Yarn Along

Thank you for all the good wishes last week – I’m feeling much better.  I took a few days off and have been more careful about my posture.  And I got the wee hat finished.  And one wee bootie.  (Because budget is always a concern) I had only bought the dpns for the hat (since I would need them to finish it anyway) but if I am to make another wee hat (which seems like a possibility, someday at least) I’ll step up and get a circular to be more comfortable.  It should also help me keep my knitting a little tidier – all those spots where I switched needles tend to be a little wonky looking.  Now to knit the second bootie and then on to ?  My scarf?  Another baby knit?  I don’t think I’ll recast on my February Lady Sweater just yet, since distractability will be high for the next little while.  But it’s calling to me. 

In my reading I managed to knock out two books this week as well.  I had looked over my list of finished books for the year and found I didn’t finish a single book in June!  It was somewhat shocking.  So I picked up an Elm Creek Quilts novel at the library and finished that in about 35 hours.  I always really enjoy those.  And I finished Style, Sex, and Substance the other night.  Definitely an entertaining read.  And the questions for reflection at the end of each chapter helped me slow down and at least consider how it all applies to my life, rather than just cruising into the next topic.  The next book in line to be finished is the Tomie dePaola bio.  We love us some Tomie around here.  I’m especially fond of his religious books and folktale retellings but Bigger has also really taken to Strega Nona these days.  I’m enjoying getting to know Tomie (because he’s one of those authors you feel like you can be on a first first name basis with) and the development of his work. 

And now I’m off to link up at small things 🙂 
Depending on what happens between now and then I might schedule a YA post for next week but perhaps not – the wee one is officially scheduled to be evicted next Wednesday morning!  Maybe I’ll take the netbook and Yarn Along from labor and delivery.  Hey, I’ll have to do something to pass the time 😉 

Oh, and Karen Edmisten (one of the contributors) is hosting a giveaway of Style, Sex, and Substance right now.  Check it out here.


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

  1. Joanne says:

    You are amazing! I certainly never get as much done (knitting, reading) and I don't have any little ones. Can't believe you only have one week left. Looking forward to “meeting” Littlest! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cute little booties you have knitted. They have such an “awwww” factor! I start so many things but rarely finish. Must be adult ADD….I am working on at least 5 quilts right now (simultaneously), not to mention the half dozen or more that are tops that have never been quilted. One is even sandwiched and pinned.

    I love Tomie dePaola as well. I met him in person at Hartwick College in the 90s. He was the keynote speaker at a reading conference I attended. You can recognize him in the illustrations in most of his books. Wonderful author and illustrator. I had many of his books when I was teaching. I may have given some of them to you but don't know for sure.

    Best wishes during the next week or so…


  2. swanski says:

    Oh my, a baby will be here next week 🙂 That is so exciting! I bet your back will feel loads better without a baby inside you. Take care and keep us updated. Good luck!

  3. Jen says:

    The hat & bootie are so cute! I'll be thinking of you as you wait for the little one!!!

  4. Tracey says:

    I am a huge Tomie dePaola fan, but somehow have missed this book, that will be fixed today when I call the bookstore!
    How exciting about the baby. We will be thinking of you and hope to see photos soon. Take care of yourself.

  5. Erin says:

    Love the hat and bootie! They are so cute. Praying all goes well with the arrival of the sweet little one.

  6. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your little one is almost here–yeah!!! I am so excited for you. Oh how I wish I lived nearer so I could help out. Our boys would get along famously. Do you need more DPN's? I have some here I could send along. That hat is adorable and your booites is darling. Enjoy your day and happy knititng. HEY–and put your feet up!

  7. I vote for mindless knitting while you wait for the newest member of your family to arrive.

  8. I'm glad you are feeling better! I can't wait to meet the wee one! Good luck in Labour and Delivery!

  9. I enjoyed reading Style, Sex and Substance also! Very fun and light-hearted 🙂
    your baby knits are adorable!

  10. The hat and booties are very sweet. How exciting about your baby who is nearly here. Hope everything goes well. Jacinta

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