Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yarn Along--girlie things and Lord of the Rings

I am joining in with Ginny's Wednesday Yarn Along again this week...always such a source of inspiration.  
Una just had a birthday on Monday, and one of her gifts was a new slouchy hat, which, I am afraid, may have turned out a bit too slouchy due to the rather thick cotton yarn (does stretch a bit, and I am unused to knitting with cotton, having only used it for dishcloths and one baby vest in the past).


    Gemma has very sensitive skin and always seems to be too hot.  Really, it will be 66 degrees in the house, and she will be saying, "I hot, Mama!" and peeling off her clothes.  So I am trying to get used to using cotton for her sake.  I am using the Mini Chic pattern once again, but am turning it into a pullover.


Yes, I am slow slow slow with the reading!  I guess I am nearly halfway through The Two Towers now, and am reading The Hobbit aloud to the boys (isn't that the most awful depiction of Gollum and Bilbo ever?)  I have also been reading a bit of The ABC's of Nature, a thrift store find, here and there.

So, what have you been reading and knitting this week?

18 comments:

  1. You're right, the cover on that book is awful! The stories are wonderful, though, and worth reading anytime! The cardigan looks sweet.

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  2. You're right--that is positively the worst representation of Gollum and Bilbo. I had that book for a while and was not at all sad when the puppy chewed it up (particularly as my husband had just bought us a lovely hardcover edition the previous Christmas!).

    But the sweater looks darling!!! :)

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  3. Sorry about the too slouchy hat, but the color is beautiful on your daughter. Can you wash and dry the hat to make it shrink up? I haven't knit with cotton very often so I'm not sure of its qualities. And the purple Mini Chic is wonderful! Thrift stores are the way to go!

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  4. Nice hat....I think our girls would get along well. I just finished a hat for my 10 year old, crocheted, though! A summery hat, as I made her a thicker slouchy hat in the winter.

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  5. I love that purple! I have the Lord of the Rings sitting on my shelf, all three books in one volume, so it is a little daunting, but I really do want to start it! I have to stop requesting gardening books from the library first though...i get distracted easily :-)

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  6. The sweater looks lovely and I am really liking the slouchy hat!
    I have yet to read the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as The Hobbit. However, it is on my list of books that I must read this year!! :)

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  7. I think Una's hat (reminds me of a snood) looks beautiful on her! Her coloring is lovely. +JMJ+

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  8. Oh my, what a hideous cover! I want to re-read The Hobbit, it's been too long.

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  9. Whoa thanks for the thick cotton yarn warning. I have to stash that away in my head for when I knit a hat with cotton. I don't think you are a slow reader. Those books are super long! :)

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  10. Hello! Sweater for Gemma I really like. It has a beautiful color!

    And please look into my blog, there is a surprise for you. :)
    http://letitia-tiba.blogspot.com/2012/04/odmeny-za-krmidla-ocenenie.html
    Happy day! Letitia from Slovakia.

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  11. That hat looks adorable on your daughter. I can't wait to knit for my children (when I get them:).

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  12. Is it too big? It looks lovely on your daughter.

    That is a weird, and slightly off-putting, front cover for the Hobbit. Ah well. At least the story inside should be the same.

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  13. What a beautiful hat. It almost looks like a snood. Very cool.

    That Mini Chic pattern is so pretty and that is a gorgeous shade of purple.

    btw…Yes. That is the worst depiction of Gollum and Bilbo I think I've ever seen, lol!

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  14. I agree the cover looks weird, but the main thing in the book is its content, isn't it?
    And I really like this slouchy hat, it's so beautiful on Una!

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  15. Just stopped by to let you know I featured one of your etsy items on my blog here:
    http://plain-jane-remembrances.blogspot.ca/2012/04/in-honour-of-mothers.html

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  16. Thank you so much, Natalie! I see I am in very good company, too!

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  17. Una's hat looks fabulous! Such a pretty color.
    We have six different Hobbits here and that one is certainly the one everbody loves to hate. Anna says that if you saw the other LOTR covers by Michael Herring you wouldn't think the Bilbo and Gollum picture looks so bad. ha!

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  18. Kimberlee--you are right! Ugh! They are dreadful...Legolas looks absolutely gross with a mullet!

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