Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog, on Instagram (#yarnalong), or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

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This week I’ve been working on several projects, but I am knitting on my grey goose shawl the most because it is so easy to work on during the day while I am with my kids.  Funny thing about kids, the way that the older ones run if they notice the camera, but my youngest always want to be in pictures.  Beatrix is a regular photo-bomber these days.  If she notices me taking pictures, she is sure to insert herself in the frame.

I’m reading Simplifying the Soul, and while it is written to be read over the weeks of Lent starting at the beginning, I just started it.  I actually bought it a few years ago, but put it on a shelf and forgot about it.  I am finding the first part on simplifying space to be really helpful.  Proof is in the fact that I cleaned behind and under my refrigerator today.  The assignment was to clean a hidden space and not to tell anyone in the family.  Of course they all know because they were in the room….

The exciting news is that I have a new Yarn Along button!  The wonderfully talented Leanne made it and I love it! Don’t worry, the old ones still work, but if you would like to swap out your Yarn Along buttons for the new one, you can grab the code below:


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April Sponsor News

Welcome to the newest Small Things sponsors!

handmade leather shoesAurora Shoe Co.
:: We are a small group of dedicated artisans who have been making shoes in our rural, upstate New York town since the early 1990s. Our shoes are like our surroundings – beautiful in their simplicity and organic in their form. We use American made materials and assemble all of our shoes in house and by hand. With a focus on comfort, durability and quality American materials, we are proud to create shoes that reflect your values and lifestyle.

farmstays and gotland yarn
Vermont Grand View Farm ::  Welcomes overnight farmstay guests to experience life on a rural Gotland sheep farm. We offer custom fiber art classes and retreats to visitors. Our lovely wool yarn and roving may be purchased through our online store-The Gotland Wool Company. Follow life on the farm at our blog-Living With Gotlands, or on instagram @vtgrandviewfarm.


graphic design for knittersThree Boys Design::  My name is Leanne Coppola and I am a graphic designer, wife, mom of three boys, a daughter of alpaca farmers and an obsessed knitter.  My blog is Arrow Acres Farm.  I have been working as a graphic designer for the past 14 years and I have been focusing on combining my two greatest loves:  graphic design and knitting. I specialize in meeting the knitting pattern designers’ needs with the graphic design of the printed patterns.  I am beyond thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to be the designer for the new Yarn Along button.

Please contact me if you are interested in sponsorship for your business!