Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Yarn Along


:: Yarn Along ::

Joining Ginny of Small Things



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Oh, how I wish  I had something exciting to report about my knitting progress. But alas, no such luck. It has been a week where other things and people have needed my attention and time. I have had friends going through rough patches in their lives who needed a shoulder to cry on and babies to nuture.  AND... I am a terribly slow knitter. I know I will get these things done in time for Christmas but it will just take a while. I have been trying to knit one dishcloth per week for myself. It is a nice little project and a quick knit. I am using really happy colors to brighten my kitchen cleaning time. ( I love to cook but hate to clean up the mess). I am really on the last leg of the Milo Sweater and the Heirloom Baby Sweater is sitting and waiting for me to brave the final section. I decided to knit myself a seed stitch cowl since we are traveling up north. I wanted something warm to wear. Hopefully, next week I'll have something exciting to report!

On a completely scatter brained note, do you ever feel like knitting heals problems in your life or that of others? I kind of feel like if I take all my burdens and those I hear from others and put them into my needles I can just knit it away. 

I am reading Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. I love it! I love the plot and setting. Mr. McEwan does not disappoint. I am still looking through my Holistic Herbal Book. Very Interesting. 


What are you knitting and reading? 


  1. I love the color of that Milo! What yarn is it?
    Isn't 'The New Holistic Herbal' wonderful? I found a copy at my aunt's yard sale a few months ago & am also slowly going through it. xo

  2. What great 'rich' colours you are knitting!
    I love making Milo's, I've done a few different motifs, which one are you doing?

  3. I so agree with you about the knitting as a heal-all. It has helped me through many a rough month this last year. It seems that as soon as I pick up my needles, I find my centre and everything else falls into place :)

  4. I am very interested in herbal healing and that book looks good.
    Enjoy your trip.

  5. i feel that way about knitting as well. some days it is a healing balm to all my worries/problems.
    the yarn you are using is lovely!

  6. knitting has always been a very inexpensive form of therapy. I think it's quite meditative. I always feel calm while knitting :) I hope you get more time to knit in the weeks coming up! Love the purple!!

  7. I always enjoy McEwan's books - he packs so much into so few pages!

  8. I feel the same way about my knitting - both how it is going slowly (and frustrating)and that it is wonderfully theraputic :) The colors you are working with are gorgeous.

  9. Oh those colors are amazing, please share what yarn and color way they are. Yes, I to feel that knitting is therapeutic.

  10. Beautiful shades. That deep plum lends itself so well to that seed stitch. Lovely!

  11. Thank you! Thank you! These kind words will surely see me through these projects. The yarn on the Milo sweater is Cascade 220 100% Peruvian Highland Wool- Concord Grape and the Seed Stitch Cowl is Lion Brand Thick and Quick- Eggplant.