Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yarn Along

Time with needles in my hand has been vastly curtailed by the arrival of Norah Dell, although sometimes when the circumstances are right (read: she is asleep in the sling and her older siblings are occupied) I've been known to knit while doing the rock-dip-sway that infants seem to prefer.

A rash of births amongst friends has necessitated the creation of many Aviatrix hats. I no longer use the pattern, so many of these have I knit...two a week for the past two weeks! It's just such a fun knit, and I'm especially enjoying using up bits of self-striping sock yarn to create these hats. The design is so clever and effective, and choosing a perfect button is a joy. 

I also started a slouch hat for myself, inspired by Soulemama, of course. I can't find the pattern and can't remember where it came from...will link to it some other time.

I finally ordered some patterns from the inimitable Linda Dawkins of Natural Suburbia. Check out her patterns at her etsy shop here. I'll be knitting a rainbow horse for Margot for her birthday (if I could ever get knitting after she's in bed and before I fall asleep)!

As for reading...well, I pop a Petzl headlamp on my head at night and read a few pages of Diana Gabaldon's Voyager before passing out. This is the fourth time I've read her series of seven (so far) books. And I love them, every single time.

Seed catalogues and gardening books are waiting for my attention, and I have a few books on order through Amazon and Chapters/Indigo. I'll write about those next week, where I can hopefully show you the progress on my horse!

Please stop by Ginny's blog to share your own Yarn Along!

18 comments:

  1. I love those books, too. Even years after finishing them I think about the characters. I've even gotten B to start reading them! (:

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  2. Love Linda's patterns, currently finishing up a whale for Valentine's Day...hoping the little man will love it. Love the hats.

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  3. Love these little hats! Visiting from Small Things Blog!

    Sheila

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  4. I can see why you enjoy making these hats, they're adorable!

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  5. Such a great hats! I need to knit some of those. My favorite is that variegated blue.

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  6. All of those hats are just lovely! I love knitting baby hats, especially with familiar patterns where I can just be on "auto-pilot!"

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  7. The hats are adorable! I'll have to remember that the next time I need to make a baby gift.

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  8. I love the Aviatrix. Have made several myself for baby presents. I haven't finished the last Diana Gabaldon in the series. It's so ling I keep putting it down.

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  9. I still haven't attempted the aviatrix hat, although my stash of baby hats is sizable. Maybe time to try something new? They are adorable!

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  10. keep knitting! The program I co-ordinate is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. They recently released a Stats Can report that Canada is experiencing a " baby boomlet". The largest upswing in births since post second world war. It came as no surprise to me! I've been hopping to keep up with all these new mommas for 18 months now.

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  11. Love those hats. Must have a go at that pattern!

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  12. That hat confounded me - perhaps I should give it a second look. I really like these yarn along posts!

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  13. the babies are going to love their hats!! I like the idea of a head lamp to read a book :)

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  14. Your knitting is just gorgeous. I also like her books - enjoy!

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  15. oh Stephanie, I LOVE her Outlander series so much. I can't wait for the 8th one to come out this fall. I even went to the Fergus Highland Games 2 years ago to meet Diana Gabaldon! (and it was well worth it!)

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  16. You've memorized the Aviatrix? Wow! You are definitely turning out some beautiful examples..

    Blessings, Debbie

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  17. Yeah, that memorizing of the Aviatrix impresses me to no end too, as does the end product! You are my knitting hero. And I chuckled cuz I've just searched out a slouchy hat pattern too. But I may do some fingerless mitts first.

    Hugs...

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