Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Wednesdays over at the Small Things blog is Yarn Along day, where knitters and crocheters share what bit of needle goodness they're working on and what they're reading.  Well, as a confirmed bibliophile I've been lurking and checking out others' links for a while now.  I decided to go ahead and jump in myself, so people who hate knitting and/or books can feel free to stop reading now and find a fun online game instead.  (May I suggest Words With Friends on Facebook, to which I am currently addicted?)

Anyone who saw my blog yesterday will know that my current project is hats, hats, and more hats.  Today I finished up a pink one with a pattern done in small bits of leftover Roving Acres yarn.  I couldn't bring myself to just toss the remains of my favorite yarn, even though I only had three small balls of it left.  (Think slightly bigger than a golf ball.)  Turns out it was just enough to use for the contrast on the pink hat.  I'm already casting on for another pink hat, which will be #8.  (I'm hoping to get an even dozen by the time I have to ship them out next week.)  The pattern comes from the Knitting Workshop companion book by Elizabeth Zimmermann, with the color blocking pattern coming from her The Opinionated Knitter.

On the reading front, I'm this close to being done with The Wilder Life:  My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie.  It's the perfect read for anyone Laura Ingalls Wilder-obsessed.  (I was thrilled to read this and find out I'm not the only one.)  I'm now driving myself insane wanting to visit the Laura home sites.  Since all of them are a minimum of a nine hour drive from my Ohio home (and most much longer), my only hope may be the Laura and Almanzo home in Springfield, Missouri.  Sounds like they've got the best stuff anyway, like Pa's fiddle and Laura's lap desk and the little china box she got for Christmas as a child...  I salivate just thinking of it...

Feel free to join the Yarn Along with Ginny here.


So Mad I Could Knit

I Heart Roving Acres Yarn


quilt32 said...

I love that hat with the Roving Acres yarn.

angelina said...

mom is right ! the hat is gorgeous !! well done..

Jenny {Heavenly Blossoms} said...

That hat is looking really good!! Great work!