Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Yarn Along, a new grandson,and projects galore

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?

If you haven't read here by now, my grandson, Luke Alexander, arrived Saturday on his own without the need for an induction.  Contractions began on the way to the hospital for said procedure!  I am still amazed that my daughter delivered a 9lb. 8oz baby without one single push!

There is a striking resemblance to his oldest sister.  Sweet. And of course you will notice he is wrapped in his Babar blanket and below in a precious hat his mommy knit.

Another look at the V Junkie socks.  The mornings are cool now, but not quite cool enough to have these on all day. I do love the finished product.  Mad Tosh yarn is always a joy to have slide through the fingers!

I am working on a variety of little projects.  A baby shower this weekend will yield this little hat for an October baby.

\In order to get the true orange I had to use an acrylic based yarn and I hated the feel.  The finished project is really cute, but I have 2 more I want to make, so I am turning to a darker orange and green from my stash.  Vintage will be used for the others.

A variety of small projects have popped up that need to be completed before Christmas.  Not really Christmas knitting, just some needs that I want to accomplish for some special people.

This is the collection of yarns I am considering.  A scarf, 2 hats, and a fair isle headband will come from this.  Not all the patterns have been chosen.  Do you see that light brown in the center?  Mink!  Yes mink.  It will be paired with the skein to its right for a scarf.

This is last fall's Interweave issue.  I am going to have an opportunity to take a class on this sweater.  My LYS is bringing in a well known teacher.  She has redesigned the technique in knitting this from pieces to in the round.  I am very excited, also because I found the yarn on 50% off!

The true color is a mint green.  This is Leche.  I was still in need of 4 skeins to have the quantity and was able to find them on Ravelry in a destash forum!  Yea me!

I am still reading Bonheoffer and will be for a while although the book of Matthew has taken precedence due to my bible study class beginning again.

As usual, a big shout out to Ginny for sponsoring the link up!  Can't wait to see all the knitting and reading.


  1. Congrats to you and your daughter! What a beautiful baby. :) And what a lovely collection of projects and wool! Have fun with it all! :)

  2. Congrats! Such a sweet baby <3

    I love the blanket and the little cap. I knit one of those pumpkin hats last week and used acrylic as well. Yuck... But I guess it's probably the best choice so it can be easily washed.

  3. What an exciting time for your family!

    The socks are very cool!

  4. Congratulations to your whole family on this newest member! I love that Babar blanket - looks quite unusual in the ravelry photo.

  5. Oh my goodness, what a darling baby! (And I am pretty impressed with your daughter, too--9lbs8oz is nothing to sneeze at! My friend just had a 9lb13oz baby ... amazing!!) I just love seeing babies swaddled in handknits. :) Your socks are lovely also!

  6. He's a bit of squishy deliciousness! I had a 9lb9oz baby and in the end had to have a c-section so well done to your daughter! Love the knits too :)