Saturday, January 3

The Tenth Day of Christmas...

The children received a picture book, Winter by Gerda Muller today. They did a pretty good job of looking at the pictures together, though our daughter was rather possessive of the book when her brother dared to touch it.

In other news, I've begun knitting! I was given a dvd and huge ball of yarn from a friend for Christmas and I tried it out last night for the first time. Though I had my doubts that one could learn to knit from a dvd, I have! Yay!

Edited to Add: I was given The Yarn Ball set. I could only find it on ebay, but I think that it is a worthwhile purchase...

11 comments:

Pres. Kathy said...

Good luck on your knitting!

Marina said...

Wow! That's fantastic! Would you mind sharing the name of your knitting DVD? I'm hoping to learn too :)

Mrs. Mutton said...

Have been enjoying your blog, even though I don't comment that much -- but I had to say about knitting: Watch out. If you aren't careful, it will take over your life, instantly de-stress you, and lead you down the winding wool path to the World of Sheep, and before you know it you will end up a Certified Wool Snob. PS: I *highly* recommend Elizabeth Zimmermann's books. I have them all -- she was the one who charmed me out of following books and into creating my own ewe-nique patterns. Welcome to the Sisterhood of Knitters! PPS: The Mitten is one of my all-time favorite books!

Emma said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Ladies! I am really enjoying this new craft!!

I edited my post to add the dvd information... hope it helps!

Anwen said...

Enjoy knitting! I love it. Very nice photo, too.

A Little Of A Lot said...

Enjoy !! My goal for this year is to learn how to crochet.
Have fun and can't wait to see what you come up with

faerieeva said...

Oh,how wonderful that you too have joined the new knitters. I am a recent 'convert'. I used to embroider, as well as crochet, but a mistake in yarn buying lead me to try knitting. I am hooked. Especially since I learned that knitting is so much more frugal than crochet. It uses a lot less yarn.

And of course: No Idle hands, a social history of American Knitting, really got me hooked. http://faerieeva.blogspot.com/2008/12/knitting.html

FallingForward said...

Hi. I was led to your blog by something about femininity on Pieces From Me's blog. Can you tell me how to join/get involved in that? I'd like to learn more. I think it is wonderful that you are knitting. I'd like to learn that someday. I've been a scrapbooker for almost 10 years now (I can't believe that!) and I enjoy rubber stamping, too. I want to try everything ~ quilling, knitting, embroidery etc! I just love to make things for others. Anyway, I look forward to hearinga form you about that group I mentioned. Thanks in adance!

Marfa said...

Looks like a nice book...I'll look for it at the library! Thanks. Oh, I've dabbled at knitting...I love the idea of it, but am going to have to join in here: http://www.knittaplease.com/KNITTA_PLEASE.html

Elizabeth G. said...

I just learned to knit, too. Isn't it fun? I make mistakes, but it is worth it. So wonderful to complete a project.

God bless,
Elizabeth

Kate said...

yay!

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