Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Acorn Beanie, Baby Pod & a Little House Shawl ...
{tending my yarn garden}


Beanies have been flying off my needles the past two weeks, three in all. I shared the first two last week and have number three for you today...

Isn't it sweet? The owner of this cute little hat, which I'm calling the Berkbaby Acorn Beanie, is a precious baby girl named Charity who was born several weeks early, so she's super tiny.

The baby pod, knit using Lion Brand's Homespun in Rococo, was a special request by my daughter-in-law to be used as a baby picture prop. Have I mentioned that I'm going to be a grandmother? :) You can take a look at how the baby pod will be used in photos if you click here.

Finally, remember that Goodwill sweater I ripped apart? I cast 396 stitches on over the weekend and began knitting AnnaLynn's Little House Shawl. Counting was tedious and slow (396 stitches!!), but I was finally able to begin and am enjoying watching the old shale lace pattern unfold.

Recent reading has been edifying. Books on hospitality, the calling of Christian motherhood, and the responsibility to be a Titus 2 woman are inspiring me page by page. 

How about you? What books are you reading? What's growing in your yarn garden? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's.

~Lisa

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29 comments:

  1. I like the soft colors in the new beanie you have just made.

    I read the book, "Praise Her in the Gates" several years ago. I enjoyed reading it.


    Blessings!

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    1. I enjoy just about anything Nancy Wilson writes. :)

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  2. Everything looks wonderful! I think that purple yarn is gorgeous:)

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  3. that is a wee beanie! and it looks gorgeous and soft!

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  4. Oh my goodness Lisa...that is one beautiful beanie....I needed something like this when Miss A. was born :) And the shawl....as soon as I am done with the project I am doing now, I'll start this one. I have already bookmarked it! :) m.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. :) You'll have to let me know when you cast on your Little House Shawl!

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  5. What a gorgeous little hat. I love the colours, and it looks so soft.

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  6. Oh, you are so patient to unravel that sweater! and purple is one of my favorite colors. That will be a beautiful shawl.

    And congrats ~ grand parenting is about the best it gets in life (in my humble opinion!)

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    1. I am oh-so-excited, especially since the parents and baby will be living with us for at least a year. :)

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  7. So many babies these days! Such a blessing :-) 396 stitches is a lot to cast on. Bet you were thrilled when that part was over!

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    1. Count, recount, recount... Yes, thrilled!

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  8. hello lisa,
    everything looks wonderful.love the little house shawl,sweet colour.
    Happy knitting,
    regina

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  9. 396 stitches to cast on. When I've cast on that many before, I usually place stitch markers every so many stitches, so I don't have to count the whole row. I look forward to reading for the day when your granddaughter's birth. I might need the to make the birth pod for a friend who's pregnant and a photographer.

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    1. That, my friend, is a GREAT idea! Now why didn't I think of using stitch markers? Thanks!

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  10. love how tiny the beanie is :) So sweet!!! I think it's great you are repurposing yarn-on my to do list one day!! I found a cashmere sweater at a thrift store and have yet to unknit it.

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  11. Unfortunately with shawls you're either castin on that many stitches or you'll have to cast them off. No matter, it's all usually worth it in the end.

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  12. Those books sound amazing! And the shawl sounds fun too! We love Little House over here :-)

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  13. Each is an excellent source of wisdom and inspiration. :)

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  14. What sweet little knits... great work!

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  15. How pretty! I have two projects going and haven't been able to work on either this week. :-(

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    1. Maybe next week? Hoping all is well, Shara. :)

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  16. Love the purple color - I bet Anna Lynn is going to love wearing that shawl! I think I might be inspired to do one myself!

    I am moving on toward homemaking and hospitality books as well. I tend to go in seasons and this season is all about welcoming!

    blessing to you and yours
    Karen

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    1. Karen! So good to hear from you. :) You'll have to let me know if you knit up a shawl as I'd love to see it. Homemaking and hospitality is Christian love in action! Blessings back at you, ~Lisa

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  17. That beanie is adorable! And so tiny!

    I have to confess I am a little jealous about your thrifted-sweater yarn. I never seem to find sweaters with nice enough yarn to rip apart and use. (The ones that have yarn that was once nice always seem to be felted. Which is okay, I suppose; I just use the felted wool to sew with. But still...I'd like to get some nice yarn just once...) I can't wait to see how the shawl turns out. xo

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    1. What is fun is that I find myself trolling through the local Goodwill with an eye out for sweaters for just this purpose. :) I hadn't thought about looking for wool for other purposes like sewing...such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration! ~Lisa

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  18. That sure is a sweet beanie. Love the colour of the new shawl with such a lot of stitches.
    Enjoy the reading.

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  19. Nice beanies! I have been making some too, only mine are crochet. My children wear them all the time just for fun. :) Congratulations about becoming a grandma, what a blessed stage of life you are entering!

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