spring stitching

Whenever I see a pretty vignette on other people’s blogs, I’m always like, “wait, where are the grabbing toddler hands?!?”

Hiding out in bed, finishing up hand sewing the last seam on a tie for Elijah’s birthday.

We’re chick sitting for a few days, while we continue to consider the possibility of starting our own flock.

After my post last week, I spontaneously cast on for a cowl, designing it as I went along.  Rhythmic comfort knitting: around and around and around… I thought I might use one ball for the cowl and the other for a coordinating hat, but once the first ball was used up, I picked up the second and around and around it went.  When that one was used up I picked up an entirely different yarn and continued on with that.  Before I knew it, I essentially had an entire shawl that slips of over the head, cowl-like.  Which wasn’t the plan at all, but there you have it.

It still needs some finishing work and blocking.  I share it once it’s entirely done.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with my mother.  The beautiful linocut card and goodies underneath were made by Kris.

We are already thinking ahead towards colder weather.  This winter’s wood has been delivered and this evening I cast on for a toasty wool sweater in the color of powdered cocoa.

I’m reading Living Language by Donna Simmons of Christopherus, hoping to incorporate it into our studies, if not this year than next.



5 thoughts on “spring stitching

  1. Leanne

    I love your blog!!! Always beautiful pictures. Love those little wooden spools of thread. Where do you find them? As far as having your own flock, I started my little flock of 7 hens last year and I love every minute. They have been wonderful so I would say go for it. The kids will love it too. Great family experience for sure.

  2. Ravenna

    Chicks! The cuteness is all over the homesteaders blags these days. Thanks for sharing. It always puts a smile on my face. As a suburbanite they are off-limits for me. Maybe someday :)

  3. Melody Post author

    Leanne- The pretty wooden spools of silk “twist” came from my mother-in-law. When she comes across vintage craft supplies that she thinks I’ll like she sends them to me. It’s very sweet. And also a ton of fun!

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