Wednesday, January 28, 2015

tending my yarn garden...
01/28/15




Still reading my Bible and still enjoying my sojourn in Mitford. Still making my way through the latest copy of Mother Earth News (yes, Steph, recycling is worth it!). And as if that weren't enough, the latest edition of World arrived in our mailbox chock full of articles about Roe v. Wade and life and hope. Good stuff. Less important was a short review of this season's Downton which gave me hope...
"As in previous seasons, sinful behavior is mostly hinted at rather than reveled in, and with the rise of Stalin we see the consequences of both socialism and an unmerited ruling class. However, the moral arc of certain Downton inhabitants--particularly ladies' maid Baxter--as well as unexpectedly tender relationships give this season more heart and smarts than just about any other series on television."
Except for a button to go up top, my Cotlin beanie is finished and has been put aside to patiently await the completion of it's matching cardigan. Then it will be gifted. :)  But first, grandbaby knits must be completed! That's a sock up there...love the colorway and stripes! And, yes, secret knits are still in the works.

What's on your needles? What have you been reading?

Joining Ginny :)

~Lisa

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18 comments:

  1. What a cute cover on the magazine!
    Baby knitting is the best isn't it? I have been looking at hundreds of baby patterns trying to decide what I want to cast on for Porter Jernigan, but I just can't decide.

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    1. That's right! You've got a new grand coming in May if I remember correctly! Our 2nd granddaughter is due any day now...in fact, we thought maybe last night (false alarm). My Grandma bag is packed as I'm on call to b-sit Miss Charlotte when her mama and papa head to the hospital. :) Can't wait to see what patterns you discover for Porter Jernigan! xo Lisa

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  2. I loved Sunday's Downton Abbey....that show is all around fantastic! It's rumored that the writer is moving to New York to write a show set in the 1920's there. I'm like 'why mess with a great thing'?
    I have a high school friend who is pregnant with her first child and would like to knit something for her but all of my stash yarn is sock weight yarn.

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    1. Oh, no! Say it isn't so! I guess these shows all eventually run their course, so while I won't be surprised if the writer moves on. I'll bet your friend would love some baby socks! :)
      xo Lisa

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  3. I love the colourway of those socks. I really must borrow Downton Abbey from the library - pretty sure I am the only person in the world who hasn't watched it!

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    1. Jayne, you can watch Downton online at the PBS website! I didn't know this was so until Melissa Marie (fellow blogger) shared about it on her blog. Of course, watching from the beginning would be the best way to go...
      xo Lisa

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  4. I'm reading my first Jan Karon book and I'm loving her style of writing. I thought the recycling headline on Mother Earth News what a bit ridiculous. Seemed to question everything that magazine stands for.

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    1. So glad you're enjoying Jan Karon, too! I so look forward to my daily escape to Mitford... I agree about that headline; silly, really. Of course recycling is worth it. :)

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  5. Oh I love LOVE the stripey baby sock! I have to go find some of that yarn for my little niece.

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  6. I have not watched it either! the pictures with the pretty dresses are really nice! glad to read the blurb on it :)
    love that sock yarn! how fun! that magazine; is that the RCA one? I think I've seen it somewhere... :) God bless you and your day! and all who will be given your yarn treasures! :)

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    1. World is an independently owned news magazine where a Biblical worldview is clearly expressed through current events, culture, politics, and national as well as world news. Having teens in the house, it's a great way to expose them to what's happening in the world. Blessings to you, Elizabeth, xo Lisa

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  7. Patons Kroy is awesome. I have some in my stash and I almost don't want to knit it because then it won't be in my stash anymore! God bless Lisa.

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    1. I'll bet your homespun is way more awesome than that Kroy in your stash. :) I'm loving the colorway I picked and am super happy with my baby socks...stayed up late last night to finish the 2nd one. They turned out so cute! xo Lisa

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  8. I like kroy socks but the yardage is on the skimpy side for me so I have to remember to buy extra, love that colorway! The hat is lovely!!

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    1. No kidding! I had to run back to JoAnn's to pick up an extra skein! Glad I had an extra 50% off coupon... Thanks for the kind words about the wee beanie. :)
      xo Lisa

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  9. the socks i'm working on in kroy, too!!!......hoping 3 skeins will make hubby's socks....I know I got a pair for him before from 3, but I'm trying to be matchy-matchy this time with the stripes! :) Love the color you found. My store only had rather boring boy colors.

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  10. That sock yarn makes me happy! Love the colors! I am making dishcloths this week. I am trying to use up some of my cotton yarn before I let myself restock my yarn bin! :)

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