May 222013
WIP Wednesday

WIP: Andrea’s Mitt’s
Reading: My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C. S. Lewis

And there’s never time enough in a day for knitting! Especially when you’re a busy homeschool mama!

My 1st WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along post

This is my first (official) WIP Wednesdays and Yarn Along post!

So here goes!

One of the books I’m currently reading on my Kindle Fire, as you can {almost} see in the above photo, is Susan May Warren’s My Foolish Heart.  If you aren’t familiar with her Deep Haven series and you like a sweet romance story, you should check this series out! I fell in love with the series years ago when I first checked out Happily Ever After from my local library. I really enjoy Susan’s writing style and characters. I’ve read several of her other books as well;  she is definitely in my list of favorite Christian romance authors. The town of Deep Haven in this series is very much like the small towns I’m familiar with, including the one we live in.

I’m so happy to have gotten a non-knitting project done yesterday. It’s in the photo above too! Do you see it? I covered an old composition notebook that I’d barely used with some fun scrapbook papers and stuff. I like how it turned out. I’ve had the idea for a while to start a reading journal–that is, a place to collect great lines and/or quotes from the books I read.  That way, I can remember what things struck me as important, interesting, or even funny, well after I’ve finished reading it.  And now I have a designated place to write those things. This makes me happy.

Work in Progress


WIP Wednesday Tami








I’ve started a new little design (mentioned in this post) and have a great pair of fingerless mitts coming along for my sweet niece.

Now that her birthday is past and she knows what I’m doing, I can share a pictures of the new mitt design with you all too!

fingerless mitts

Andrea’s Mitts (left hand)

Isn’t it pretty? My inspiration was the Christian romance novels Andrea-girl loves to read.  So I looked for stitches and elements that suggested a little romance at heart to me.  I had the pink Frog Tree Pediboo yarn on hand and came across it while digging through my stash.  I liked its squish, weight, and color for this design so I grabbed it and started swatching. I still have to weave in the ends on the left mitt and am working hard on the right mitt. I want to get these to Miss Andrea soon.  At the same time I’m trying to finish mitt #2, I’m also trying to write up the pattern in a way that makes sense in hopes that I might eventually add it to my pattern shop on Ravelry.

Speaking of pattern writing, I really need to find some serious time with my computer–and my camera–and get some of my older patterns written up and published too!

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking time to read my ramblings!

Be sure to take a moment and leave a comment below.

I’d love to know what you think of my new design or tell me about the book you’re currently enjoying! 

Happy knitting and/or reading!

  8 Responses to “WIP Wednesday & Yarn Along”

Comments (8)
  1. I’m reading “Kitchen House” for book club. Recently finished “Carry on, Warrior” and loved it. It’s a memoir.

    • Shana, I’ve always wanted to join a book club! I know our library has one, but I haven’t had time to even try it. I’m unfamiliar with both of the books you mentioned so I will be sure to check into them to see if I would like to read them too! Have a great day!

  2. Love Andrea’s Mitts, especially the cabled cuff. The Deep Haven series sounds interesting.

  3. I like the idea of a notebook to keep thoughts on your reading. I have recently started reading alot more lately (just retired!) and I’m going to try the same thing. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. great idea for the notebook, makes it all personal and brand new! love your mitts :)

  5. I really like the design! I can definitely see the cute, sweet, romantic elements that you’re referring to :)

  6. Oh my, what a pretty pattern, pretty yarn, and lucky niece! Your books sounds like a delightful story too…

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