Yarn Along

I’ll start with the fact that I’m still working on Dad’s scarf, I’m just tired of seeing it in my pictures.  But I didn’t get anything new on the needles.  So I sewed the seams for my last BSJ, for which I have no buttons.  But that doesn’t really matter – look at it, I’m not really sure it’s big enough to fit a newborn.  I seem to have lost a number of stitches along the back making the shaping a little interesting.  And small.  But it fits one of the boys’ bears so it still has some use in it. 

The bag of yarn is for what should be my next project.  Hopefully I’ll start it this week.  I’ll be making some playfood for the boys for Christmas.  I have colors to make apple, pear, corn, banana, watermelon, maybe even peas.  And by that I also mean I’ve seen patterns online that I think I could handle 😉  We got a great play kitchen on FreeCycle a while back and I want to supply it for the boys.   (No, this isn’t the one Littler had a run in with fall off earlier this week.  That one is thankfully smaller.)  I looked at etsy to get it but $14 for an eggplant?!?  Yikes!  I’ll make what I can myself, thank you. 

I’m still reading Dracula.  The story really pulls you in.  And it’s really beautiful, creepy as that is to say.  I’m hoping to finish it before the weekend – Van Helsing is going to be on TV and I think it will be more interesting after reading the original.  I really enjoyed it when I saw it before but I’m sure I’ll get more out of it now.  Maybe we’ll just tape it to watch at our leisure…  Since I really need to make vests for a couple pint-sized cowboys who want to dress up for Halloween.  🙂  Some days I think I really am delusional. 

Head over to small things and see what else is going on in books and on needles this week.  It’s always a good time.  (And a good distraction.)


About *kate

A mama looking for a little piece of peace in her day.
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12 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Kate, your knitting is lovely. I too am, ahem – a sucker, for Dracula. I love it, so much suspense. I think what I love most about it is the setting, it really feels like you are back in time. Love Katie x

  2. Swanski says:

    Looking forward to your knitted fruit! I am sure your boys will love it in their kitchen 🙂

  3. Kimmy says:

    Ohhh playfood! What a great idea, I will have to look into that, too!
    I have never read Dracula, but your post inspired me to read it!
    Lovely knitting and i like the teddy!!
    Kimmy x

  4. Amy says:

    How fun! I can't wait to see how the fruit turns out!

  5. Erin @ Wild Whispers says:

    I really need to get going on some play food for Kate. But as we don't have a kitchen for her yet, I guess it can wait a big longer!

  6. Ellen says:

    Knitted fruit and veggies will be very nice! Another idea might be to full ('felt') sweaters (from the thrift store) in the washing machine and sew certain fruits and veggies too. Oh, and maybe a basket to hold it all. Sorry about your little one hurting his head. Ouchie for sure.

  7. Joy says:

    I can't wait to see the play food! Sounds fun! 🙂

  8. The year the girls got a play kitchen we also made some of the play food out of felt. I hadn't learned to knit yet. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  9. October Rose says:

    Knitted veggies! So fun! 🙂 And the BSJ is very sweet, even if it turned out small.

    And thanks for the congrats on my blog! ^_^

  10. Wendy says:

    I've been contemplating knitting fruits and veggies for my son, too. Not sure I have the patience, though! Looking forward to seeing how yours turn out!

  11. Jen says:

    Mmmmmm…Van Helsing. Hugh Jackman plays him….hubba, hubba!

  12. Lori ann says:

    what a darling little sweater, i really need to make one of these bsj's. 🙂

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