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! ~

I have cute knitting to share this week!  These little acorn ornaments knit up very quickly, and are lots of fun make.  My children don’t approve of my color choices.  I think they want me to knit them in “real” acorn colors.  Actually, I do think I would like that too, but I like the bright colors for ornaments.  The pattern is available here, and my Ravelry notes are here.  I plan to knit more of these!

I’ve been reading Christmas Remembered in the evenings.  Sometimes I read aloud to my kids and sometimes I read it to myself in bed with a headlamp on so that I don’t wake Silas.  Tomie dePaola recounts Christmas memories from his past, and there is something lovely and cozy about his stories.

 

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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!

 



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  3. I instantly purchased the pattern and started knitting acorns too! :)

  4. sam lamb says:

    super cute acorns – whatever colour!

  5. Sandra says:

    I’ve always enjoyed your yarn along posts and have finally decided to join in. :o)

    Those acorns are so sweet and are great for ornaments. Thanks for the link to the pattern. I’m off to check it out.

  6. Meadow says:

    Sweet acorns!

  7. Rachel says:

    Love those acorns! We’re getting our tree this weekend, and I can see a few of these little guys decking our halls. :-)

  8. Heather L. says:

    The acorns are adorable! If only I had more knitting time (or fewer projects I am trying to get done). The book sounds good too…..

  9. Tina says:

    I love your knitted acorns, super cute!

  10. Julia says:

    I was just talking to a friend about knitting another friend an acorn, that pattern looks nicer than the one I found. Thanks!

  11. Kelli Mayhorn says:

    Love your little acorn ornaments! Oh how I wish i could knit that small! I recently started stitch and purl’s sunshine vest and the size 6 needles are something to work with! It’s the first time I’ve knit something so small. I doubt I could advance to these acorns or socks (shutter) anytime soon.
    I love visiting your yarn along. I wish my blog was in shape to share as well. I’ve neglected it for far too long. I did do one yarn along in January, but I’m so slack I started and restarted the very same project several times! Oy. In fact, I’m working on it yet again. A prayer shawl for my upcoming birth. It’s an easy knit, I’m just impatient. :). So your multiple works a week astonish me!
    Blessings on your day, Ginny!
    Kelli

  12. Sylvia says:

    Love the acorns!

  13. Sharron says:

    Oh I love those! I’ll have to try them. I’ve never made anything so small.

  14. Marilyn says:

    Those are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Noémie says:

    Little acorns are so cute, I love it ! ♥

  16. MotherOwl says:

    Now without misspelling my own alias ;) I have a question. Are those acorn also knitted in two parts and sewn together like the ones I know?

    PS. I like your brigthly coloured acorns.

  17. MoyherOwl says:

    Cute acorns. When (if) I’m done with the mittens I think they’ll be a nice change. So small and cute. Thanks for the idea and pattern ;)

  18. Jen Letts says:

    So cute! I love knitting in minature!!!

    (Plus it’s FAST!)

  19. Martha says:

    I think I’m going to try to make a crocheted ♥ variation of those cute lil acorns!

  20. Desiree says:

    I love those acorns! Thanks for sharing the pattern. A few of them might end up on our tree as well :)

  21. Tracy Joyner says:

    I just love visiting the Yarn Along each week! Thank you for hosting such a great fibery party.
    TracyAnn of http://www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

  22. Angela says:

    Looks like a fun little project to knit, Ginny. I haven’t read that book in ages – need to order it from the library to share with the kids!

    By the way, I hadn’t yet found your blog last year, but a few days ago saw your post from last year on the beeswax nativity made in a chocolate mold. We just bought a seven lb block of local beeswax to make modeling wax and candles, and would like to make several nativity sets as Christmas gifts from it as well. The link you gave indicates the mold is no longer available. I am hoping to make a trek out to the cake and confection supply shop and find a suitable replacement. Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for the idea. :)

  23. Mary says:

    What cute acorns! I wonder if I’d have the patience to make enough of them for a garland? Not lately, I’m afraid :)

  24. Those acorns are too cute! Thanks for sharing the link Ginny, now I know what Christmas ornament I will be making for family next year. Perfect!

  25. annie says:

    Stephinie (from Gypsy Forest) just sent me an awesome surprise package that had the biggest acorn lids that I have ever, ever in my life seen. Maybe I should knit some acorns for them! Oh, and today is the day. I am officially advanced maternal age!

  26. Gilly says:

    From little acorns . . . These are so sweet!

  27. I absolutely love Tomie DePaola. I worked with him in Portland Public Schools (in OR) and it was amazing to see how the children just totally adored his stories. Somehow, I haven’t read that one so I can’t wait to check that one out from our library.
    Acorns! Perfect use of ends of skeins. I make Easter eggs with left overs in the Spring, but this is just perfect for fall..

  28. Aww the acorns are really cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

  29. Donna says:

    Those acorns are adorable!!!

  30. Claudine says:

    Oh, Tomie dePaola is wonderful! Glad to hear that his stories are giving your season such goodness.

  31. Those acorns are adorable! Perfect for some instant gratification knitting!

  32. Heather says:

    Oops. I added last week’s Yarn Along post. This is the correct one: http://esmerlda27.blogspot.com/2012/12/let-it-snow.html

    Love those acorns. This week is snowflakes for me. A bit of crochet, which I dare say I am getting a wee bit better at!

  33. DeliaKnits says:

    Too cute!

  34. Kim says:

    Love the acorns, I actually purchased that pattern last week. Hoping to knit some up this week.

  35. Those are just darling! And perfect for those of us who get inspired to make wee things at the last minute… ; )

  36. Theresa says:

    I like the red acorn. :) I once had acorn bells I bought during my frivolous college days when Eddie Bauer Home would deliver to my dorm. They were gold with silver leaves and I pretended they were from Lorien. Actually, I still do….

  37. Tracey says:

    Your are right Ginny, your knitting this week is cute and now I want to knit a few acorns myself.

    We have Christmas Remembered too and it is one of my favorite books, I do adore Tomie De Paola’s writings and illustrations.

  38. Joy says:

    Those little acorns are quite cute, but I think I agree with your kids. :)

  39. KC says:

    Love those acorns! :)

  40. Emily says:

    I love the acorns!

  41. Gretchen R says:

    I love the acorns! I’ve been getting mini stockings done for ornaments here and there, and those acorns would go with them perfectly!

    I slept later than usual, and figured I’d be way down the list for your Yarn Along today. I guess sleeping in has it’s rewards sometimes!

  42. Ginny, I love that book!!! Actually I love everything Tomie de Paola!! I just read your post from yesterday and was reading Lisa’s post. Thank you as a child who knew what it was like to go to bed hungry for doing the giveaway for her!! I am still postpartum but I think the tears would have flowed the same either way.

  43. karen says:

    So cute! I like how little they are. Isn’t it funny they want realistic colors? My knitting has been slowed down as I recover from too much knitting (as if there was ever such a thing!). I hope you have a lovely Wednesday, it’s sunny here in PA so maybe you have the same sun!!

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