Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Knitting and Reading


Another Cobblestone Vest came off the needles and I was happy to come up with the idea of using one of Renee's sweet granny squares as a pocket.  I used size eight needles and worsted weight merino/mohair wool from Peace Fleece to make a size 6 - 12 months.  The buttons are hemlock from our property that our son, Nolan,made.



The cowl I wrote about a couple of weeks ago that  I was working on with this yarn from my local yarn shop was coming out too small, so I decided to pull it apart and start something new.  I found this pattern and am crocheting an adult hat.  Hopefully I will be able to share some good results next week.

Also, so happy to be reading two good books.  The first is Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy - a nice fiction read that is just my speed.

The other is Plenty, One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally.  I found this copy in our local thrift store for just a quarter.   Of course I am enjoying it and it really makes me think about how our family could work harder to eat more local food and keep working toward producing more of our own as well.

I am really looking forward to checking out all of the knitting projects at Ginny's Knit Along today to get some more ideas for Christmas creating.

17 comments:

  1. Oh! I love the little vest. The granny square pocket is perfect!

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  2. While I think the knitting is just so pretty, I really like that hanger :)
    You always find the best books to read and ones that strike a cord with me. I will now be looking for a copy of Plenty to read here.

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  3. i am in love with that pebble, so perfect with that granny square pocket. <3
    i haven't read plenty yet, but i have heard it is a good book. hmmm i wonder if there is a copy at our used book store. :)

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  4. What a lovely little vest; the pocket and buttons are such beautiful touches x

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  5. Love the addition of the granny square! Enjoying all the articles from ROTH--not getting alot done today...LOL! Well, maybe we need days like this sometimes:-) God bless!

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  6. I like the look of that yarn in a crocheted hat! Can't wait to see what it looks like further on!

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  7. What a fun vest! I like the pocket... how creative!

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  8. I love that pocket on the sweater! So adorable!

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  9. The granny square pocket is brilliant! Adorable :)

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  10. I love the granny square pocket! What a great idea!

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  11. The vest is wonderful...love the sweet pocket so very cute

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  12. Tonya...I love your vest ~ that granny pocket is so perfect! Hmmmm, how about in an adult version?! Much love to you!
    xo Jules

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  13. Wow, I am wondering what thrift shop in Northern Vermont you are going to. You seem to get good finds. I am in the NEK and I have not found too many good thrift stores since I moved here. I am sure there are some hidden gems I just don't know about yet :)

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  14. Love the addition of a granny square pocket to that vest! One of my favorite easy patterns, and I think your addition is great!

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  15. LOVE the granny square pocket! Makes me want to add them to all my sweaters, hand knit or otherwise :)

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  16. Love the idea of the granny square pocket on that little vest. Great idea!

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