WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

Yesterday a friend and I went off to Colourspun Yarns to buy some yarn, oh my, the colours were so beautiful, it was hard to choose. I chose all Aran weight yarns for hat knitting for my children because it’s cooling down here quite considerably these days.

I have started knitting a hat for Caiden, he is so excited that I’m knitting his hat first, the pattern is called The Boy Hat Pattern, a free pattern on Ravelry. I also bought quite a few skeins of undyed yarn to dye up and knit The Tea Leaves Cardigan, such a beautiful cardi.

Almost finished the Harris shrug, just the rib to go.

I am reading the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Farm Anatomy, I am enjoying both of these books tremendously!

I am so very grateful for this day, yesterday, while returning from our wool excursion, our car was almost hit by a speeding truck, he was travelling extremely fast and almost hit us, he missed us by seconds, it was awful, horrid and left me with a migraine for the rest of the day and night. Today I feel better, this experience has helped me to remember and realise just how precious life and each day is…

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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27 Responses to WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

  1. Tracey March 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Linda the yarns are beautiful!
    Thanks for the book recommendation. I think Farm Anatomy is a book that would be well loved here.
    How scary about the truck and I am so glad nothing too terrible happened! It can be so scary just traveling down the road, one never knows!
    Happy yarn along!

  2. karen ( bits and bobs zone ) March 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Lush colours !!

  3. Erin March 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Gorgeous colorways! Those are going to become beautiful hats. 🙂

  4. Andria March 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    So glad you are OK! That is some gorgeous yarn, and your Harris shrug is lovely.

  5. sarah in the woods March 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Love the colors. Those are going to make some lovely hats!

  6. Rachel Proffitt March 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    How scary for you! I can see why you’d have a migraine after that!
    Also this yarn is luscious!

  7. Heather aka Proud Mama March 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    What gorgeous yarn. I truly love the look of new yarn. So pretty. Hats are perfect and so quick. Glad you have an eager recipient!

    So very terrifying about the truck. Hugs around to you all. It sure does make you refocus.

  8. Crunchy Momma March 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Beautiful yarns. I love all your projects this week. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Dana Craft March 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    i’m glad, you didn’t get hurt, linda – there must have been some weird constellation in heaven yesterday: a holiday caravan filled with belgian school children hit the wall in a tunnel in switzerland last night, 28 people died, amongst them 22 kids dead, a good few injured – horrible!!!!
    so it’s much better to be able to knit (and be grateful) still ☺ take care, dana

  10. del March 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Sorry to hear about your near accident but glad you’re all right! Life is definitely precious, but some people seem content to rush right through it.

    Your yarns are gorgeous!

  11. All things in His Hands. March 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    So sorry about the frightful speeding truck! Hoping you will feel better soon.
    Such lovely yarns. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Ellen March 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    So glad that God spared you the accident and kept you safe.

    Such lovely yarns!

  13. Mia Foley March 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Hey Linda glad you’re safe and sound. Love your yarns and can’t wait to see your beautiful tea leaves cardi x

  14. no spring chicken March 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Praise God for His mercy! I’m so glad that you are all right… Those yarns are just beautiful. What fun, it’s been quite some time since I was in a yarn shop. I have to travel a bit to get to one. The internet is a wonderful resource but nothing beats holding yarn in your hands and making decisions about how to use it.

    Blessings, Debbie

  15. Sue - Granny's World March 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    you should go back and buy more yarn to get over the shock. Glad you are safe though, that yarn is beautiful

  16. Natalie March 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Oh Linda, glad you are all ok. Already forgetting how the people drive in lovely S.A. I can well imagine you would have had a migraine, glad that everything went well though.

    Love the wool


  17. EMMA March 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    What beautiful colour yarn, I especially like the green.

  18. Dustin - Armadillo Dreams March 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Lovely yarn colors! Glad to hear you didn’t get hit, that could have been really bad!

  19. Stephanie @ SKWestDesigns March 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    I love the colors of the yarns. We really do need to remember to live each day to it’s fullest. Glad to hear you didn’t get hit. Love your cardi project.

  20. karen March 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    looks like there will be warm and stylish heads at your place this winter:) the pattern in that black yarn looks great

  21. Swanski March 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    I am so glad you are safe, sounds like a scary near miss. I hope tonight you sit and relax and knit yourself into a calming state 🙂 Love your yarn purchases!!

  22. Kim Corrigan-Oliver March 15, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    So glad you are safe, and didn’t get hit.

    Love the colours of your yarns, just beautiful.

  23. Gracey is not my name.... March 15, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Love the yarn! I’m a sucka for yarn! And thanks for the boy hat pattern…looks like I might be able to make that!

  24. Lori ann March 15, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    oh linda, i’m so glad too, how upsetting. i’m sorry your day went from so happy, buying yarn, to so scary. yes, life is precious. i hope you enjoy all your beautiful new wool, and your very precious family. sending hugs and love,
    xxx lori

  25. suzanne March 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Oh goodness Linds so glad you are ok…who was driving!!!????

    Love to you
    Suez the wooz

  26. Stacy March 16, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    How scary that you were almost hit. Sorry to hear about your migraine– I get those, too, and know how painful they are. The colors of all of that yarn are so beautiful! Yum, yum, yummy.

  27. K March 16, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I am grateful the truck wasn’t in the same space you were, at the same time. I don’t want to lose you. Any of you.

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