Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yarn Along....

Yarn along this week with Ginny from Small Things...
Amidst playschool, new job, having a dreadful cold...I've managed to get some knitting in; feeling great about it all the while. I look forward to it every night; once work emails are answered, floors swept, house tidied...

I'm almost done with The Plain Vest for W...an easy knit using Trabajos del Peru, an extra fine merino wool. I found it at our local knitting store for $9.99 per hank. That's 75% off of the regular price! (can you imagine??)

I also finished up a short sleeved kimono style sweater for W. This was an easy pattern, but the sleeves look kind of odd to me. But, it's warm and that's all that matters during these upcoming cold months! This is the time of year when I really start to get conscious (militant?) of W's warmth. We are now in woolens every day; both leggings and undershirts. I finally got a wool camisole for myself and it *does* make a difference!

W is now wearing his birthday sweater on chillier days..this was my first attempt at a sweater and I'm happy with the outcome.

As far as reading, I haven't been doing much. My application to Sunbridge was sent to me this past week and I've been busy writing away. I'm working on my biographical sketch which is looking like it may be about 8 pages long. Thus far, it's been an incredible experience looking back on my life and involvement with children. I'm realizing many things over again as I write, which I think is kind of the idea. The application should be completed by the beginning of November. Then, I sit and wait. :)

What the heck are those?
Well, they were my first attempt at wet felted slippers.
They're not so beautiful, but they were great practice.
I think my technique and outcome have both improved since this photo.  I will have more finished project photos to post soon:)
'Tis the season for warm feet:)


  1. wonderful knits and adorable buttons! now where would i start on making felted slippers? i would love to make some but no idea how.... and how do you make them the right size and 2 the same size lol!

  2. your sweaters are so sweet! I've started knitting sweaters and other wearables for my W this year too. He loves his mama knit things.

    Your application biography sounds a lot like my first assignment for my foundation studies course. I'm finding it pretty challenging to go back and look over my life in this way, but it's also making me stretch and grow so much!

    Can't wait to see more o your slippers and hear about your technique. I've been intrigued by the idea of felted slippers like these for a while but have yet to attempt them.

    Thanks my friend for sharing all this loveliness!xx

  3. Seeing your knits makes me wish we lived somewhere with four proper seasons...so snuggley and warm! Best wishes on your application too! I can't imagine why they would not select you, you seem like you do a wonderful job with children, a huge part being inner work which it looks like you are not only willing to do, but have embraced wholeheartedly. I hope you realize how much of an inspiration you are! Thank you for that!

  4. Can I come over so you can teach me how to knit adorable little vests and sweaters with super cute buttons?!
    ~ joey ~

  5. Popping in to visit. Look like your needles have been busy! The sweater buttons are adorable!
    Um, your first felted slippers look better than mine did! ha!

  6. I love warm feet season! Those booties look like a lot of fun to create, and I'm looking forward to seeing more. Many blessings to you this week!

  7. Love those little sheep buttons! So sweet on the sweater.

  8. you create beautiful things! and, congrats on your job. i so appreciate how you have shared your faith with us a bit. as a fellow believer, it's wonderful to be reading along knowing your spiritual journey behind the posts.

  9. I love you sweaters. I am going to try that Kimono baby knit soon. I am sorry about posting anonymous..I can't log in today for whatever reason.

  10. way to go! lovin those knits...

  11. How beautiful knits!
    And the buttons are very cute
    Greetings from Chile


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