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. 


  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!

  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

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

  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.

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

  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.