Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The cowl, the bonnet, and the poncho (again)

The cowl modeled by the lovely AnnaLynn (who is growing up, sigh).


The bonnet modeled by Anna's doll. Not quite finished, but getting there. :)

And I've decided to try the poncho again...


Still reading Tending My Garden for devotions, Peril and Peace as our read aloud, and making my way through the latest copy of Mother Earth News where I always learn something new. Did you know that compared to industrial eggs, pastured eggs have less saturated fat and cholesterol but more beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, D and E?

AnnaLynn is still crocheting away on her project and is reading a new encyclopedic book about horses. Hopefully, she'll be finished with her granny square pillow soon so we can share a picture. :)

How about you? What are you reading? What projects are you working on this week?

Happy creating!

~Lisa



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19 comments:

  1. I am reading Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. It is a great book about a family who went from city life to only eating what they grew on their own land for 1 year! Very inspirational. And I love Mother Earth News, too :)
    Luana ola!

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    1. Sounds like an interesting read and one I'll look for. We'd love to grow all our own food, but just don't know if it's possible on our small acreage. Thanks for the recommendation, Kathy!

      Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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  2. The cowl turned out great! I love your daughter's glasses by the way, very pretty!

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    1. Thanks! The knit picks yarn I used was wonderful to work with and makes me wish it was still available. About the glasses, they are cute, aren't they. :)

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  3. She looks like a mini Lisa!! Adorable!

    And the cowl is very nice. (Aren't you glad you won't need it for a while???)

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    1. I know! She's such a mini-me. :) The cowl is actually a gift for a friend in N. Dakota -- she'll need it far more than we will!

      Blessings to you, Pamela! ~Lisa

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  4. The cowl and model are precious. We have our own chickens - I knew they were better for us, but I didn't know that nutritional info, thanks.
    The things you learn on a Yarn Along. :)

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    1. Now you know! Thanks for the kind words and for visiting. :)

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  5. You really do lovely needle work, and Anna is certainly the perfect model for the cowl. You mentioned that you are starting the poncho, again. I suppose the first time around didn't go too well? Your books sound good. I'm looking for a good devotional book right now that will help me focus on biblical principles more, but haven't found one yet.

    Anyway, blessings to you! :)

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    1. The poncho... I crocheted one for my daughter for Easter and was working on this one for myself, but wound up ripping it out since it just wasn't turning out right (hence, the "again"). Thanks for visiting, Mara. :)

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  6. The cowl is lovely and how very practical. The young lady is delightful . . . yes, it is hard to see them grow up, but the next stage of her life will be another to make bonding mother / daughter connects, too. Thank you for stopping by my blog and thank you for the sweet comments. I had to look Yacolt up on the map. I have never been there, but close. I remember it being very beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend, Connie :)

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    1. Connie, Thanks for visiting and for YOUR sweet comments. :) I know all too well how wonderful the next stage is since I have a grown daughter who will be 25 this fall! Yacolt is indeed a beautiful place to live; we are tremendously blessed. ~Lisa

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  7. Ohh I love seeing what you are up to. That cowl is soooooooo pretty! I still have made one. ((sigh)) I hope to start one Noah's socks tonight. [o= And thank you for teaching me something new. I love learning those kinds of things as you know.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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    1. Hope you find the time to get started on those socks, Mary. Maybe you'll have them done by the time fall arrives, eh? :) I know you've got tons to do around your homestead...who has time to knit?? Blessings, my friend, ~Lisa

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  8. I can't get over how much Anna looks like you in the first picture, it's almost creepy (in a very cute way)! ;-) The cowl looks so cute! Love you!

    ~Christina

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    1. It's so funny that you say that because when Anna saw that picture she said, "Mom! I look just like you in that picture!" She is rather a mini me, isn't she? I think she looks an awful lot like my mom, though, too. Looking forward to doing some knitting together. :) Love ya back!!

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  9. I can't get over how much Anna looks like you in the first picture, it's almost creepy (in a very cute way)! ;-) The cowl looks so cute! Love you!

    ~Christina

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  10. Love the cowl! It's exactly right. Of course I'm always smitten when knits are modeled by beautiful young godly women. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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