Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yarn Along: Preparing

My mother presented me with this little pair of socks, accompanied by the yarn she used to make them! With a strand of lace weight yarn in the same shade, I've started another Maile baby bonnet (free pattern available here!) I made earlier this week, but the dark yarn I used didn't really do the lace pattern justice. Isn't it just delicious to make tiny things, imagining the round little head or teeny little toes that will fill your work in a few weeks' time? Because my older three children were spaced fairly close together, I didn't have as much time for knitting. This baby has a veritable trousseau of hand knit garments to keep her warm!

Alice Hoffman is a favourite these days, with her magical realism, small town settings, and delving into the things that haunt us...our past, lost loves, family history, and so on. As I slow my pace down and prepare for the beginning of maternity leave (Friday is my last day of work!), I'm craving long mornings in bed with a good book. Now, I'll admit, I've always been a fan of this activity from an early age. But now it is sinking in that my days of relative freedom are drawing to a temporary close as I prepare to nurture this babe and her big sisters and brother through the next stage of parenthood.

Be sure to pop by Small Things to share in Ginny's brilliant Yarn Along!

10 comments:

  1. That's very nice yarn - the perfect color for a little one.

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  2. I've been wanting to read an Alice Hoffman book - can you recommend one to start with? What a beautiful gift - and baby knits are just the best. I love how the bonnet is turning out with both yarns - that lace yarn really adds a nice depth to it!

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    1. Tess,
      I LOVED her most recent book, "The Red Garden", and Practical Magic is a classic. Illumination Night was quite compelling too! She's a great writer so enjoy!

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    2. Thanks so much! One of these will definitely be my next read! :)

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  3. Enjoy your mornings in bed with your book. I miss those days. Now the only time I read in bed is at night and it's not that long before I'm asleep!

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  4. so exciting, just a few more days of work left... how i miss being pregnant, that excitement as the day draws near, that mystery day when you get to meet that wee little someone you already know.
    and baby knits, heavenly!

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  5. What beautiful yarn! It looks so soft.

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  6. Friday is your last day of work???? Wow! And wow to those socks too. So adorable. It must be such a delight knitting things in great anticipation of babe's arrival. She is going to have the most gorgeous clothing!

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  7. I think I have a book here by Anne. I must pull it out to read. Thanks for the recommendation. And that hat is adorable.

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