Yarn Along.......

9:10 AM



It's been a week of catching up and getting back in the swing of the schedule.  It's the time of year when we sit on the couch taking turns reading and I get to knit away or spin.

I had so many people asking me at the fiber retreat this past weekend, blogged here, how I find the time to knit and spin. All they could think of was with 8 children how do I have time to do anything? I get asked that a lot. I have always-made time for crafting and I try to include the kids in the process. Before knitting it was scrapboking and I believe it is such good therapy to have a creative outlet especially as a Mom! Including the kids just gives me an excuse to sit down and do what I love more! My oldest knits and spins better then me and I have a couple boys that knit hats and cowls to keep them warm during hunting season. Right now I am teaching a couple to drop spindle. And the three year old loves to treadle my wheel and play with her basket of fiber. I want my kids to love hand crafts like I do and giving them lots of time to practice is a good way to do that. As homeschoolers we can read and knit or do math while Mom spins. I can be there when they need me but also be enjoying my knitting at the same time!




So this week I picked up my Cozy Me Cardigan again and began fighting my way through the lace decreases. I have one side almost done. I say fight because the pattern does not have the decreases written into it and you must read your knitting every row. So I must be able to give my full attention to my knitting and nothing else. I am really liking how it is turning out and I am hoping to have this done for "Rhinebeck"!


 I also finally blocked my Penny Infinity Scarf  and can not wait to wear it! I am still listening to the second Outlander Book. I am about half way through and still really enjoying it. Joining Ginny for the weekly yarn along.......

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13 comments

  1. The scarf is beautiful, both the colour of the yarn and the pattern.

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  2. Wow! Beautiful knits, both of them! Wishing you success with those decreases. :)

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  3. The cardi- does look so cozy- what a pretty pattern.
    The scarf...swoon.

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  4. The scarf looks beautiful!! What a great yarn choice. When my daughter was little I always involved her in my spinning and knitting. I think it's great for kids - and easier to fit it in the day :-)

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  5. Beautiful knitting! I enjoy including my children in crafting, too... it is fun for all of us that way!

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  6. Have fun at Rhinebeck!

    I, unfortunately, will not be able to go this year. :-(

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  7. Both of your knits there are lovely, but I especially like the infinity scarf. Good job!

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  8. I also like to include my children in reading and crafting. I have three who knit, and at least one who wants to learn.

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  9. Oh the thinking kind of knitting, I love when the designer does the math!! When my kids were little people would ask how I knit so much, I think if you want to do something then you prioritize it! Including them helps as well. Lovely knitting and happy thinking in the days ahead:)

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  10. Both projects look beautiful. I love your Penny Infinity Scarf!!!

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  11. oh wow, love your Penny infinity scarf! You did such a lovely job and it looks so pretty. 5706

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  12. That infinity scarf is beautiful - I love that your boys are able to knit. My son is already showing an interest - and I think I will teach him when the time comes.

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  13. Beautiful patterns - both of them. The scarf is so pretty!

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