Wednesday, January 27, 2016

yarn along

This week has found me knitting with some very vibrantly colored yarn to brighten up these dreary, cold days. Simple knitting too. The kind I can do at my desk while I wait for little people to hand in their schoolwork to be checked.

I finished the book I was reading and I am not quite ready to start something new, so I will share what I am reading out loud to the kids. We got this book at the used bookstore on base, which gives a 50% discount to homeschool families on all children's books! My last trip, I paid around $17 for at least a dozen books.

The sweater for Therese is progressing slower than molasses in January. It takes concentration, people, and I just don't have the brain power for that most days.

I threw some crochet thread into my Knitpicks cart to get the free shipping on my last order. I have been tossing around the idea to make a table runner out of these squares. Of course, I only have one completed. I tried to join the second one to the first as you crochet the last round, but it proved to be too challenging for me to grasp.

Joining Ginny.


  1. The Golden Goblet is one of our all-time favorite books! In fact, I sold it with a bunch of other books and the kids made me call and buy it back. Thankfully the nice lady just gave it back and didn't make me pay for it. ;) Hope you all love it just as much! That Ibni....he's so sleazy....

    Therese's sweater is stunning. Absolutely beautiful.
    Miss you, friend!

  2. Your knitting looks great. Keep it up on Therese's sweater -- it's worth it. I know what you mean about brain power. I had to be alone in a quiet room for the last part of the lace on my last project.

    I love the idea of the crochet flower runner. Maybe they could be hand-stitched after they are all made? I remember my grandma telling me about a huge tablecloth she hand crocheted. It flipped up at the edges when she was finished (probably didn't block it) and she chucked the whole thing. I could have cried!

  3. A table runner made of those beautiful squares would be lovely.