Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yarn Along

Knitting and reading...for once a change.  Actually, two Yarn Along posts in one because I'm disorganized/behind like that.  Same project, finally finished, both with books ;-).  We'll not speak any more about the Yarn Over And Over And Over And Over post in between.


The start of my Sweet Fern Mitts from A Knitter's Book of Wool by Clara Parkes.  My Sweet Dern Iris watching over a ball of leftover Jester yarn that I knew would be perfect for this project.


"It's much easier to babysit yarn than sheep.  We should just skip the sheep part and buy our yarn I think."

Nooooooooo!  Besides, I know you're just kidding, Iris ;-).


And the finished mitts.  Resting comfortably on a new book by Clara Parkes, The Yarn Whisperer.  20 and I picked up a copy at Rhinebeck and even got the author to sign it.  She was delightful (see Twitter picture that I seem to have lost my tech ability to link to anymore :-/) and we are looking forward to reading it.


Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along.

13 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Good job on the mittens. It's about time Iris is a feature for a change.

Christine said...

Love the mitts! I may need to get the book now.

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thecrazysheeplady said...

I know! That's the main reason I included the start pictures :-). Can't believe how old she's looking :-(.

Deb W said...

Iris looks like she's about to go to sleep! Sweet, sweet girl.

Alisa said...

such sweet mitts!!! and an even sweater puppy!!

Tracey said...

I read The Yarn Whisperer and loved it, but my copy wasn't signed gosh darn it ;)
I love your mitt and now want to cast on a pair for me.

Alice said...

It's been so cold here that mittens are actually needed ! They are beautiful !

Very heartfelt photo of Iris

Far Side of Fifty said...

BC's just know when to close their eyes or look down..buggers:(

Leslie said...

the Yarn Whisperer is on my list!

Susan said...

Oh, curse you crazysheeplady! :) Not really - but now I have to get that Knitter's Book of Wool! I have actually been looking for a resource on all things wool, so it's perfect timing. I just love old doggies. There is something almost magical about them.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

What a sweet dogger..........
yup, easier to buy wool than herd sheep :)

Mt Devon Meanderings said...

I love those mittens!

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