Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yarn Along: A Teeny Birthday Surprise!

I'm joining in with Ginny at Small Things to tell you about what I'm knitting and reading these days. Pop over to her blog to check out her Yarn Along, and links to others!

I finally ordered the book Teeny Tiny Mochi Mochis and once I'd finished giggling (I LOVE the teeny caveman!), I started knitting. And finished pretty quickly. Then I started another one, and ended up with this:


The acorn and cherry tomato are to show you exactly how teeny tiny these are!

Don't you love how the teeny elephant looks like she is trying to blow out a candle? The friend this will go to collects elephants...figurines and such. I'm pretty sure she doesn't have one like this! Heehee! I love saying teeny-tiny-teeny-tiny as much as possible.

I'm reading Elizabeth Hay's Alone in the Classroom. It's a love story/family history/murder-mystery set in rural Saskatchewan, as well as in a fictional Ottawa Valley town (which I'm guessing is Renfrew); I'm enjoying it so far. Hay's "Late Nights on Air" is also worth reading.
I'm back to work, so knitting and reading time is at a premium. Teeny tinies are perfect for right now. It's a miracle I can even read a novel...I should be reading short stories. Or sonnets. Or haikus.

Yes, haikus are teeny tiny, aren't they?

I'm going to rest my teeny tiny head on my teeny tiny pillow now...have a wonderful Wednesday!

13 comments:

  1. I need to check out the teeny knitting. I totally understand the premium time. I only knit at lunch. As for reading...I sometimes don't even read a chapter but I try to at least read a few pages. I am struggling with my current book, Grace for the Good Girl. I like the message but I can't identify with the author. I am giving her a few more chapters to make her point.

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  2. Oh my that IS tiny, teeeeeeeeeny tiny! And so cute =)

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  3. They're so cute! I love tiny things, and tiny knitting is even better ;)

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  4. They may be teeny tiny (it IS fun to say) but they are FULL of heart! Oh my goodness, these are so darn cute! And they look PERFECT for advent stick stuffers (not-so-teeny-tiny nudge nudge, wink winks). Ha! Now I'm off to follow that link...

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  5. Just finished Alone in the Classroom. It creeped me out a lot, but I really enjoyed it. Another one I just finished all about the Ottawa Valley was Life in the Bush by Roy MacGregor. Such a beautiful story about his father

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  6. THis comment is completely off topic but I just wanted to say as a parent of a Kinder, thank you for taking the time and all the effort you put into your classroom and students. I was just at a meet the teacher night and what a shock! The classroom looks like someone's dingy basement and there are no centers or any creative things set up. I follow your blog and just wanted to say THANK YOU for being a teacher that cares. I'm just really upset my little girl doesn't have one too.

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  7. Those tiny things are just perfect. I'm new to knitting (I've made a scarf and I'm almost done a blanket)--is it possible for a beginner to handle these? I know that Alyce and Shira would love love love these.

    I don't know how to read a pattern. I should probably learn how to do that first.

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  8. Tiny knitting is tricky because the stitches are so small...you'll want to know how to knit in the round (with 4 needles)...
    BUT these patterns can be knit with larger wool/needles to make larger versions! Great toys/stocking stuffers! Maybe I can coach you through, Danielle?

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  9. That would be wonderful! Should I start with larger then? I'll pick up some the double-pointed needles--can you suggest a size? I'm *this* close to finishing my blanket for Shira, and then I'll be ready to start a new project.

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  10. Those are just crazy-cute... (and yes, I love how the elephant looks like she's blowing out candles!)

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  11. Oh my gosh, those are too cute! I've never tried knitting anything that tiny before. Do your hands get all tangled in knots? I'd imagine it takes a bit of patience. Very, very cute though. :)

    ~Cynthia
    brambleberriesintherain.com

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  12. Oh, so cute! My kids would love these!

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  13. how totally adorable! i love the teeny tiny ellie and the teeny wee cupcake, i think i need this tiny book too! your post made me smile :)

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