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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yarn Along

I'm excited to have some knitting today to join up with Ginny's Yarn Along!  I haven't been knitting much these days, mostly sewing.
For my birthday I got a gift certificate to my favorite yarn store, Halcyon and that was all the inspiration I needed.  I started another Pembrook vest for my nephew in Vermont.   I call this a little man vest, I made him one early last year, and have been meaning to make another for a while now.  It's so stinkin' cute, I can't wait to see it on him.  I think that I may have used the same color for a vest I made his new baby brother it's of course Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino, one of my favorite baby yarns ever.
On the reading front it's that time of year, I've been digging out all my gardening books again to get ready for some spring planting. I'm just itching to get out there.  One of my favorite books is called Backyard Gardener, no link, it was put out in the early 70s by a now gone weekly paper called The Maine Times.  This book is all about gardening in the area I live it so I find it very useful, not to mention the old black and white photographs are pretty fun to look at every year.
New to me this year is Mini Farming which has lots of great info on raised beds as well as companion planting, crop rotation, extending your season and the such.  I have several others as well that I will be looking through as I get ready to head out and start with peas and lettuce...so very exciting!


  1. Love the pattern- and the color...I am sure this will be a favorite.

  2. Angie, I am sitting here drooling over your yarn, it is so very pretty!
    I love hearing about your gardening season 'up there'! We plant peas down here in January. It's all so different.

  3. There is something magical about little boys in vests! Lovely yarn to be knitting with :)

  4. Such a beautiful vest, but now I have another project to add to the list for my grandson.You have a wonderful blog. I've just been reading some of your past posts.

  5. I love digging out the old gardening books. Great fun to read if nothing else. I need a good project to do some more cable. First thing I ever knitted was a cable jumper. Still have it, but its been demoted to gardening status only.

  6. Oooh that "Mini-Farming" book looks very interesting!
    That vest is just so darned sweet!
    And regarding a previous post which I read a few days ago and meant to respond: yes I think you have the best job ever. I had hospital births and high risk pregnancies- my labor and delivery nurses were AWESOME.

  7. Oh, that vest is adorable! I'm a bit addicted to vests since the one I made was such a success. I'll have to add this one to my queue. :)

  8. I looked at the vest you'd already made, and it's so cute! I'm sure the vest will get good use


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