Archives for August 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! ~

Yarn Along

Beatrix’s cardigan is finished minus buttons, and I have already cast one on for Larkspur.   I’m excited about my first effort at writing a sweater pattern.  I also cast on a vest for Keats this week, but he doesn’t know it, and I hope to keep it a surprise.  Honestly, this isn’t what I want to be knitting right now.  Keats requested a rainbow vest last winter (rainbow minus pink or purple he specified) and while I did find yarn that met his specifications, I didn’t get around to casting on.  I realize that he won’t be interested in wearing a rainbow vest for much longer and I will regret it if I don’t fulfill his wish.  Purling with yarn that doesn’t have much spring is really hard on my left hand, so I will have to take my time.  Thankfully, once I reach the body, the vest will be straight stockinette in the round.  So, a row here and a row there, hopefully I will finish this up for Christmas.

I’m reading The Betrothed and really enjoying it.


Grab a button for your post or sidebar! 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 August Sponsors:

Welcome to new sponsors:

Will Save Nine  ::  combines traditional knitting techniques with today’s style for fashionable women’s garments and accessories that are fun to knit!

Butterbean ::  Healthy sunscreen for little sprouts

The Blog Maven ::   In addition to moving blogs to WordPress, Jeni helps bloggers grow their blogs while remaining true to their unique style.  She moved my blog to WordPress last year.

Welcome back!

Alphabet Glue ::  Volume eight launches today!  Alphabet Glue is an e magazine for families who love books featuring fun paper crafts and book lists

Springtree Road ::  Gorgeous dyed by hand modern luxury yarns

Brambleberry Yarns :: Beautiful, high quality, plant dyed yarns and fibers.  Check out Cynthia’s new website!

Dandelion Dream ::  offering organic and eco-friendly shirts lovingly printed with hand carved images.

Wooly Moss Roots ::  gorgeous handmade wooden buttons, herbal goodness, and wooly delights.

Lusa Organics ::  naturally sourced and primarily organic body care for adults, babies, and children

Stubby Pencil Studio :: eco friendly art supplies and other creative goodies

Little Bird Vintage Designs ::  spreading warmth, love and happiness throughout the world, with blankets, lovies, and t-shirts and totes which feature appliqued hand painted animals on each.

Twist & Twine ::  unique hand dyed yarns

Homestead Drying Racks ::  meeting all your laundry and homestead needs (check out their gorgeous handmade wooden drying racks!)

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

Frost Lane ::  an eclectic mix of handmade sketchbooks, toys, and household items

Please visit these lovely small businesses, and look for giveaways every weekend this month!
Thank you all for your support, it means so much!
For information on sponsorship, email me at ginnysheller(at)gmail(dot)com