Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Little Beginnings

{Won't you join in the Yarn Along with Ginny this week?}

It's been a casting on sort of week since we got home on Sunday. It was warm enough here when we left on our vacation, but now that we're home again it is definitely on its way to truly being autumn. I haven't had to turn on the heat just yet, but the cooler evenings and mornings definitely inspired the casting on of a few fall/winter knits.

The rainbow-y colored ribbing is going to become thumbless mittens for Ellie and also a pair of mittens for Ezra. He picked out this yarn when we visited the Nerd Girl Yarns booth at Maker's Faire back in June and specifically asked them to be made into mittens. The colorway is Fantastical Fastener on a fingering weight- which means I'm knitting mittens on US 2 DPNs.

The white is the beginnings of my first hat for Halos of Hope. The Knitmore Girls are taking part in a friendly competition between podcasters to bring as many hats as possible to Stitches West to benefit Halos of Hope. And as if the contest itself weren't enough, they are offering prizes to people who participate, including some of Jasmin's own handspun. I'm starting now, and aiming to knit as many hats as I can between now and the middle of February.

I'm still reading Wuthering Heights, but failing to see the attraction. I think I would have loved it if I had read it at 16, but now as a married mother of three who rather enjoys a drama-less existence, I'm not such a fan of the drama for silly reasons. The language does make me want to read Austen next though- maybe Emma or Mansfield Park? I have a few things waiting at the library too when I get a chance to pick them up.


  1. Fun looking yarn for mitts.
    Thanks for sharing the link to Halos of Hope, i'd never heard of it. I'd love to knit some hats for them.

  2. I want to knit a hat for Halos as well. I probably won't get to it till Christmas time though. Fall is definitely on the way!

  3. Oh I love Wuthering Heights for all the reasons you do not like it :) Oh well, we all have different tastes in reading. Maybe the next book will be THE book. Love your projects !

  4. Love the colorful yarn. I have never been able to get into reading Wuthering Heights, neither as a teen nor in recent years.

  5. I've tried to reading Wuthering Heights once before but just couldn't get into it. Love the yarn for the mittens though. They're going to be so much fun.

  6. I love casting on! And that colorful yarn will make such cute mitts!!!

  7. Hi :) happened upon your blog and wantes to strongly reccommend Jane Eyre! Try it and see..just an overall good book I would say. :]


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