Google+ Followers

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yarning Sideways

Hello everyone!
This weeks knit is the vertical 7 , a birthday hat. It's not all icing and cake just yet....but we will see.
I've got two other hats soon to be on the needles as well, working my way into the 12 hats for 2012 nicely.
I also finished my bird watching shawl  ! 

It's been a cool rainy week here in the Kimberley. Cooler temps, still lots of bitey things, still much time indoors. I did manage to go outside for a long walk last week. One more month of HOT weather, then it gets totally beautiful here in the dry season. Can you imagine year round summer temps? We never get under 80 degrees here, thats even in the 'winter'. I do get strange looks when I go outside wearing a thick wool shawl and hat for my ravelry photograph page. Little do they know, we will soon be back on Norwood Road, where it does snow. Aah. (At that point this blog will totally turn into a home renovation site!)

My reading this week is  'A Journey Through Waldorf Homeschooling'  Grade 2 by  Melisa Nielsen.
It seems like a full and magical year of teaching, learning, discovering.

(exerpt from the lecture Knowledge of the Higher Worlds..)

" Every idea which does not become your ideal slays a force in your soul, every idea which becomes your ideal creates within you life forces...''                   -    Rudolph Steiner

Linking up with Ginny's yarn along .
Have a great week !

17 comments:

  1. Love the stripes and the contasting colours! Ever thought of making a sun hat? you could use raffia. Something you could wear in OZ. I don't know how you cope with HOT weather all the time, do you end up getting used to it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. no, i *dislike* greatly! I'm not a hotweathered person, i love cool crispy fall weather...... but a sun hat ! what a great idea... linen perhaps? Wishing i could visit you for a cuppa up in those snowy French alps ! xx

      Delete
  2. Hey there girl! So you are moving back to your home land are you??? Your hat looks great so far! Very intriguing looking knit! & are you homeschooling again after all???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello tassie mama!
      to answer you.. yes and maybe !?
      :)

      Delete
  3. I have an image of you stockpiling warm knits for the next stage of your journey, now. Like the contrast of the blue and yellow. Very springlike.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely lovely. The stripes look fun. And I LOVE the finished shawl.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That hat is the coolest thing! I really need for my knitting skills to improve so I can try one.
    We are hitting 80 here today...blah! I love cold weather and somehow I ended up living in the deep south!
    Happy Yarn Along!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. no knitting skills required for this hat !
      well, to be able to knit helps, but nothing further.
      because your going around every two-three stitches with the yarn, you dont have to wrap the colours around each other or any of that junk. i'm just loosely dropping one colour and picking up the other. mind you, its not a fast knit, but it is cool looking !

      Delete
  6. this looks interesting, i love it! i'm really curious how it will look like when it's done and a smiling somebody is wearing it :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the colour work, it so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm loving this hat!!!! Very happy colors! And I've just got to make Veera's shawl--yours is a very lovely version!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the link - I just added this to my Ravelry library. What a neat hat. The colors you've chosen are so bright and cheerful.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely hat and the colors are so pretty! I am anxiously awaiting yarn to be delivered to make the color affection shawl--yours is wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Unusual hat...I imagine it works up quicker working sideways...

    Hope the move goes well.

    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  12. such an interesting knit! and so eyecatching, someone is going to love wearing it! i'm so happy for you moving back, to cooler weather too?

    ReplyDelete
  13. That blue and yellow are such a cheery combination!

    ReplyDelete
  14. that is going to be a very cool hat for your cool cat! and... i'm excited to see you are reading nielsen's book on homeschooling because i am going to be using her kindy curriculum for ez this fall. 90% sure i'm going to homeschool him.

    ReplyDelete