Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Yarn Along :: Winter Notebook

I have been knitting many of these sweet, warm and practical ear warmers lately...

I have given many away as Christmas gifts, this is what is left over and they will be going into my Etsy Store which I hope to launch in the next week or so.

I have also been crocheting these cute rose brooches - specially for my Etsy store. I am just waiting for the brooch pins to arrive and then we are good to go.

Reading: The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Mocomber. Can you guess why this book caught my eye? It totally has to do with the pretty cover I have to admit. All those baskets of yarn, a sleeping kitty, pretty flowers and mugs of coffee - I just had to find out what this book was all about. I am pleased to say that I was hooked from the very first chapter. This is the first of quite a few books based around the knitting shop on blossom Street and I can't wait to read them all!

Our protagonist is a 30 year old who has survived cancer twice. She opens a yarn shop. Knitting has been a life saver for her. While she was fighting for her life, knitting gave her hope, a reason to keep going. The yarn shop brings together a group of woman, all so very different, each with their own complicated lives. They all seem to be completely mis-matched, yet none of them could ever have guessed how close they would become...

An additional bonus with these books is that they have patterns included of some of the projects they work on in the book. How can you not love that? Fiction, yarn and knitting all rolled into one. Sounds like a winner to me!

Joining Ginny over at Small Things


  1. Love the color combinations on your ear warmers... all quite pretty!

  2. love the playful flowers on the head bands :) You are so creative!! And with the weather we are having that accessory would be perfect!

  3. Wishing you much success with your shop!

  4. Lovely work - best of luck with your Etsy store.
    I can see why the cover of the book pulled you in - but it sounds like a great read too.

  5. Love the ear warmers and rosettes! Great work!

  6. Have been thinking about knitting some earwarmers--yours look lovely, and the flowers are a great added touch!

  7. What beautiful handwork you do! Those rose brooches remind me of the lovely needle crafts on the blog Knot Garden ( ). And, that book cover reminds me of the work of one of my favorite artists: Stephen Darbishire. Sounds like a good book!

  8. I love your earwarmers! Is there a pattern on Ravelry that you use? I have 3 girls who would love these.

    1. Hi Lisa. I have this pattern written down in a book. I will post it on Ravelry as soon as I can :)

  9. Once you read this book you will have to read the entire series. The female relationships that are explored are wonderful. There are knitting books to accompany these books also. I love your earwarmers.


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