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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining again in Ginny's yarn along. It's so fun to see what everyone is reading and making!
The yarn is again the Zauberball crazy from last weeks post.  The Stella Pixie hat came out so lovely (no pictures, I think I'll wait and see it on the sweet babies head).  But then I decided that this new little babe would need some leg-warmers to match.  The yarn is just too fun!  I didn't use a pattern for the leg-warmers so there is no link but when it all goes up to ravelry I'll be sure and post a link.
As for reading I'm finishing up The Dirty Life, this book has been getting lots of talk lately and I personally LOVE it!  I've laughed and really enjoyed the story.  Yesterday at the hospital gift shop of all places I found this book pictured above.  When Mother Let's us Garden.  The book was first published in 1909!  If you haven't seen this series please investigate!  The first sentence in the book is "The very nicest kind of fathers and mothers will always let you make a garden."  I mean can you stand it!  So unbelievably sweet and full of practical gardening advise for the little gardener in your life!  Now, here is the really great news;  I discovered this am that it's so old it's archived and available for free here!  I'm so excited to share this find!  There is a whole series of these books from the beginning of the last century!  I found When Mother Lets Us Sew today too!  I'm tempted to print the whole darned thing for Molly.  It looks like there have been some reprints of the some of the others (play, make gifts, cook) on Amazon so I don't know that they will be free on line.  The bummer of the reprints is that the lovely artwork has been replaced, I'll be keeping my eye out for some old versions of these books for sure.
Thanks to Ginny for hosting, can't wait to see what others are up to.

update:  I found more here!


  1. Angie, your link for the yarn along is broken, it goes right back to Ginny's page. I thought I should let you know.

    The book sounds great! I have tried sewing, but can't get my brain to wrap around it.

  2. Such an excellent find! I love treasures - especially free ones. Thanks for the link :-)

  3. thanks for posting links to those! I downloaded it right away! How sweet they are!

  4. Leg warmers remind me too much of socks, so I avoid them, but I love yours!

  5. Oh! I'm so going to check out these books! My daughter will love them!

  6. That yarn will look so gorgeous as leg warmers. I'm sure the baby will look like the cutest babe ever, wearing your knitwear. Those books sound delightful. I will have to check out the link. Jacinta


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