Yarn Along


Just look at those empty needles. What could go on them, you ask? Well... I'd really like to cast on a Baby Surprise Jacket so that Silas isn't the only cool kid on the block who doesn't have one this fall. I still want to try my hand at socks and I thought a Christmas stocking would be a good first trial run. This felted one, this basic stripe, and this dinosaur one caught my eye. Some ideas for a Halloween costume for Silas are also running though my mind. So many options!

I'm almost finished with Amanda Soule's new book Rhythm of Family and I have a hunch that mine will not be the only Yarn Along post in which this title makes an appearance. I'm getting though it much faster than I thought I would, but it's good. I'm excited to try the ice suncatcher project this winter. Sandor Katz's Wild Fermentation is also keeping me company as crocks of kombucha and sour pickles bubble away on my countertop. Yum and yum.

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15 comments:

  1. Such lonely needles! I think you should cast on a BSJ! All of your possibilities look great.

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  2. Ooo...I'd love to see the pickles!
    Were you close to Obama this week?!
    I thought knitting a BSJ was great fun.

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  3. Ooooohhhh. I haven't gotten the book yet, hoping to see it in the mail today. Ice sun catchers??? what fun. We did ice lanterns last winter that were such fun. Things like that get me excited for the colder weather.

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  4. Now you know you want Silas to be one of the cool babies...cast on that BSJ!
    Wild Fermentation is one of my favorite books around although I am still having trouble with his bread recipe [think bricks].xx

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  5. Any of those sound interesting - I agree with Swanski - such lonely looking needles! I'm still waiting for my copy of Amanda's book to arrive!

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  6. I know how you feel, so many projects, not enough time. I am already planning Christmas gifts and have a few birthdays coming up and want to make stuff for the house and the cats and .....
    I'd love to hear more about your pickles.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  7. i can't get the book until next month. i have spent my this months allotment already! :( just in time for fall, so that will be ok!

    :)
    jen

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  8. Cast on that BSJ! I mean, Silas is already pretty cool, but we don't want him to be chilly-cool ;)

    The first sock I knitted was my Mom's Christmas stocking. I had heard how turning the heel was very complicated, but I had no problem with it. Go for it! BSJ and socks!

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  9. I did a felted stocking for Finn last year. I should probably start Phoebe's now!! Mine was a pretty easy one (no-heel). Let me know if you want the pattern source!

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  10. Ooooo, empty needles! I love the possibilities they hold :-). All of the stocking choices you've picked out are awesome. I prefer the stripes, but I know my son would love the dino ;-). I'm enjoying Rhythm of Home, too...although I'm not reading it straight thru. Trying to pace myself - focusing on the current month and the one ahead.

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  11. Empty needles...all those possiblities! I'm also reading Rhythm of Home, forgot it for my post though! Trying to pace myself too, don't want to get through all that goodness at once.

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  12. Halloween thoughts and a Christmas stocking? I'm so excited for the holidays, too. I've got dreams of making a BSJ someday as well. It seems like something every knitter should make, right?

    And I can't wait to read Amanda's book.

    Enjoy your week!

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  13. Amanda's book has been in so many Yarn Along posts -- I simply must get my own copy soon! I look forward to seeing what goes on those empty needles before long!

    Happy knitting!

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  14. I've been debating stockings too- You found some great ones!

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  15. I am so ready to order that book and her first book. Love her blog to pieces also. I say try knitting the socks ! this way you can move on to the sweater for your little pumpkin.

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