Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yarn Along

Wednesday's Yarn Along Post, hosted by Small Things.

So I have been knitting in every spare moment this week. Big plans. Secret gifts. Spring Equinox is on the way so I have more to do. Not being of the Christian persuasion anymore, (long story) I have been celebrating non-christian events over the last several years. Summer Solstice BBQs, Winter Solstice celebrations, Autumn Equinox, Spring Equinox and the like. Much more suitable to me. Much more tangible and real. No disrespect intended to the many Catholic women who may pass by this way today. None at all.

I have been knitting little slipper socks for myself, my daughter and my three little Granddaughters. They have no idea and I sure hope I am guessing their foot sizes correctly.

I was going through my yarn stash  and I realized that I have so many bits and pieces left from past knitting projects so I decided to use them up. Dish cloths here and there, wash cloths for my little for her nightly bath and slippers for the lot of my littles. I made Abby and Josie's to match. Something I think they'll enjoy.

I haven't started Eden's yet but I'll have them done before she comes for a visit on Sunday. (just noticed that the picture link to Eden's name was from last year at this time. They could not sit on the deck this year for the heaps of snow. Oh geez!)

Luckily these slippers are quick and easy to make. Slippers in spring you might ask? Ah yes, dear reader, 'tis Saskatchewan after all!

And the book I am reading is Momma Zen. Only one chapter in but it holds promise. As you may or may not have read previously, I am studying Yoga more in depth this year, as a gift to myself. This book is right up that alley. I expect good things. I have several books out from the library right now and next on the list is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which I have been looking forward to reading for quite some time.

I have some secrets to divulge about farming and the Arctic Circle but those will have to wait until another day. Happy knitting!


Tracey said...

The slippers are cute. Do you have a specific pattern? I have a granddaughter who would love a pair.

MJ said...

You have been busy with all those slippers! And That's a book I'll have to look into!! And I am reading Anim, Veg, Miracle now, amazing read!!


Tara said...

great colors on the slippers and a very thoughtful, handmade from the heart gift!

Happy reading ;)

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

what great little slippers! I am thinking that book has to go on my list now!

Michelle said...

Tracy, I'll post that pattern on this blog when I have a chance. It is my Grandmothers old pattern so I'll have to type it out by hand.

Anke said...

Your slippers turned out great! I'm always on the lookout for ways to use up my leftover yarn. Can't wait for you to post the pattern.

Dawn said...

I enjoyed reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I hope you do too! I want to read that Mama Zen book. I can't believe how fast you are with the knitting! Those slippers are cute! I've been knitting washcloths lately, but they still take me awhile.