Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A yarn along!

Wow. It's been ... a long time.

Well. I have been knitting quite a lot these days. Mostly hats. (And painting. But that is for another post.)

Seedling and Lucy

Not pictured: a purple beret (this pattern) I already mailed off to a cousin, and a brown cloche-style hat (this pattern) for her sister who entered a Carmelite monastery last month and need "a brown woolen hat."

And I finished Michael's leaf blanket. I need to take proper pictures, but here is a quick shot of it in its natural habitat.

I went on the Steel Valley Yarn Crawl and managed to make it to all eleven shops (!!!), which is where I picked up yarn for the hats and a future shawl.

And now I have settled down to a Christmas stocking. I forgot what slow knitting this is--a huge sock with not-so-huge yarn. And I've made a mistake. I forgot to continue the pattern on the sole while doing the gusset increases ... I still haven't decided what to do about it. I tried knitting back on just those stitches, but discovered it to be well nigh impossible when dealing with the strands at the back. So it's either pull out five whole rows, or just move forward with a new "design element."

This is the first book I've read by Chaim Potok, at the recommendation of my *other* cousin (brother to the two mentioned above). I am really enjoying it. And in fact, it is making me think about visual art in a way that I love. A way that excites me rather than exhausting me. ;) (I asked my cousin if this was a read that required one to think. He responded with praise for the book. I don't think he understood the question, not being a mom of three whose brain space is limited. ;) )

Linking up with Ginny.


  1. What a great haul of yarn! I've never heard of a "yarn crawl"...what a fantastic idea!

    Stopping by from the Yarn Along. :)

  2. nice to see you here!!! that leaf blanket is so so so lovely!!! and those hats!!! love it.... when you have young kids, brain space is limited indeed! a season only! I have not read C. P. in years... maybe I should again! much love to you! we are praying for you!

  3. what a nice collection you adopted!! your blanket is gorgeous and wonderful and I know he loves it so. Hats are good, quick and easy :)

  4. Mmm look at all that lovely yarn! Love your hats.

  5. Rosemary! I wish Joseph hadn't recommended that particular book by Potok as the first one you're to read by him. Honestly, before reading his other stuff, I think "The Chosen" is the best way to be introduced to this author.

    And did you get my card? I only ask because I don't want to comment here and seem to be ignoring the incredible gift of that simply amazing hat. :)

  6. What a beautiful sock! And hats!!! You are a talented knitter.