Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yarn along...

So I decided to join the yarn along since my sister is MIA
...In Ginny's words
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? ~

We are reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder for school.  I think it will take us a few weeks to get through, but W. loves how different "real" school is vs. "long time ago" school vs. "our school."
I am reading Growing 101 Herbs That Heal by Tammi Hartung.
I'm thinking about growing some herbal tea and making some lotions for my childrens' very dry skin.
I am knitting MY SOCK!
I was at the pool last weekend for W.'s swim school knitting.  An older lady started asking me about it and told me that I look like an old pro...yikes!

Soulemama had a giveaway a few weeks ago...and guess who won...again!
When it comes to her giveaways, I win the ones I want the supplies and now beautiful yarn.  
It truly lives up to its name.
The color was inspired by the movie Titanic.
I tried to get the beautiful subtle hues in it.
It is so nice.
I am planing on making a pair of socks for each of the kiddos out of it.
It is from Katie's etsy shop
If you buy from Katie, put Citysister in the notes to seller 
I want to be able to get more from Katie's beautiful shop!
And it is also grand to be able to help a "momtrepreneur."

And just one more shot of my sock...question for you knitters...
I always knit everything inside out...
what can I do?


  1. Ok so what is your secret to winning her giveaways? Please do tell :)...

  2. My secret....really want to win. Think about how wonderful it would like a charm!

  3. Lucky girl! I never win. Gorgeous yarn too...

  4. Farmer Boy is one of the favorites in this house. The yarn won does look nice. I would love to order some so I will put your name in ok?

  5. Tracey- that would be superb! I love anything by good ole Laura...she is so vivid and the vocabulary is so rich!

  6. Your knitting looks fantastic. Maybe one day I'll be able to knit and read at the same time... I'm still trying to battle through crochet. It's a fun learning curve though.

  7. I wish I could do both at the same time! I usually read at night before going to bed, and will knit when I have a spare moment. I have never crocheted, but a friend of mine's mom does all the the weekly blanket level.

  8. Laura Ingalls Wilder.... City Sister is so right. I read the one about the long cold winter as a girl in summer. I was freezing! I did wonder for years about when the little sister runs races with herself in the kitchen. Now I know little kids do that for real. And my, that wool really does look nice.


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