Yarn-along: yak yarn and clubs for the kids …

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~ Ginny at small things

Yarn-along: August 3, 2011

With school just weeks away, most of the reading around here has been kids reading on their own while I buzz around, organizing and planning and going to meetings and rehearsals (we’re headed into tech-week with Oklahoma!). HotRod has discovered the Jack Stalwart series and is now running around pretending to be a kid-secret-agent! Kit is working her way through the Dear America series … while HamBone is devouring the Knights of the Silver Dragon series. I’ve been drooling a book recommended by Elizabeth Foss: Stitch by Stich … this is literally the FIRST of the new crop of how-to-sew books that doesn’t have any negative reviews (many of the them have errors in the pattern pages, are missing pieces, or just plain have horribly confusing directions). The book includes a CD-rom for downloading patterns to print, size information and other tips and techniques that require a visual medium. AND, it’s got an internal spiral-binding so it lays flat but the spiral is protected. Love it! I will be using this book with all three of mine so they can all learn how to sew simple projects (we’ll tweak some of the items a bit … but you get the idea).

While they’re reading … I’ve been organizing two enrichment groups for the coming year:

2 Responses to “Yarn-along: yak yarn and clubs for the kids …”
  1. www.theevolvinghomemaker.com says:

    good tip on the book thanks! and yes, sleeves make sense on a shawl…if only i knew how to knit those! lol


  2. Kerri says:

    I love the color of the blue yarn and the idea of the enrichment groups. I have never heard of such a thing. Where did you get the idea and how do they work? Would love to know more…

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