Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yarn Along

lovely yarn and amazing book
I haven't done the yarn along in so long. I haven't really felt much like knitting. I found out recently that my sister in law is expecting a baby in November and well I couldn't pass up knitting a wee little bit of something. I am working on the sweater vest design I used for the vests I made for Fiona, only way smaller. I picked up this lovely yarn at a local yarn and fiber store. Wow, I honestly LOVE working wit this stuff. Usually I work with just wool, but this stuff... man oh man. I may never go back to plain old wool again. It is Panda Silk DK (bamboo, wool and silk blend) in Jade tones. It is so soft and just amazing to work with. I have a couple more skeins of it in other colors, so I might do some booties and maybe a hat. I do have some ideas about a baby blanket as well.
I am reading (for the 4th time) "No Impact Man" by Colin Beavan. This book just fires me up. Every time I read it I get so inspired to make changes. I am having the family read it as well. It seems sometimes that if it is just me doing something it peters out because it is so overwhelming to do "all of it" alone. But if the whole gang is on board, well heck, we can do anything! I have also been reading his old blog posts that came before the book, the blog he wrote while doing the project. Which is really interesting to read as well.
Interested in what others are knitting and reading? Check out Ginny's blog!

5 comments:

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

That yarn is so pretty. Hmmmm...I may have to pet it a bit when we return.

Alisa said...

what beautiful yarn....will make the perfect baby vest!!

Jessica Snell said...

Is that the one who lived a year in the middle of the city trying to have no impact on the environment? I think I saw a documentary about him. . .

Tracey said...

Your yarn sounds wonderful to knit with and I bet feels even better.
I have not read Colin Beavan before, but it must be good if this is your fourth time. Off to checkout the link.
Have a great day.

momto5 said...

@Jessica: Yes that is the guy. I have to say the documentary made him seem like a bit of a jerk. I was really disappointed. the book is so much better. He really is so easy to read, really conversational like. maybe it has to do with, when writing a book you have time to reflect on your actions and in the movie it was all sort of raw? i don't know. i love the book though.