Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yarn Along

Yarn Along

The permission that breastfeeding grants you to just stop, sit down and feed, has gone a fair way towards granting me reading time lately. Though at other times my breastfeeding multi-tasking has included making puzzles, finishing a row of knitting, buttering toast or dressing a toddler. When you throw in a fair bit of baby gazing, I'm surprised I get any reading done at all. And yet I have. Since last week I have finished this book and I'm half way through this one. I'm feeling inspired and positive about my future knitting plans, as well as my intention to return to the jewellery bench soon.

My first Madelinetosh yarn arrived yesterday and I have been enjoying looking at it and touching it, as one does with new yarn. I have however made myself a promise to finish the hot water bottle cozy, Emerson's blanket and Emerson's raglan sweater before making a start with this wool, lest I add to the unfinished pile...
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Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along.

14 comments:

  1. Hello, I absolutely heart those vintage dresses, they make me oww and ahhh. Great photograph as well! Thank you for popping over to my blog. I have had such a lovely read this morning catching up on one of my favourite childhood picnic spots, Wellington Point. I am a Brisbane girl. I'd love you to follow me along and keep up to date with my Rowantree, vintage inspired clothing collection, my fibro beach shack makeover and all the other bits and pieces that make up my life. I'm following you along. x Roberta

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  2. I tell you, no one multitasks like a mother!!! I had a chuckle reading this, amazing how much you can do with a baby attached. Excited to hear your plans to return to the jewelry bench, love your pieces (though it's not like you haven't got enough on the go!)..x

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  3. I tell you, no one multitasks like a mother!!! I had a chuckle reading this, amazing how much you can do with a baby attached. Excited to hear your plans to return to the jewelry bench, love your pieces (though it's not like you haven't got enough on the go!)..x

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  4. I found myself nodding, remembering back to the times when I was multitasking with a babe attached...though I must admit I did relish the times where I was just still. The early morning hours were my favourite :)
    After completing the Milo vest I have reignited my passion for knitting and looking forward to completing many more projects this winter.
    x

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  5. I'm really excited about the Divided Heart book, Christina. It sounds fascinating. I guess multitasking is what we do - it's more about 'focus' I think. I had to stop painting because I just could not do it and look after my kids properly (or at all!). I would get so totally consumed and in the zone with painting I'd have no idea what they were up to ;) Maybe one day I'll go back to painting but really I'm having too much fun crafting! Loving your current projects :) Kx

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  6. I'm also reading The Divided Heart at the moment - I've just finished the first 'interview' . I'm really enjoying it so far. . I've just discovered your blog and your posts are making me a little homesick for Brisbane. I'm hoping we move back there some time this year.

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  7. Ohhh I love Madelintosh yarn although have never made anything with it!

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  8. I have Madelinetosh yarn fantasies. Oh, dear. If only I could settle on a colour... So many to choose from. What are you making with yours?

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  9. Oh my. Madeline Tosh yarns. I love them but must restrain myself ($). What a beautiful color. I like the soft light in your photograph as well. And baby gazing? Perfect thing to do. I think I'm going to put the Divided Heart on hold at my library - this is something that I've always 'struggled' with. Now that my kids are older, I find more time to be creative. I'm curious what the author says. Thanks.

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  10. I have never tried Madeline Tosh yarns but have an itchin' too! So lovely! The color you have is gorgeous!

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  11. Yarn stroking can be very therapeutic! Can't say that about the stuff I'm using at the moment, sadly! Look forward to seeing what it gets made in to. Best wishes.

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  12. I cannot say how much I love Madtosh yarn!!!! It is my all time favorite :) Have fun knitting with it!

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  13. Madeline Tosh...mmmmmmmmmm. So yummy! I just sent a couple skeins off in a swap package and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done :)!! Ha! I need to order myself some more. Have fun with it!

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  14. such a sweet time right now. love to remember those moments of nursing and cuddling gazing and reading, and yes, with permission. :)
    which colorway is the mt? i've been looking at hicory and badlands, there are a few browns i'm deciding between. mt is my favorite, everything knit up in it is so special.
    thank you so much for the love, i'm so touched and to be in such good company.
    xox lori

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