Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yarn Along: early morning edition

It's 6:30 a.m. and I have kids to rouse and ready for school, and myself to prepare for a day of work teaching little ones. But here I am, just the same, because who can resist the call to share what one is knitting and reading? Hop on over to Ginny's Small Things to share your own, and to visit other Yarn Alongs.
Knitting socks is yet another obsession. There's something luxurious about creating a sock that fits YOU's like secretly wearing saucy lingerie under your jeans. I almost feel guilty spending so much time and effort on something for myself to wear. On my feet

I said almost

I received Sarah Ban Breathnach's "Peace and Plenty" as a birthday gift. Like Simple Abundance, it's a gently encouraging kind of book, chronicling her spiral into financial disaster and how she's steadily climbing out. It's full of thrifty tips and little wisdoms for these economically challenging times.

It is a work day for me, and it's got to begin now; however, I do hope to find a moment in the day to visit YOUR Yarn Alongs. Thanks for visiting mine!


  1. ANOTHER gorgeous sock! I am so glad that you added that "almost". And you made me giggle with the comparison to saucy lingerie. Then you top it off with a book full of thrifty tips! I'm practically drooling (and to be clear, I am in no way being sarcastic - but you know that).

  2. A beautiful sock. I have a little addiction myself and always keep one in my purse to work on when I have a moment or two.

  3. I should get that book BEFORE the spiral begins..
    Love your sock!

  4. Love you sock :) That books sounds great, adding it to my book list...this yarn along is creating a long book list :) Hope you have a great day.

  5. loving your rainbow socks and thanks for the book recommendation!

  6. What a lovely sock, the colours are amazing. I love happy looking feet!

  7. I have that same book! Do you have a favorite knitting book? There are so many. I would love to learn how to make socks.

    1. Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Without Tears is a fave; I've heard good reviews of "Knitter's Almanac" as well. I also love "Stitch and Bitch" as a good all-purpose resource (definitions of terms, some cute patterns, etc)...


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