Archives for February 1, 2012

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  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 or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

February 1 Yarn Along

It’s February 1 and Valentine’s Day will be here shortly.  I do believe that true love is knitting 30 cm of ribbing, so that’s what I am doing this week because Jonny needs a new hat.   He isn’t picky at all, so he didn’t get involved in choosing the pattern (well he claims he isn’t picky–but I doubt he would wear a super dorky hat.)  I am following the Yarn Harlot’s Lorne’s Hat pattern because I really wanted to make sure that the hat would be snug, and all that ribbing ensures that it will be.  I meant to have it finished by now, but goodness, all that ribbing.  Valentine’s Day at the latest….

I am reading These Happy Golden Years this week, and right now I feel like it is my favorite of all the Little House books.  I love reading about Almanzo’s courtship of Laura; the sweetness and the innocence of it all.  Which Little House book is your favorite?



Visit the Yarn Along page for additional button colors!
Below is a linky list if you’d like to link up and join the Yarn Along.
(1) Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your blog post or your specific Flickr photo and not your main blog URL or Flickr Photostream. Please be sure and link to your current Yarn Along post, and not a Yarn Along post from a previous week.
(2) Include a link back to this post in your blog post or on your flickr photo page so that others who may want to join the Yarn Along can find us!
(3) If you have any trouble linking up, just email me and I will help you!
You can also join the Flickr Yarn Along group to share your knitting and reading photos anytime!

Welcome February Sponsors

Introducing new sponsors:

Earthy Mama Goods handcrafted Waldorf inspired toys, cloth menstrual pads, and wool art dolls

Mamma 4 Earth Waldorf inspired knitted toys, adorable knitted toy patterns, and handspun yarn.

The Wood Garden all natural, handcrafted wooden toys for babies and children

Cupcake Tree hand carved rubber stamps

One Bite at a Time  an e-book from the author of Organized Simplicity that brings you 52 ideas for simplifying your life. You can do them in any order, at your own pace, and customize them to fit your needs.

Action Pack  a downloadable high quality e-magazine for creative curious kids who love to do stuff!

And returning sponsors:

Brambleberry Yarns :: Beautiful, high quality naturally dyed yarns and fibers.  Be sure to visit, as Cynthia has lots of gorgeous new yarn in the shop, and will be adding more in the coming weeks.  Use coupon code SMTHINGS10 for 10% off your entire order February 1-15.

Springtree Road ::  Mama dyed yarn in fantastic colorways (check out her new Julep Worsted!)

Dandelion Dream ::  offering organic and eco-friendly shirts lovingly printed with hand carved images.  This shop is currently using its funds to help adopt a baby girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Aurora Shoe Company :: Simple, handmade leather shoes that are timeless in style and universal in their appeal

Sweet Basil Fibre Works ::  Absolutely gorgeous, eco friendly hand dyed yarn

Frost Lane ::  Bret and Nadja Van der Stroom raise a few animals and six children on a couple of rural acres in Tennessee.  Their Etsy shop, Frost Lane, features an eclectic mix of handmade sketchbooks, toys, and household items they enjoy making and using themselves

Folk City :: A collection of eclectic vintage items as well as a variety of artful, one-of-a-kind creations

Please consider visiting these lovely small businesses!
Thank you all for your support!
For information on sponsorship, email me at ginnysheller(at)gmail(dot)com