Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yarn Along and the Summer Hill Chickens

Hi knitters and crafters. Thanks for stopping by on Yarn Along Day. A day to share what we're knitting and reading these days.
For reading, I just started My Sunshine Away. Not far enough into it yet to have an opinion.

Here's what's on my needles right now...

The Camilla Blanket
Knitted with Cascade Alpaca Yarn
Knitting this for a baby shower

Also on the needles:
Stephen West's Samen Shawl. I'm calling it my Starry Night Shawl.
I was inspired by the Dragonfly Fiber yarn I bought in Rhinebeck last fall.
The colorway was African Violet, but it reminded me of the Starry Night painting.
So I dug into my stash bin and found 4 coordinating colors that are found in the painting.
Here it is so far...hard to tell when it's scrunched up on my needles and pre-blocking.

And for a "when knitting attacks" moment...
Yesterday morning, while I was drinking my coffee and knitting for a few minutes Chase was playing with his toy cash register. The drawer got jammed and wouldn't stop beeping. So, I made a very poor decision and used my BRAND NEW knitting needle to pry it open. CRACK.
Bent needle. And off to the LYS I went...

And totally unrelated to knitting and alpacas, BABY CHICKS!
I work at the preschool three mornings a week as a teacher's helper.
I LOVE it. It's so much fun but today was especially fun!
We've been keeping a close eye on 12 eggs in the incubator and they all hatched (except one).
Poor #9 didn't seem to make it. It has until the end of the day today I think to make it's a debut. Maybe #9 is a late bloomer.

And a big THANK YOU to Purple Debbie for these delicious home made cookies.
She brought them with her to knitting lessons yesterday. YUM!

And a quick pic of me and Garrett at the bus stop. I'm wearing my O-Wool Blue Bell Hill Scarf

Have a great week and happy knitting.
Joining with Ginny and the weekly yarn along.


  1. Yay baby chicks! All your knitting looks wonderful!!!

  2. ohhhh i just love the shawl, the colors are fabulous!!! those cookies did not arrive looking like that, after chase had his way with them, they look kinda lame ;)

    and those chicks are too cute!!!!

  3. Beautiful shawl!

  4. Gorgeous knitting and super cute chicks!