Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Words and Wool

I finished Laura's Tiny Tea Leaves Cardi this week! It's a "little" big but the only choices were size 2 and size 4 and so I opted for the larger figuring she could wear it longer. It may be that she doesn't even wear it much until spring now! I still have to tuck in the ends and find some nice pale pink buttons. However, I am happy with it and it knitted up very fast. I've already begun on a second one........



Christina released a new pattern this week!!!! It is the Holly and Ivy Shawlette -- isn't it beautiful!!!!! It's perfect for Christmas! You can find all the details on Ravelry. 

Also, Christina is experiencing technical difficulties with her website just now and so is blogging in the mean time back at A Knitter's Life



My Knitting Club girls have been hard at work! Check out the wrist warmers they showed up with last week!


And one of the girls crocheted this cute little dog!!!


Laura sat in on the club last week. She loves to think she can knit. Give her a few stitches and she makes valiant attempts to keep going!!!


 As for reading........


Coot Club by Arthur Ransome was finished this week. We are addicted to the Swallows and Amazons series and this was the latest installment. More sailing, more kid-sized adventures and the added interest of lots of different kinds of birds talked about. The next book in the series (Pigeon Post) can not be obtained from the library in audio form so I'm going to have to resort to reading aloud again.

  Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations -- I pulled this book out to bone up on ideas for Christmas. It is one of my favorite craft books.

This Is Edinburgh by Miroslav Sasek is a book I have not seen before but love, love, love!!! It is reprinted from many years ago and I love the illustrations and the comprehensive coverage of so many of Edinburgh's important sites. I hope to add this to our home library some day.

I'm also trying to find a few audio books to order from the library for our car trip next month. For some reason, I can't think of anything that might be on an audio book. Can anyone suggest a good "listen-a-loud" book for us?

You can find more ideas on knitting and reading over at Ginny's Yarn Along.

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6 comments:

...they call me mommy... said...

We love all of Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's dramatized audio stories...Little Women was our recent favorite. However, our favorite of all time is their Chronicles of Narnia productions...my daughter says, "The Silver Chair" and I say "The Magician's Nephew" as I love the part where you find out how the wardrobe came to be in The Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe... :)

As always, your knitting amazes me! I love it!

...they call me mommy... said...

Btw, you might be able to get these through you library! :)

...they call me mommy... said...

Oh and I can't wait to read the Ransome books with my kiddos...so many books, so little time!

bookworm-Mary said...

Your little one looks adorable in her new sweater! Such a cute pattern!

jemilyea said...

I agree with the first poster; the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre versions are really good. I also enjoyed the audio versions of the Little House books. Have you read any Hank the Cowdog books? The author narrates the audio versions. (Hank uses gee/gosh and the like more than I really like hearing, though.)

Reneelynn said...

You did a great job on the sweater! Don't worry sooner or later she will wear it ;) It's always a guess it seems when knitting.....