The kids and I recently finished reading Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers and have moved on to what is actually book three in Doug Bond's Mr. Pipes series, Mr. Pipes Comes to America. The Mr. Pipes series is truly an excellent way to introduce your children (and yourself!) to many different hymns and hymn writers from the various periods of church history. We've been enjoying these as history read-alouds and highly recommend them! (To see what else we're currently reading, click here.)
Fresh off my knitting needles and crochet hook are several knitted washcloths and crocheted rosettes that will be made into brooches (the brooches will be available over at my Etsy market later this week if you're interested...).
I've also been playing with a pattern for cabled mitts for the past couple of weeks and have only the thumb to add...these might be my first actual original completed pattern -- keeping my fingers crossed. :) By the way, if you'd be interested in testing the pattern for me, let me know in the comments. Thanks!
This pink beauty which was made for a friend's baby shower is another of my knitted designs which I'm calling the Charlotte Bonnet. I'm working on finishing the writing of this one, too, and would love to have a volunteer pattern tester or two when the pattern is ready. :)
This, my friends, is a box of wonderfulness. You will have to wait to see what creations these beauties are knitted or crocheted into...
Crochet Along -- AnnaLynn and I have joined a granny square crochet along at little bird knits. The plan is to crochet one granny square each week (we're currently on week four) for 48 weeks and then to sew them all together when we're finished -- can't wait to see how all the squares will look when we're done. Click here to read all about it and to sign up! Hope you'll join us. :)
These are the five colors I'm using -- all are Wool Ease by Lion Brand (very Lisa colors).
And here are my first four squares...
And here are AnnaLynn's colors -- all Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand. Notice the difference between her color choices and mine? She loves all things bright while I prefer more subtle, muted shades. :)
I don't have photos to share of Anna's squares yet, but I promise to share them soon! We've never joined in with at crochet along before, so we're both pretty excited!
So what's growing in your yarn garden? What books are you reading?
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