Wednesday, February 12, 2014
tending my purple yarn garden... :)
Last week while our power was out I enjoyed several hours of sock knitting by the wood stove in the soft light of our Aladdin lamps (you can read about that here if you want. FYI, I've added a link to info about the lamps we use for those of you who were interested). Valentine is the name of the colorway I'm knitting socks with (yarn by Premier Yarns -- Cotton Fair Multi)...isn't it lovely? This yarn is so, so soft and enjoyable to work with. My other purple knitting is Lottie's lilac Shale Baby Blanket which I'm knitting in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (equally soft on the hand). Following the pattern isn't too difficult once I get going...as long as I pay attention to my stitch markers, that is. :)
I've been sorting and organizing my yarn (no pic this week) and hope to find a used cabinet (I'd love a corner cabinet) to store it all in. Thanks to many wonderful suggestions in the comments on how you all sort and store your yarn, I've organized it by weight first, then fiber and color. As also suggested by a commenter, I'm slowly adding my stash to Ravelry as it should help with finding projects suitable for each (!!). Gotta love Ravelry. :) I know, I know...no new projects until my WIPs are finished!
Reading this week continues to be Psalms and Proverbs. We started a study of the founding documents of the U.S. this week and read the Declaration of Independence today. By This Standard by Greg Bahnsen was highly recommended to us, so we'll be reading it as we make our way through this study. Lots to chew on. Bedtime reading is still Little House which is wonderfully calming for wrapping up the day.
What are you reading/knitting/crocheting? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's. :)
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