Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yarn Along


Reece loved his whale! And I was very pleased with how it turned out and am pretty excited to try more of Linda's patterns.

After requesting a pair of fingerless mitts, I set Reece free in my stash of yarn so he could pick something he liked. He picked red, which didn't surprise me at all. I finished them up on Sunday night and when he saw them Monday morning he squealed in delight making my heart melt.

And then I promptly cast on something for me. I am only a few rows in, but hope to be well on my way by next week.

I also found a little bit of time to do some needle felting, creating some colourful spring flowers that I hope to use for a little bunting. 

Doula reading has been my main focus on the reading front, but I did get a chance to read through this magazine which I received in November. It was my first issue and it is pretty awesome!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining in with Ginny and Nicole

46 comments:

  1. It is so nice to hear how excited Reece was to see his mitts. And red, that is Emerson's favorite color, along with orange.

    I am glad you are knitting something for you, it is going to be beautiful.

    PS- I haven't forgotten and will get an email to you by the end of the week.:)

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    1. I am not sure where the red comes from, but it has been his fav from the start. And no worries Tracey, when you have time is fine :)

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  2. you are going to look fabulous in the shalom!! Great pattern choice. Love the bright red mitts you whipped up for him :)

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  3. I love the pattern for the shalom sweater. It will look beautiful!

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  4. You have been knitting up quite a storm :) A shalom is on my list for me soon too. I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

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  5. Love those little felted flowers, and those mitts. so cheery!

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  6. i love those little free form felted flowers!!!! and i've never met a grey anything that i don't love!!! doesn't it do your heart good when your little actually gets excited about a knit???

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    1. Thanks. Grey and I are friends too :) And yes, my heart loves hearing him get excited about my handmades :)

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  7. that's cute that he chose red! sounds familiar... fingerless mitts are perfect for the early days of spring, aren't they?

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  8. The flowers are so love cute! And the mittens are fantastic. I need to do two pairs of those for both girls! What pattern did you use?

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    1. Thanks KC! I sort of created one using this pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-fingerless-mitts-2 I cast on 28 stitches, did 1 inch of rib and stockinette stitch, only did 4 rounds of the thumb shaping and then finished with 1 inch of ribbing. I wasn't sure if it would work, but was really happy it did. And they knit up quick, took me about 90 minute to make one. Have fun!

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  9. That cardi is amazing and I am so glad you are making something for YOU!!

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    1. Thanks! I am looking forward to wearing it :)

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  10. Hi Kim- Just saw this post and thought about you and your upcoming road trip.. maybe you can get some ideas? http://www.ucreatewithkids.com/2013/02/11-awesome-boredom-busters-for-road.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UcreateWithKids+%28Ucreate+with+Kids%29

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  11. It is so wonderful when they love what we do for them. That squeal of delight had to be music. Your flowers are so stinking cute!

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  12. You have been very busy! I love the cardigan you are making ~ and will add to my list of things that I will some day have the skill to create. And VERY nice choice on the red mitts ~ your little one has a good eye for color!

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  13. My boy loves mitts too...it's so sweet when they get excited about something you make!

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  14. You are a very busy lady..love the mittens so cute...I can see spring is in the air your flowers are wonderful!!

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    1. Thanks, a little bit of spring is so welcome around here even if just in some felted flowers :)

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  15. the shalom is a great pattern, it knits up so fast. :) i recently knitted one for myself.
    don't you just love when they enjoy what you knitted for them. :)

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    1. Good to know, I had a feeling it would knit up fast, not to find the time :)

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  16. Isn't it a lovely feeling when kids ask for you to knit them something! my little guy loves when I make him socks!
    Your shalom is going to be lovely in that blue, hope you enjoy making it, it's a great project - I've made two!

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  17. Got to love those squeals over mama-knits! Have fun with your shalom!

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  18. Red Mittens are my favorite. I have 2 pair that a friend made quite a few years ago, who has now passed away. Guess I'd better figure out how to do them before much longer!!

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  19. It makes all of your time and effort so worth it when that are that happy to have mama mades, doesn't it?!

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  20. Your fingerless mitts are really sweet - looking forward to seeing your sweater.

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  21. I love to knit, but am not doing so currently. Finished up a pair of socks most recently and need to cast on again... Reading the Hobbit with my 8 year old son.

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  22. very cute mitts kim! and the whale, so sweet, linda is amazing.

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    1. Thanks Lori, and yes I couldn't agree more Linda is amazing!!!!

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