Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along:: 

Joining Ginny of Small Things

This week I am on a knitting roll and I am loving it. I finished my first ever circular knitting project and it turned out perfectly. I was so happy with it that I decided to make another hat so my girls would have matching hats this fall/winter. I am a new knitter so I was intimidated by the circular method but honestly it is super easy.  So my easy little hat is below....

I also finished two sheep for the Christmas stockings this year. I just need to assemble them and stuff.  They too turned out great and I am happy with them. I ordered a bunch of animals from Linda Dawkin's shop Mamma4earth and I can't wait to start them. I know the girls will love these little animals. 

I am reading a new book. The last one I was reading got the best of me and I gave up reading it. I started Julian Fellowes book Past Imperfect. I knew he wouldn't let me down ( he is the guy who wrote Gosford Park and Downtown Abbey) and he didn't. So far it is a great read and I can't get enough of his dry humor. I got my latest issue of Interweave Knits which I will drool over for a bit. Also, skimming through a fun little book called The Children's Year. It has wonderful ideas to celebrate every day and special occasions. I am inspired by it. Finally, I want to share an article I read in Smithsonian Magazine ( yes, we're members of the Smithsonian). The article entitled "How She Overcame" is written about Aung San Suu Kyi, a political activist in Burma or Myanmar. It tells of her struggle under house arrest and how she used Buddhism and meditation to keep her faith and focus on the cause. This story intrigued me and I am humbled by the struggle that so many people face on a daily basis to bring democracy and equality to their country. I live in America and take for grant it the freedoms I wake up with every day. While other people wake up and have to fight for simple freedoms. I am both inspired and humbled by these people. 

So, enough "soapboxing" and now for a moment of pure cuteness but I am partial because she is my baby. 

Happy Knitting! Leave a note and share! 


  1. What a gorgeous hat - well done for making the leap to circular. It opens so many doors in terms of patterns!

  2. absolutely adorable!!! (and thanks for the book suggestion---Past Imperfect sounds like my kind of read!

  3. wow, incredible colors in that hat! And great job on the knitting too- i wouldve never guessed that you were a new knitter!

  4. Gorgeous hat!! And it looks lovely on your little one :)