Joining Ginny from Small Things, for the weekly Yarn Along!
The yarn I bought to make all the Gnome hats for the kids FINALLY got here, so I started working on them again... only to discover I am a wee bit short on yarn. These hats take a heck of a lot more yarn then I thought they would. My plan is to do Fiona and Audrey's hats the same and then do all the boys hats the same. I thought it would be cute. Just have to get enough yarn! This yarn is just so nice to work with, I love organic cotton!
I have made some good progress with Sagan's sweater vest. It isn't a hard pattern, but it is in a DK weight tweed and it is just ALOT of small stitches. Still I am really excited to see it all finished, hopefully by the end of the week (ok, maybe into the weekend)... unless I run short on yarn. (This seems to be a problem for me, I have made some serious calculation errors with my yarn buying.)
I am still reading the Waldorf math book, and just sort of reading magazines mostly... I can't seem to find a book that makes me want to read it completely though. I am open for some ideas. :)
With the holidays upon us, I thought I would offer some great holiday gifts (stocking stuffers maybe) as a give away this month.
These products are near and dear to my heart as the crafters are actually family members.
First up is this three piece set of fabulous wooden desert dwelling animals (a coyote, a javelina, and the mythical jack-a-lope), loving made by my dad! He has been working on these little critters for months now selling them at local farmer's markets. They are very sturdy, made with poplar, details burned on, and finished in mineral oil. My children love them.
What can I say about this stuff?? My sister-in-law makes soap and lotion from goats milk (goats she raises), this stuff is HEAVENLY, seriously. It is a lovely skin care system, the wonderful soap and silky smooth lotion will leave you smelling amazing and super smooth. And the goats... well they are not just milked, they are loved... members of the family, so you know they are happy goats. I am offering one bottle of gotion and one bar of goap in "Nag Champa" scent (which is wonderous!)
Just leave a comment and you will be entered. I will be picking two lucky winners next Tuesday night! Good luck.