Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yarn Along - Nov 14th

 Joining Ginny's Yarn Along today.  If you don't yet follow her blog, you're in for a treat--it's so visually enjoyable and the content is inspiring and heart-warming and real.  Very special.
I have a knit project going and a crochet project going.  Here they are:

I am knitting the outfit for our newly-born niece, Anna.  I wanted a garter stitch pattern to emphasize the bumpiness of the yarn and I am pleased with the results so far.  I am also starting a a hat to match.

I am crocheting the fingerless mitts as a birthday gift for Tressa (a link to her band), a dear friend.  We have been friends since 8th grade and to know Tressa is to love Tressa.  The mitts are quick and easy.  I like the way they are turning out and I got to learn a new crochet stitch that I didn't yet know about:  Chainless Foundation HDC.  I like it so much better than a chain foundation and hope to incorporate it into a blanket I have planned.  I didn't know such a stitch existed!  Yay!

I am reading the new Waldorf curriculum I purchased for home-schooling Joaquin.  I find it to be very helpful, although I must admit:  at first, I was frustrated not to have a set of completed lesson plans to get me started.  But after reading most of the book and trying things out, I have to say that she is absolutely correct in her approach of not providing that level of detail for an entire year.  I would have loved to have, perhaps, 3 or 4 completed lesson plans for each season as a way to help me get started more quickly.  One of the superlative features of the Waldorf curriculum is that it is a living practice and it really comes ALIVE in our home and has brought a lot of warmth and joy to each day so far.  


  1. My daughter's requested fingerless mitts before we travel to cold country this winter. I think they'll be fun to knit!

  2. I love anything that is garter stitch!! I think you picked a fabulous pattern to showcase the yarn :)

  3. I like your knits. I like garter stitch makes everything so much quicker.

  4. Oh those little pants are adorable! Your niece is blessed to have a knitting aunt :)

  5. I love the waldorf method of homeschooling but haven't taken the plunge. I like my lesson plans too much! Pretty knits and I love those mitts!

  6. Thanks for the lace knitting lifeline heads up, just what I needed. I'm hoping to home school too, I've had this book pinned for a while, I should probably get it now, before I know it our two year old will be 3!