Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yarn Along

I am joining in with Ginny again this week. 
I finished the booties and added needle felted hearts on the tops and cast on to knit a hat for Abraham since we seem to have lost the other hat I knit for him. 

I have been flipping through the Tightwad Gazette.  It is a book I look through about once a year to get some more thrify ideas and creative ways to save money.

Warm wishes, Tonya

26 comments:

  1. What sweet little booties!! Love the hearts.

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  2. Oh Tonya, I just love the booties. The needle felted hearts are so precious. I have always wanted to thumb through the Tightwad Gazette. I haven't been able to get it through inter-library loan. I may have to try again.

    Hope it has warmed up a bit for you. We have thankfully.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  3. I love the Tightwad Gazette; it has some wonderful ideas. I think I need to pull my copy off the shelf for some inspiration.

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  4. I love the yarn you are using for Abraham's hat, such a pretty color. You do realize that as soon as you finish this hat the other one will turn up, right?

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  5. These kinds of items are absolutely wonderful... although not everyone has the time or ability to do it themselves. If you're interested in purchasing these kinds of items for your kids, we recommend www.homespunhandmaiden.esty.com. It's our daughter's shop and she does beautiful work.

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  6. I forgot all about the Tightwad Gazette. Thanks for the reminder. Cute booties too!
    Peace, Angela

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  7. I just love the phrase "cast on," it makes knitting sound exciting and magical.

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  8. Love what you are making and made. I hear that the chocolate syrup recipe is really good that in that book. Have been meaning to try it myself. Have you made it?
    CathyT

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  9. Your hearts complete the booties so beautifully. Love your handwork!

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  10. I also like to do a Tightwad Gazette "refresher" from time to time. Love the cute booties!

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  11. I think my husband might like to thumb through that book - he loves inspiration like that. I just love your bootees and boys can never have too many hats.
    xx

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  12. The booties look fantastic! Those needle felted hearts are such a beautiful addition!
    I've heard so many great things about The Tightwad Gazette. I'll have to find a copy somewhere...wonder how often such a book would show up used??

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  13. The booties came out so cuuuuute! I have the collection of the Gazette and I enjoy reading it a few times a year....inspiring!

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  14. Oh those little booties are even more adorable this week with the little needle felted hearts :) So cute!

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  15. Those little booties warm my heart just looking at them and I'm certain the toes inside will be nice and toasty!

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  16. Adorable booties, they are like little elf boots!
    I just checked and our library has this book, I don't know why I never thought to look before, I will try to get it soon.

    We have had some extremely cold days too, once the car would not start until 4 in the afternoon, lows near 25 below zero. But hardly any snow!

    Thinking of you Tonya, and I think perhaps my last email lost it's way, so I will write soon..

    Warmth and love,
    Renee

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  17. Your little heart booties are so very sweet. I missed the post of your little ones birthday, happy birthing day..Im sure you had a wonderful day.

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  18. Love the little hearts on the booties!!!! Happily adding your blog to my blog roll.

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  19. Cute booties! I love the Tightwad Gazette books. I need to pull mine out and re-read them.

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  20. yes, i have read those tightwad gazette books before! it is always fun being thrifty...
    new to your blog, and it is wonderful to meet you here. i am going to visit your etsy shop next. have a great weekend and stay warm!

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  21. Reading the Complete Tightwad Gazette a few years ago really made a big impression on me. It changed the entire way I think about thriftiness, and this change of mindset has helped us through some very lean years financially. I don't think we could survive on our current income, with the spending habits I had in the past.

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  22. Hmmm I have lent my Tightwad Gazette to a friend, who has not let me have it back! I must chase it up - I love lots of her ideas, I am a confirmed loo roll squasher and baggy drier!

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  23. Those booties are just adorable! I'm going to have to check out the tightwad gazette, sounds great.
    :-)

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  24. I wish they yarn-alongs were crochet. Those booties are too cute. Especially with the little hearts added to them. I need to learn to needle felt!

    Thank you so much for sharing your life with others.

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