Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Reading, Knitting, and Thinking
Finished two vest with this so simple pattern. The little one is made with dk weight yarn, using size 5 needles. It is a gift for our neighbor's new baby girl that was just born about one week ago. The larger vest (about a 3T) was knit on size 8 needles with worsted weight yarn from Peace Fleece and has been added to my etsy shop.
I was excited to receive Taproot in the mail the other day and found a few moments the other afternoon to sit down and read with a cup of tea. It is comforting to read of others that value much of the same things that our family does - caring for the earth, growing food, family, and community.
Now we are debating whether to make the hour drive after church on this Sunday to meet Amanda, Ben and others at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick to celebrate Taproot's launch. For us, an hour's drive in our 1992 Suburban means that one of the children will have to stay home because we still haven't bought another car -(yes, there are 9 of us now and our Suburban seats just 8), and an hour's drive there and back probably means about 9 gallons of gas - which we try to limit because of financial and environmental reasons. So the debate continues because it would be wonderful to be there.
Joining in this week with Ginny's wonderful Yarn Along.
(One more important note - a blog reader, Melissa - sent me an email asking for help as her family's home burned to the ground on March 1. As both a Christian and a human being, I believe that when I am asked to help, I should do so if possible. Therefore, if you feel led, Melissa's family is accepting donations to aid them in getting their life back together.)
Posted by Tonya Gunn at 9:43 AM
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Love it all Tonya! I too got to steal a few moments here and there to scan Taproot, it's a goodie.ReplyDelete
super cute vests!!ReplyDelete
Hmm. I hadn't seen the Hardwick event. Maybe I'll figure out how to get there too!ReplyDelete
Love that vest so darned cute. I did the same last evening with taproot, a fun read for sure.ReplyDelete
What sweet little vests Tonya.ReplyDelete
I haven't read Taproot yet so I really need to
place an order.
Happy yarn along.
Check this out.....it is cheaper than getting another car :)ReplyDelete
Such cute little vests! I've got to get myself a copy of Taproot. I keep forgetting to get my hands on one. :)ReplyDelete
I just love the baby vest! I love the colours you chose.ReplyDelete
So sad about your blog reader. The really sad thing is, it is right in my area and I hadn't heard about it. Monday night, I just dropped off some furniture at the Goodwill so I wish I had known. But, I have forwarded the information to all those I know nearby. Thanks for the information.
Those vests are reallt sweet!ReplyDelete
that baby vest is gorgeous! Sorry to hear about Melissa's home, it must be heart breaking for her and her familyReplyDelete
I saw that magazine on Amanda's blog....hope you got to go meet up with her...how fun! love those baby vests....such sweetness.ReplyDelete
Love the vests--peace fleece is so nice to work with! I was thinking about going to Hardwick, too...but it's more than 2 hours from us...so I don't think we'll make it. But it would have been nice to meet you in person! :)ReplyDelete
Praying for Melissa and her family...
Cute baby vests! Can't believe how tiny the one is for the newborn. It always amazes me how small their clothes are!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed reading through my copy of Taproot this week, too! Hope you get to go to the launch party!ReplyDelete
Those vests are gorgeous! Lovely color choices too.ReplyDelete
I just ordered my subscription to Taproot. It looks very interesting. I will keep Melisaa & her family in my prayers. That is just awful.ReplyDelete
The vests are devine...such warm colours.ReplyDelete