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Yarn Along

I have joined in with Ginny’s Yarn Along today.
I have been practising crochet stitches over the weekend, I have learned how to increase and decrease as well, I am so excited and inspired! I really LOVE this new skill and I cannot believe it has taken me this long to give it a try! So now I have managed to finish my first African Flower Hexagon and I am going to attempt a small lap blanket for winter:) I am so looking forward to this project, it will probably be a slow one but I am up for the challenge. This amazing tutorial can be found here on Heidi’s beautiful blog, her tutorials are so clear and each step is explained concisely with beautiful photos. Have I mentioned how inspired I am! Oh yes, I think I already did….bliss…

Jen has finished her Hand and Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, she enjoyed this project immensely. I love how they look:)

She has also taken to crochet and has been making face cloths using a crochet square pattern from The Needlecraft Book. Such a wonderful resource this book:)

Erin has just cast on these lovely fingerless gloves, she is knitting all the ribbing in mohair and the actual glove in merino yarn. There is a lovely flat glove pattern which can also be knitted in the round here on Carle’s web page.
So basically, lots of handwork happening in our home at the moment.

We are reading such amazing books at the moment, we have been making Easter crafts from Crafts through the Year, De Aulairs’ Book of Norse Myths, Erin is reading The Age of Discovery and Jen is reading Muscles and Bones by Charles Kovacs, they absolutely adore his writing, Erin is also reading Crispin at the moment and I am reading The Old Man and the Sea to the girls.


Yarn Along

Today I am so excited to take part in Ginny’s Yarn Along! I have been wanting to join for ages and today is the day:) I started this knitted vest a while ago and wasn’t quite sure how I would finish off the neck line but now I have renewed enthusiasm and have begun working on this project again. I am knitting it in a varigated handspun merino with light and darker flecks of baby blue, I love it! I am knitting it on my Knit Picks Interchangeable needles I just adore these needles, they are so smooth to use and the yarn just glides along…

At the moment we are reading books for Erin’s grade 6 Middle Ages Waldorf curriculum block, Cathedral by David Macaulay,  which is a fantastic book taking you on a wonderful journey about the building of a cathedral from beginnig to end. The Library of the Middle Ages and Famous men of the Middle Ages. We are enjoying thes books tremendously and learning so much at the same time. I am so looking forward to visiting all of your yarn along blog posts:)

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