Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yarn Along: Wednesday 14th September

On Wednesdays, Ginny over at Small things, likes to host a yarn along.  She says:
"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~"

I finally finished my socks- which I might well get use out of soon, since a cold front is heading our way!
And my parents sent this lovely book all the way from England.  It is all about vintage themed tea parties!!
Oh- all of that is on our brand new (old) kitchen table, and sitting on the placemat I made.  It is a double sided placemat, so I can flip it over for a different look!  And the paper is a cute note I found upstairs, written by my 7 year old daughter- "He is sdoopid" (he is stupid) :)

For more yarn alongs, go see Ginny!

UPDATED to add the link to the (free) pattern for the socks:


  1. Lovely socks! The book looks interesting. It is getting chilly here too.

  2. Wowee! Those socks are exquisite. I love the color and the pattern. You have a beautiful blog, by the way.

    Love the little note you found.

    Thanks for the color knitting advice...I'm definitely going to use it.

  3. Hmmmmm the socks look FUN! I am thinking you used leftovers on them. (slapping my forehead wondering why I never thought of that!) I love your drawings too!!! Thank you for the comment on my post. The main problem is that I review books for several companies so I have to read them in paperback format. I second your thought about reading so fast that it gets annoying undoing things to turn pages. I will look for the book pillow you suggested tho.

  4. The socks were a free pattern- from here.

    I will update the post with that LOL
    And the book pillows can be found here:
    Well that is the one I saw I really wanted ;)

  5. Oh and the yarn came that way- it was a serenity yarn- but I can certainly see making socks out of oddments :)

  6. Those socks look nice and warm...cold front coming here to Ohio, too. We're homeschooling, too. My girls are 8 and 10.

  7. your socks are truly gorgeous, lovely pattern and beautiful knitting!
    i love little notes like those, i've saved all the ones my children wrote!

  8. Oooo! Love the colorway of those socks.

  9. Those are beautiful socks. I love the yarn you used. And there must be a great story behind the note. I've found several like that written by my youngest. :o)

    Peace and Laughter!

  10. Thank you all :) The colourway of the socks was what drew me to the yarn- I bought it before I even chose the sock pattern. I even have a favourite of the two socks- that would be the one with more red. Just because I love red LOL
    The note does not seem to have much of a story beyond DD complaining about her older brother (he is the 'sdoopid' apparently). It is precious to me because it is the first note (beyond all the little love notes) she has written with creative spelling :)

  11. Love the socks. I look forward to knitting again when the little one allows. And lmao at the note!

  12. What lovely socks! I found you via the yarn-along. So many wonderful knitters out there. Thank you for the link for the socks. And that book sounds like a gem! I'm assuming you'll have some of your own tea parties?

  13. Thank you KathyJo (I actually managed to knit while nursing at one point. I think it was sheer frustration at having to sit and nurse so often LOL)

    Thank you Ellen- I don't get to have them often, but I would love to :) The book is awesome- it has some great recipes and is such a quirky book I can't help loving it :)
    You're welcome for the link ;)


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