Yarn Along

Joining Ginny a bit late this week for the Yarn Along…

Reading: A book for Griff from his Mimi. “Trouble with Trolls” by Jan Brett came to our house from Mimi a few months ago. Griff has been obsessed with it ever since. It’s a beautifully illustrated story about a young girl who is smart enough to outwit trolls who are trying to steal her dog. It’s a fun and charming story told in the words as much as the Norwegian themed illustrations. Jan Brett also has a fantastic website for anyone looking for coloring pages and activities. A link worth checking out.

Knitting: Summer is here and I have been trying to “downsize” my projects. I like small, light and portable projects. I am about half way through my lap throw, but it’s getting a bit heavy and bulky at this stage. I decided to start another quick pair of Saartje Booties. I love this pattern. These are a gift for my neighbor who is expecting her first great granddaughter. It’s a fantastic way to use up left over sock yarn and they are quick, usually done in about one sitting.

What have you been reading/knitting/crafting?

4 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  1. June 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I love Jan Brett books! The art is so sweet and colourful.
    I love those booties! Good idea about light and portable. Summer we all seem to be running about much more, and it’s so nice to be able to have a little project with you.

  2. June 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Well, Janie said everything I had in my head to write so I am just going to second what she said:) Hope your day is a great one.

  3. June 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    What beautiful soft pink yarn. Simply yummy. I’ll have to check out Jan Brett. Thanks for the tip!

  4. June 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for the reminder on those booties. I want to make some!

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