Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

Joining Ginny of Small Things




This week I completed two cats from the pattern found on the blog, Natural Suburbia. First, I want to say that Linda, you are a creative genius! I love the pattern and it was so fun to knit! Second, I know my girls will love this little kitties as a Valetine's gift. The doll in the picture is my own creation. I just cast on (last night) the Indian Summer Shawl and another clutch bag for my sister in law ( her birthday is next month). Not much to show but I decided to make a shawl for myself because every time we go into church or a restaurant I freeze! I thought a stylish shawl would be fun to wear instead of shivering. 

Lent has begun and I have my reading for the season all lined up.  A book on practical ways to celebrate the Lenten season. A book by Mother Teresa. ( I don't think you can go wrong with her) and a book by a Buddhist nun. The last might seem a little strange for a Catholic gal to read but I am open to all walks of life and thought. I find her writing to be inspiring and thought provoking. On the MUCH lighter side, I am still reading Uninvited Guests. It is good book full of funny and interesting characters with a crazy plot. I thought it would be kind of like Downton Abbey but really can anything be like DA? Never! I've been watching it since day one and I am completely enthralled by it. 


We went to the library last night and look who came home with three new cookbooks. Gosh, I love the library. It is one of my favorite places! 


Happy Knitting! xo. 

6 comments:

  1. The cat is so cute. I am knitting up on of Linda's patterns for Valentine's Day too...the whale.

    Your shawl yarn looks gorgeous. I was never a shawl girl until I knit myself one last year and now I wear it all the time. Enjoy!

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  2. Adorable little knitted cat! I love knitting little animals and toys. They're usually quick to knit and so sweet! I'm also a big fan of Pema Chödrön's writing. She's funny and tender-hearted and inspiring all at once.-- Kathy at http://www.needleandspade.com

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  3. Oh such a sweet kitty! And the shawl yarn is absolutely lovely!

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  4. okay I need to find all three books! you are so right, you can never go wrong with Mother Theresa, she was very inspiring.

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  5. your cat turned out beautifully! it is so cute. :)

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  6. I have been way too busy lately, because I haven't had time to bake bread and I LOVE homemade bread. Maybe I can fit it around my Tuesday schedule! I look for cookbooks at my Library and then if I can't bear to give them back, I look for them online. Nice little kitty. Saw the kitty pattern, but wasn't sure if I wanted to try it, but I'm thinking more YES now.

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