Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yarn Along- Sheep Edition!

My Ravelry notes
My awesome friend, Anna, gave me a few skeins of some yarn- homespun from her brother's sheep farm.  It is really rustic and awesome, and I decided that it would make the most adorable little stuffed sheep for someone's Easter basket.  There is something kind of funny and fitting about taking wool from a sheep and knitting it back into a sheep. It is knitting up quick and easy and I am having fun with it.  Hopefully it will look something along the lines of this:
Fuzzy Mitten Lamb- pattern free on Ravelry!
I am currently reading Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, by Neufeld and Mate.  I picked it up for a nonfiction bookclub through a local homeschooling group (though book club was last night and I certainly did not have it all read.  They didn't mind...the sign of a good book club!)  So far it is pretty good- it definitely hits all the usual attachment parenting ideas.  It is a bit heavy on worst-first what-if thinking for my taste- if your children are more attached to their peers than to you THIS AND THIS AND THIS AND THIS AND THIS AWFUL TERRIBLE THING WILL HAPPEN.  All valid, but not likely.  But it certainly worth the read.  Note to time get the audio book...then I could read AND knit at the same time...and possibly finish one, if not both, of these projects!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along today!


  1. Yay! I'm glad you were able to put the yarn to good use! I can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. This is adorable! Thanks for the pattern link!

  3. I love your sheep!!! He/she looks like a very happy sheep :)

  4. oh my gosh! that lamb is just too cute! i love it! and so does my youngest, she said "sheep, sheep" when she saw the picture. :)

  5. O my! So so so cute! Sorry the book seems a bit gloom and doom. I've become a bit picky about the parenting books I read now. I want them to be uplifting and inspiring, not fear driven. I so don;t like to live be fear.


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