Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yarn Along and a visitor

For this week's Yarn Along, I actually have several works-in-progress.  My box of yarn for Christmas present knitting arrived recently and I've started on a couple of those works.  I also just began this white shrug for a friend who needed one for her little girl. I recently finished reading Wonder aloud to Elizabeth and Finn.  Paulie's finished it and Philip is reading it now.  We all agree it's one of our favorite middle grade reads that we've read in a while. I hope all of my kids will benefit from reading this exploration of humanity, courage, and kindness.

Other works-in-progress: a sport weight version of Mr. Pitt's socks, which I plan to make notes about on Ravelry, and a balaclava for Philip (he picked out the bright green yarn which will certainly make him...ahem, noticeable, if not frog-like)

As I was trying to take photos for Yarn Along this morning, our resident cat jumped up for some petting action.  We didn't actually *get* a cat, but this one has apparently adopted us.  For several days now, it has been showing up around 8 am and staying until after 9 pm. The kids go out on the deck and pet it occasionally and ask if we can keep it. I assume it's not lost since it does disappear for the evening although it tries to come into our house anytime we open the door. He/she is quite cute!


  1. Oh my the kitty is PRECIOUS! I think it needs a forever home... ahem.

  2. I might check out Wonder at the Library, we are always looking for a new book to read. Love the green...Knitters need color.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie, The Handmade Homemaker

  3. I love that you are working on Christmas presents! What a cute kitty. I think it's yours now!

  4. I am working on Christmas presents too! (15 nieces and nephews...!) very lovely knits! love the greens!

  5. You always have great knitting projects going on! We actually got a kitten this week :) Yours is adorable even if you didn't choose to adopt her!

  6. Thank you for sharing about that book - always looking for suggestions for this age group.
    Thinking of you,

  7. That green certainly is bright :)
    Have a wonderful week.

  8. What a pretty kitty. We had a calico adopt us for about a month. We fed it (she was soooo scrawny at first) and then one day she had left. Sounds like another good book to add to my read someday list. And the knitting all looks lovely! Happy knitting!


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