Wednesday, August 1, 2012

yarn along time!


I have been looking at this beautiful off-white alpaca yarn for two years.  Every time I go to the store, I see it, and it calls to me.  I have wanted to use it to make Emma a hat, but haven't done it.  Last year I even broke down and bought the yarn, and still looked at it lovingly in my basket.  I don't know what was holding me back from knitting an almost white hat for my very active 4 year old (did my sarcasm come through there?), but I finally decided to start it.  She may not wear this hat all the time for outdoor play, but it will be very cute on her, and that is what really matters to me right now!

As far as reading goes, well I am still on my fluffy romance kick.  I don't know what draws me in to these insane love stories.  But, they suck me in every time.  Girl meets boy, boy is damaged in some crazy way, boy softens because of girl, and then they get married.  Every.single.time.  Perhaps I am just looking to these stories as faith in humanity with all the craziness that is going on in the world.  Or maybe I am so burnt out from reading so much non-fiction over the past several years that I cracked.

After the garden disaster this year, I think maybe I need to start looking into gardening books for people with black thumbs.  I have always had good results, but these past two years haven't been so great.  I am sure it is that I am trying to do too much, and getting my hopes up too high.  Maybe next year I will start smaller, or maybe be more organized.  Or perhaps getting chickens at around the same time I was supposed to be doing the garden was a mistake!

I think that I need to get some new yarn and new books though.  I haven't been very motivated for knitting or finding a good book recently.  There is always the library, but after so many countless hours spent at Barnes and Noble, I realize the dewey decimal system is not for me.  I need to see the book covers to be drawn to even pick up the book.  Perhaps I need to make a trip to Barnes and Noble, and then make a list of books to request from the library.  That seems like a good idea :-)  And I am tired of looking at the same scraps of yarn in my stash.  I need to make a little blanket out of the scraps and then finally allow myself a shopping trip!

I am linking up at the yarn along.  Looking forward to finding some inspiration this week!  Bring it on guys!

18 comments:

  1. Your yarn looks lovely. Where do you get your needles. I tend to use wood but recently I have had lots of breakages and was thinking of investing in good metal, yours look like just the thing.

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    1. I have gotten all of my needles at AC Moore or Michaels. I know that my circular needles are Susan Bates needles...but I don't know about my other ones. I have no idea if they are good needles really though. They are what I found when I first started knitting, and haven't had any problems. I typically use metal unless they are really thick needles, because I am always concerned I will break them :-)

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  2. The white yarn looks really yummy! Are you enjoying working with it?
    I feel the same way about the dewey decimal system so I use the online service that lets you search and find what you're looking for on the computer. Often I search exclusively for books on my amazon wishlist!

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  3. Making a book list at the bookstore (or I find a book on a blog and then go to Amazon to look more) and then seeing if my library has it is the way to go. I try to do that before purchasing a book - that way, I can try it out first so to speak before plunking money down.

    Maybe the white hat should be for you? :)

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  4. I've heard a lot about the book Wild by Susan Cain. It's about a woman who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail. I'm going to check at the library to see if they have it.

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  5. This yarn looks lovely and so cosy!

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  6. ah beautiful white yarn.....your daughter will love lovely in it!!! I agree, I too love to look at the covers of the books to be drawn in!

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  7. Alpaca is one of my favorites. That will make a great hat. I hear you about the gardening books. Iv'e chalked up my black thumbs to just not having enough time in my day to take care of it. Oh well. Thanks goodness for the Farmers Market.

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  8. Sometimes romance novels are a good transition to better fiction. Especially if one needs a little break for all the crazyness in the world. :-)

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  9. Yay to finally casting on a beautiful hat out of some lovely fiber. I sometimes think a long time on what I want to make and with what yarn. Makes it more special!

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  10. I exactly know your hesitation with the white yarn! I'm feeling the same way, but with white fabric in a quilt pattern I'm contemplating ... looks gorgeous, but just feels like a foolish decision for a toddler quilt! :-D

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  11. Gorgeous yarn! Just like a fluffy cloud...

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  12. This yarn will be beautiful on Emma's skin! It's lovely!

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  13. i can see why you had to have that beautiful yarn!

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  14. yay, a little white alpaca hat will be gorgeous! Worth any extra washing i'm sure:)Ive been loving predictable romances too lately. There quite ridiculous some times but the cheesier the better, so long as its well written

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  15. I'm sure it will be a gorgeous hat. I do the list thing, also from magazine/newspaper reviews, then reserve them online at the library!

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  16. The yarn looks gorgeous - as I am sure your hat will be.
    Some times fluffy reading is all that we need to take our mind off the big things and get our perspective back. Enjoy

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