are such a fast knitter! :) I love the cowls and it makes me really excited thinking ahead to all of the things I can knit for Izzy for next winter (I'm thinking I might have a little more needle time by then).ReplyDelete
I am not that fast, just spent a bit of time in the car and stayed away from the computer over the holidays...makes a huge difference.Delete
I love the one in the lower left hand corner! I found the writing book a few months back when Stephanie of Gypsy Forest mentioned it. I love that book!ReplyDelete
My fav too! I love it too, so helpful and I have only just dug in.Delete
Love all the colors! This would make lovely gifts, but I do hope they sell for you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Courtney. Either way is good with me, I just needed something to keep my hands busy.Delete
No problem, happy to share. The one Reece wears, which is now two years old has not stretched out, so I am not sure. They will definitely get smaller if you felt them, but you could knit them a little bigger to start. Or the new little one could wear them too :)ReplyDelete