17 January 2013

Yarn Along (belated) - reveals and disjointed thoughts

So, yesterday's big catch up of our week of mayhem and visitors took over, and I totally forgot about joining in with Ginny and friends to share my week in knitting and reading.  :)  And I have finished garments to share!























The cable trousers for a friend's little girl are just lovely, I really wish these actually were for Morgan.  The legs took a while, but as usual once I got past the moaning and cries of "these will take FOREVER" they didn't take so long after all.  The vest top is a shop commission in my hand dye, with mismatched vintage buttons.  I love mismatched vintage buttons.  And I love simple vest knits.  Morgan was very happy to show these both off.

So, now, I'm on to a little stripy cardigan for the shop, while I wait for yarn to dry, and I'm reading The Drums of Autumn (in those moments when Talia is nursing in such a position that I can't knit or crochet).  I also started re-reading Sitting at the Feet of the Rabbi Jesus.  I love both of these books.  I love finding fiction series that grab me and carry me along - and I dread coming to the eventual end!  I have been intending for the longest time to do a big post of all my favourite non-fiction books, but somehow it hasn't written itself yet.  One of those things that just sits in my mind for the longest time before spilling out onto paper (real or electronic).

Anyhow, obligatory picture of things in progress:
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I am trying to rest and relax, do the minimum to get by for a couple of days, and make the most of the little moments.  Too much doing burns us all out, and we are about ready for some nothing kind of days.  :)

12 comments:

  1. I love love your knitting and those cabled trousers are super gorgeous! I don't know how you manage it all, kids, house and online shop ... admiring you from afar!

    Well done sweet mama

    xxx

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    1. Oh, well, by practising benign neglect, getting work done whilst nursing, and pretending I can't see the state of the floor! ;)

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  2. What San said! Lol.
    Those trousers are *amazing*! Off to look up those books! xx

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  3. well done on all the knitting!

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    1. Thanks! My needles have been busy in the freezing weather.

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  4. I have a pair of longies that have been in hibernation because as you say the legs take too long; in reality they don't, it's just that they're so BORING to knit. :(

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    1. The cables helped with that somewhat, but yes legs and sleeves are my least favourite bits to knit!

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  5. wow! those trousers are amazing : ) I totally agree
    Sian x

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  6. I absolutely love those trousers!!

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    1. They're just perfect, I'm so proud of them. :D

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