Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tending my yarn garden...
Now that a baby boy has finally been born to one of our church families after a long string of girls, I've finally got the opportunity to gift those boy socks I've been working on. :) Keeping with the theme of socks, I picked up a cotton/acrylic blend in girl colors, and after knitting a pair for Charlotte, I'll make up some extras for future baby showers.
After several weeks as our after-lunch read aloud, we finished The Pilgrim's Progress yesterday afternoon. Bunyan's allegory of the Christian life is timeless and inspiring even though the theological discussions between Christian and his fellow pilgrims can, at times, be hard to follow (especially if being read in a non-modern language version like ours!). Have you read it?
Most of my other reading has been garden and homestead-based. I purchased The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook last year and am finding it helpful in planning this year's garden. :)
After sorting through my WIPs and all my yarn, I've determined not to start any new projects until the current projects are complete. Thankfully, I only have one that really needs to be finished right away: a purple baby blanket project I inherited from Christina that needs to be finished for Charlotte before she gets too much bigger. I do have several pattern designs in process (including the purple fingerless mitts), but they can all wait since babies don't. :)
I don't think I'll be needing to buy any for a while...
And that's not even all of it -- truly embarrassing! So, my friends, just how much yarn do you have stashed? How do you organize your yarn? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's. :)
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