Wednesday, May 9, 2012

More Simple Knitting and Goat Reading

Working on more wash cloths for gift giving and knitting up little gnomes in plant dyed wool yarn from Peace Fleece, and crocheting some more herbal bug spray cozies in preparation for the Farmer's Market.

I borrowed Goat Song by Brad Kessler from the library the other day and am really enjoying it.  The author can be a bit crass, but now that we have had our does for one year, I can relate to much that the author writes and am enjoying learning bits and pieces along the way.

For Sarah (first/second grade),  we are enjoying the simple poems from the book, All the small Poems and Fourteen More by Valerie Worth and illustrated by Natalie Babbitt.
The poems are nice for copywork and the illustrations are done in ink which is my favorite.
Here is one - 


The lawnmower
Grinds its teeth
Over the grass,
Spitting out a thick 
Green spray;

Its head is too full
Of iron and oil 
To know
What it throws

The lawn's whole
Crop of chopped
Green hay.

Joining in this week with Ginny and so many others this Wednesday for the Yarn Along.


  1. Tonya, you have been busy and I hope the farmer's market is a success. I have plans to knit market bags for our market and really need to get to it!
    Have a happy day!

  2. Oh my, you have so many lovely projects on the go! The poem is great, just right for May, thanks for sharing :)

  3. I love those little knomes :)
    And I think I'll have to share that poem with my girls!

  4. I dream of living near a good farmer's market someday!!!! We're lucky to have 2 little booths set up....your gnomes are adorable!!

  5. Thanks for the poetry book recommendation. I love finding children's poetry books for my kids to enjoy. I'll see if our library has that one. :)

  6. what wonderful knitted goodness you have going on! Love those washcloths and I'm intrigued by your herbal bug spray cozies. Enjoy the wonderful blessings!

  7. I too am reading Goat Song, I am on the last chapter and have enjoyed it very much!

    I notice you have Mountain Hearth Etsy shop on your sidebar, I ordered a lovely needlefelted tapestry from her over the winter.

    I would love to see more goat happenings and photos! : )
    Enjoy your week!

  8. I love your knitting projects...those little knomes are so cute and I love those wash clothes!

  9. I hope you enjoy the farmer's market, I love your little gnomes! :)

  10. Good morning Tonya

    I hope you are well. I always love to see knitting, wool balls and books on other peoples blogs. It looks just like my table. Always some project on the go. I just love the photograph of your little wee one listening to big brother playing and singing. Such adoration~

    Love to you

  11. Those gnomes are simply gorgeous.
    Lovely wash cloths too.

  12. We have the poetry book and love it very much. So simple and very kid friendly. (adult friendly too) Sounds like you're in a very happy kind of busyness right now!

  13. Love the gnomes, do you use a pattern? Thanks for the tip on the poetry book, we love childrens poems here.

  14. Wow! You have been a busy knitter. I love your little gnomes and really need to get to work on some dish cloths here. Love the poem. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings ~ Elizabeth