Ahem, still working on Elizabeth's birthday socks for the Yarn Along this week. Only another 3 days until her birthday, so I'm getting close on time, but since I'm nearly ready to begin the toe of the 2nd sock, I'm not too worried.
For my reading this week, I just started Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto. Eileen, of Little Acorn Learning, Valarie, of Jump Into A Book, and I were talking over the weekend about reading this book, and quickly our plan turned into a Virtual Book Club on Facebook. We are still welcoming new members before our first book discussion on 2/4 so please join us if you are so inclined. The book club button on the sidebar of my blog will remain if anyone would like to join for a later book.
I took a brief break from sock knitting over the weekend to make this cute rainbow cowl from Rhythm of Family. I have to say that even though I added a few stitches and used the right sized needles and yarn, it still turned out relatively small on Elizabeth (and she has the smallest head in the family!)
The cowl also rolls really badly making it impossible to see the rainbow, but I suppose it adds a bit of neck warmth. It was a quick knit from leftover yarn so it was hard to be too disappointed.
What are you working on right now?
I love your socks and cowl! The colors you used can't help but put a smile on your face, they are such happy colors!ReplyDelete
Happy Yarn Along!
That yarn is beautiful! I need to make myself some socks! Everyone seems to be knitting socks recently, and I need to figure out a way to make myself some!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects! I like the rainbow cowl, the colours are so vibrant. The socks look lovely and long.ReplyDelete
Oh you make such lovely socks! Love the cowl also, had the same idea to make one for my son but haven't found the rainbow yarn yet.ReplyDelete
Great knitting, love your socks. I have just bought some green yarn for my next socks.ReplyDelete
Oh but look how she is beaming in her new cowl! Love the socks - I'm sure you'll finish in time for the birthday. The books sounds interesting - I put it on hold at my library.ReplyDelete
Looks very cute. I wonder if my girls would like cowls....ReplyDelete
Those birthday socks are coming along nicely. Love that cowl and it looks like she did, too. :-)ReplyDelete
I do so enjoy that rainbow cowl. I think it is so darling and really helps brighten the winter months. Congrats in getting those socks almost done; they look lovely.ReplyDelete
Loving the rainbow cowl! I think cowls are so much more practical for the under-12 set. The agita I get trying to keep a scarf on my kiddos is more than I like to have in the mornings.ReplyDelete
We must have shopped at the time at KP. I just knit my daughter a vest out of Chroma(lollipop colorway) and I am going to be knitting a pair of socks out of the same Felici colorway. A few rows of gater at the edges should keep the cowl from rolling. Too bad about the sizing.ReplyDelete
I also love the rainbow cowl - what beautiful colors - that books sounds great - I will see if our library has it today.ReplyDelete
Warm wishes, Tonya
I have to say, every time I see your header, it makes me smile. I just love that row of socks (and the ones you are working on look fantastic too)ReplyDelete
I love the rainbow cowl! It looks so vibrant especially during this drab day (here in pa)!!ReplyDelete
the cowl is lovely, but then i just love rainbows so much. and i have to say i adore all the socks in your header. beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love that cowl - and the rainbow yarn is lovely! I made a pair of them (in not-rainbow yarn) for my two for Christmas, and I made hats to match. Easiest & most useful thing I've ever made… xoReplyDelete
I love the ease of cowls, but I always get the sizing way off, and it ends up nothing like the size in the pattern! Yours look gorgeous, lovely coloursReplyDelete
Elizabeth looks like she really loves her new rainbow cowl. I'm on a cowl obsession right now myself!!!! Can't seem to get enough of them, especially since they are so versatile. Joining you today on a Yarn Along.....ReplyDelete
I know I say this every week but I am LOVING the yarn you are using! So bright & cheery. I think I may have to just get myself some :-) The cowl came out so pretty. I've been thinking of knitting up the same pattern as well. I hope everyone is feeling better!ReplyDelete
I can't resist colourful yarn. So much fun to knit with. The cowl looks gorgeous. Your banner is inspiring to get some of my homemade socks on feet and take a photo.ReplyDelete
Those socks are so beautiful. I'll have to check out that book! Hopefully in time to join the club.ReplyDelete