Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Lenten Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here. I would love for you to join me over at Ginny's every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! Share your photo on your blog, on Instagram (#yarnalong), or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

Have you seen the Panama Hat video/pattern? It's super-cute! One of my friends begged me for one, so I got to work with some white Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino that I had on hand. I've never used it before, but it's gorgeous and perfect for a child's knit. Feels wonderful, knits beautifully (or crochets, as the case may be!), and I'm sure it won't be scratchy at all. You know how kids hate scratchy stuff!

I found some free flower patterns at All-free Crochet to add to it in her favorite colors of pink and purple.

Unfortunately, the hat-recipient is a little punkin, even though she's 6 (?), so it was too big and I had to make another, slightly smaller. The extra one is in the shop over at Rosy Knits for someone who needs an Easter Bonnet!

The book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, was a gift from my husband when I suddenly felt the need to give up Facebook at the start of Lent. I haven't gotten far because I have a stack of other books to amuse myself with, but I expect it will be very interesting, and, perhaps, just slightly depressing. It was first published in 1985, with this 20th Anniversary edition released in 2005, and if we were amusing ourselves to death 30 years ago, the problem is infinitely greater now with the advent of home computers, laptops, smartphones, unlimited streaming data plans, and more. Have you read it?

This little punkin belongs to a friend. Teeny-tiny at just a few pounds, I was compelled to whip up a crocheted sweater to help her stay warm! "Mom" hadn't been able to find one small enough. No, that's not it in the photo, that is her leash harness.


  1. those hats are the cutest things EVER!!!! (pup is pretty darn cute, too!!!!)

    1. Thanks, the hats were kind of fun for a change.

  2. the hats are beautiful, the flowers are the perfect touch. i tried making flowers, no can do....and ended up using gorgeous silk flowers from the scrapbooking section. i was amazed at how pretty they looked. but of course, not as proud!!!!!

    1. I'll bet silk flowers would be pretty. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Your hats are adorable!

    I first read that book many years ago, and even though he was an atheist, he was a prophet. All of the religious figures he highlights as examples of trivializing their faith and "amusing" themselves to death ended up being the ones who were either wracked with scandal or who have compromised quite a bit now.


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