Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yarn Along: February 2nd edition

What's on my needles:  still haven't gotten the long circs for the cashmere vest design, so I'm continuing to plug away at my "Victoria's Tee"... it's slow going only because I great hair-brained ideas and drop this and whip up something else (this weekend, it was the nested Easter baskets for my handcrafts column in mater-et-magistra!).  But I'm loving the way the fabric feels and I think it will be quite a nice design ... though I'm still chomping at the bit to get cracking on the cashmere!

On my book table:  LOVING Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life by Nick Vujicic.  This is a GREAT book.  Here's a guy born without arms or legs who loves God and life and wants us all to love God and life, too.  It's an amazing read.

Read-aloud:  We started The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristin Kladstrup ... an odd but engaging book.  It's fitting in nicely with my wanting to get the kids writing more so that is all to the good.  As I mentioned ... a bit odd but we're enjoying it!

Head on over to Ginny's, where she has a linky-list of others who are also enjoying these yarn-alongs.



  1. the knitting is lovely and the book suggestions are awesome - thank you!

  2. I cannot wait to hear if the writing book is any good. I am looking for some help in this area for my girls.

  3. @Kathryn ... thanks!

    @Molly ... we're using "Unjournaling" by Dawn DiPrince for daily writing practice. The ideas are silly (describe a cat attacking something without using "hiss", "scratch" or "pounce"). I like it cuz it's not personal, introspective or too deep. Just fun.

  4. Lovely knitting. I want to read the book about the armless, legless man... how inspiring!

  5. I dropped my preferred projects to whip up a little hat this week too. Now that it's done I'm itching to get back at my wrap and the tiny sweater!

  6. Can't wait to see the cashmere vest design! Your current project looks beautiful and Life Without Limits sounds like a good read :)

  7. Your "Victoria's Tee" looks beautiful. And I know what you mean about working on some quic projects durring a big one.

    Blessings, Elizabeth