Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bonnets...lots of bonnets {On my needles}



In the midst of all the summer fun and homestead activity going on around here, I'm finding a moment every now and then to relax with a little reading and knitting. I'm about half way through Jan Karon's In the Company of Others and am thoroughly enjoying Father Tim and Cynthia's visit to Ireland.

On the needles? Since I last shared a project update [here], I have to confess I've not been working on much other than knitting up different sizes and colors of the bonnet design I created earlier this summer. These have sort of been the perfect summer project since they're small, light, and easy to work on when the temperature's been warm. Anyway, I really had hoped to be more diligent about working on my project goals, but if one can't deviate from the plan during the rather unscheduled days of summer, just when can one do it? I have to say that I'm rather enjoying this little season of project rebellion. :)

Would love to know what's on your crochet hook or knitting needles and what you've been reading this summer!

~Lisa

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33 comments:

  1. Oh I love your bonnets. I think bonnets always looks so lovely and old fashioned on babies :)

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    1. I love an old fashioned look on a baby. :) Thanks for the kind words! ~Lisa

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  2. Ohhh those are sooo cute! I really need to do something other than crocheted dish clothes. I will probably get started on my cardigan and I need to choose what sweater I want to order from Knitpicks ,for hubby, and have sent to my moms to pick up in September. ((happy dance)) I am REALLY looking forward to our trip to Washing ton state! It will be sooooooo much fun. I better stop playing on the computer and get picking raspberries. [o;

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary! Yes, you definitely need to get onto something other than washcloths...not that washcloths aren't necessary or worth knitting, but the challenge of a good pattern is always a good thing. Hope your raspberries are sweet and juicy! Happy picking, ~Lisa

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  3. Oh those are just tooo cute!!! I may have to try that adorable!
    I loved Jan Karon's books will have to read this one:)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Teri. Anything by Jan Karon is a winner in my book. Blessings, ~Lisa

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  4. I dont knit much but i am hoping to learn more this winter so i can finally get hooked.
    What pattern did you use for those lovely bonnets?

    Thank you!

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    1. Kathya, You'll love knitting -- it's addicting, yet a wonderful way to keep busy and productive. Thanks for the kind words about my bonnets; the pattern is of my own creation! I'm hoping to finish writing it and plan to offer it on my Etsy shop soon; stay tuned for an announcement here on the blog. :)

      Blessings, ~Lisa

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  5. Your bonnets are beautiful! Fortunate is the baby whose head will wear one of those! Lovely, Lisa.

    And I haven't read any of Jan Karon's novels since the Mitford Series ended. Bet it's really good. Might have to visit the library!!

    I'm in the process of machine quilting my Cali-baby (though she is 3, she's still a baby to me!) quilt, as they start their visit on Sunday-can't wait!!

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    1. Pamela, Thank you. :)

      The book is quite good; I picked it up second hand and am finding it to be the perfect summer read. Karon has a way of describing people and events in such a way that they seem so real, and I love that the thread of redemption is woven throughout her stories. Hope you enjoy it if you find a copy.

      Can't wait to see that finished quilt. Enjoy your time with that sweet babe!

      Blessings,

      Lisa

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  6. what an adorable bonnet! Do you have the pattern available? I would love to knit one up for my little one!!

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    1. Alisa, Thanks for the kind compliment! I'm working to finish writing the pattern and hope to have it available soon. Please stay tuned! ~Lisa

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  7. I LOVE the bonnets! I wish I still had a little one to knit them for.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. Me, too!! One day the Lord will give me grandbabies, though. So looking forward to that day!

      Blessings,

      Lisa :)

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  8. They are just lovely Lisa...enjoy the book :)

    m.

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    1. Thanks, Maria! So glad you found some time to do a little knitting yourself. :) ~Lisa

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  9. Those bonnets are super cute!!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. Hope you are busy crocheting up something wonderful this week. :)

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  10. The puffy patterned stitch in your bonnets say "cuddly."

    There is something about summer and knitting.
    I think its the looking ahead aspect to it.
    Karen A.

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    1. Cuddly, indeed! Thanks for visiting, Karen. :)

      ~Lisa

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  11. What an adorable bonnet! Do you share the pattern? I have a new grandbaby coming this winter!

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    1. Nancy, Congrats on the grandbaby, and many thanks for the kind compliment! I'm working to finish writing the pattern and hope to have it available soon. Please stay tuned! ~Lisa

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  12. How adorable, Lisa! I really should be making bonnets for my little granddaughter, due to make her appearance on August 7th. But I am still working on her blanket. Hmmm...maybe for Christmas - you have inspired me! :)
    Hope you have lovely week-end, my friend.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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    1. How exciting, Lisa! Congrats on the soon-to-be-born blessing! Hope you'll share photos of your blanket when it's finished!

      Enjoy your week!

      Lisa :)

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  13. Those are so cute! I love baby bonnets. I like the different colors.

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  14. The bonnets are so cute!

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  15. I love those bonnets! I recently made one for a friend's one-year-old. I thought it was incredibly difficult to find a pattern! Yours look great though!

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  16. Your bonnet design is so lovely . What cute gifts for a new babe!!

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  17. Those are lovely- I'll be waiting for you to finish writing up the pattern so I can make some, too!

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  18. I will have to put In The Company of Others on my reading list. Your bonnets are so beautiful!

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  19. Thanks so much, ladies, for all the kind words of encouragement! Slowly, but surely, the pattern writing process is being accomplished for my bonnet; I hope to have it finished within the next couple of weeks (Lord willing!). Blessings and happy knitting to you all, ~Lisa :)

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