Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Yarn Along--the Mad Hatter



I'm back for my first Yarn Along in many weeks.  I really didn't feel that posting half-finished hats makes for a very interesting post, but I can't show you pictures of them on heads until after Christmas. In the above basket, I have two gray slouchy hats for two of my boys and a black Watchman's cap for another.  I'll be knitting one more hat after I finish this one, and then, if I have time, I will squeeze in a couple of pairs of fingerless mitts.  And the bag above?  A birthday gift from a friend and kindred spirit.  Just the right size for a small knitting project.

As for reading, I have put aside The Unvanquished and am currently just reading to the kids.  I have a number of things in the seasonal book basket to read, and I have Farmer Boy on the shelf, waiting for me to finish the post-Civil War era kids' book, Shades of Gray.

How's your holiday knitting coming along?

8 comments:

  1. your hats look great. last christmas i made the kids each a hat and a pair of fingerless mitts. it is such a great gift. :)

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  2. Welcome back to the yarn along!

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  3. Can you direct me to a pattern for the watchman's cap? I am having a hard itme finding one I like... thank you!

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  4. I really need to make some hats, I am not sure if I'll get to it this year! Nice Job!

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  5. Are you on Ravelry, Olivia? The watchman's cap pattern is so easy, and it's free, and I now have a link to it in my post.

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  6. I love, love your basket of hats and am going to check out the patterns as I would like to make my husband one before Christmas.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  7. Oh, Nadja, FARMER BOY! When I was a girl, I did not read it because it was not about Laura and her family. I first read it as an adult to my children... I fell in love with it! I need to pull it out of the closet and read it to John. Since his young adult brothers are on their own, he is surrounded by sisters; so reading together, just the two of us, is something we both enjoy very much. Thank you for the reminder of this wonderful book! Peace +JMJ+

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  8. Thanks for linking to the pattern. I've seen this one. I'll give it a try!

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