Yarn Along

Oaklet Shawl 6

I’ve been knitting steadily on the Oaklet Shawl and love how the colours are blending into one another, Daniella’s yarn is so soft and easy to knit with…

Oaklet Shawl 7

I knitted while Jen wrote her first grade 10 test today.  We have never experienced writing tests this way before, downloading them with passwords, having an invigilator sit for 2 hours while the test was written and then loading the paper onto a server for marking within a certain time. It was all a little nerve wrecking but the test reached Brainline in time and Jen is now studying for the next test session tomorrow which is maths. Phew! At least now we know how it all works and tomorrow should be a breeze:)

Needle Book

This was my mom’s first needle book she ever bought. I was searching for a needle the other night to sew on Kye’s cub badges and couldn’t find one anywhere. She mentioned she had some travellling needle kits at her house and would bring me one. I was expecting a very simple little kit but instead, it was treasure!! She gave me this beautiful needle book, oh how I love it! It’s been packed away in a very safe place and when I use it, I will always think of my dear mom.

Needle Book 1

Needle Book 2

There is even a date 1964! Like I said, treasure!

Happy Yarn Along to you.

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24 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Heather March 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    That is definitely a treasure. And what a great reminder of your mom. A keepsake for sure. Glad the testing went well, and the colors in your shawl are so very pretty.

  2. Stephanie K. March 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I inherited my grandmother’s sewing box, and yes, the packaging for needles were works of art! So cool. Needles of course were essential items at one time. Now everyone just buys something new if old things get a tear. Hurrah for those of us who continue to use our hands instead of our wallets when things get worn.

    Your shawl is coming along nicely….love the bits of russet among all those pastels!

    Here’s mine:

  3. Tracey March 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    What a true gift and one I know you will treasure Linda. I have my Granny’s thimble and it is one of my most prized items.

    Your shawl is lovely, it reminds me of Easter with all its pastel colors.

  4. Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball March 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Treasure indeed! Your shawl is coming along beautifully, as quickly as you knit I expect it’ll be done in no time!

  5. Joy March 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    The rainbow shawl is quite lovely. Good luck on the grade 10 tests! The needle books is a treasure. What a keeper!

  6. sustainablemum March 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Love your shawl and the needle case is one to treasure.

  7. Amy Caroline March 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    That needle book is so cool!! A lot of shawls being knit out there today! Everyone must be thinking spring. Yours is lovely!

  8. Beccijo of The Enchanted Cupboard March 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    Oh what wonderful treasure indeed! The shawl is lovely and would be great here as we are having a late winter storm today!
    Beccijo of The Enchanted Cupboard

  9. Kristi March 6, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Love the shawl colors, so soft and pretty. And I ADORE the first shawl pictured in your banner. That pattern is spectacular!

  10. heathermama March 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    <3 what a neat treasure. i have never even heard of a needle book before. how very cool. and good luck to your daughter on her test for tomorrow!

  11. Sherri March 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    I love your shawl!! Just beautiful! I have some needle books that were my grandmothers. Don’t you just love them!!

  12. Nancy March 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Love it! I have my Grandma’s knitting bag, fun things in there, too!

  13. lori March 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    oh linda, it must have pleased your mum to no end to see you so happy too. i cherish my granma rose’s sewing and knitting things i’ve inherited.i love the passing down of things, so special. your shawl is really pretty and does look so soft.

  14. Casey @ Sesame Seed Designs March 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    That is a lovely shawl! The colors are perfect for springtime.

  15. Kate March 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Your Oaklet is lovely! And what a treasure that needle book is! Oh, the things we are missing out on these days.

  16. Jody M March 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    I love that yarn. The colors are so pretty!

  17. Lisa Lord March 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Indeed a treasure! And I love the picture on the cover.

  18. Lisa Lord March 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Indeed a treasure! And I love the picture on the cover.

  19. Emma March 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Shawl looks fantastic! what a beautiful little treasure your mother gave you, and so well kept.

  20. Pam Tocornal March 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    I am 70 and that reminds me of my Grandmother when I was a little girl! Needles aren’t so pretty ano longer….

  21. Dianapri March 7, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Wow Linda: it is a wonderful and very special gift!

  22. Kim March 7, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    Such a treasure! I actually use needles from my grandmother, who was a seamstress way back when. It feels pretty special every time I pick up one her needles.

    Your shawl is coming along beautifully.

  23. no spring chicken March 7, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Yum Linda! That yarn looks scrumptious.. The needlebook is a hoot.. oh for the good ‘ol days. 🙂

    Blessings, Debbie

  24. K March 11, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    I have to laugh – the needle book coming from WAY BACK in 1964. That doesn’t sound so long ago to me. Funny to think that the things you had when you were twelve could be seen as antique. But I know exactly what you mean – and that’s the kind of thing I’ve been working with, trying to put together both my family’s genealogy and this book about my mother’s life. You see the impact that had on your heart? I feel that way every time I look deeply into the photographs of my mother’s girlhood, or find a document with my ggggrandfather’s name on it. Treasures indeed. Don’t you think that the unrelentingly uni-directional flow of time feels odd and foreign? Like we are beings that don’t take to it naturally –

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