joining the yarn along


hey there, it's a been a while since i joined the link-up, the only reason being that i actually had nothing on my needles... 

i have 1 and a bit skeins left of fibre company's terra yarn with which i made the little cardi. i searched so many projects on ravelry, not being able to decide what i should knit. somehow, i didn't want it to be the classic hat and baby booties. the yarn is so so soft and i personally like the colour a lot, so i started browsing scarves and cowls. i now decided to cast on the darkside cowl and just knit as far as i get. who knows, cooler days will probaby even allow me to wear it in summer matching my baby's cardigan.

i've ordered a stack of books (watch out for a summer reading list post soon) but for now in the evenings i have been re-reading Active Birth : The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally. it's an awesome book with great photographs (if you like birthing photos, that is!)

my friend danielle sent me a gorgeous little mini-book she made while she was pregnant with her third baby, the "focus journal". it's full of lovely quotes about labour and birth and helpful tipps. i love the fact that it is handmade and that she passed it on to me. i always keep it near me.
not long now to my due date, and i hope the junebug doesn't keep us waiting for too long!

 i'm joining ginny's yarn along. what are you knitting and reading?

14 comments:

swanski said...

love the little book your friend made, such a sweet idea :) I think a cowl would be perfect and you're right you can go as far as the yarn takes you.

Meadow said...

A cowl the color of that adorable baby cardi sounds lovely.

embracingitall said...

That yarn is lovely. I have the Active birth book it is wonderful. The idea of the mini-book is lovely too. There are a few really great birth books out there. Jacinta

steph said...

what a thoughtful (beautiful, useful!) gift from your friend. and great color for the cowl---I never thought I'd love cowls as much as I do (to wear AND knit!!!) nice choice of projects

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Carrie Duvall said...

Not a thing on needles? Is there such a thing?
Carrie
"The Handmade Homemaker"

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

What a fun "matching" knit... Can't wait to see it. I loved the Bluebear book, if you couldn't tell... let me know if you read any more of them!

Julie_c said...

I started the dark side cowl once - or did I just bookmark it? Anyway, I hope yours comes out beautifully!

a soulful life said...

The idea of a focus journal for labour and birth is inspired! What a beautiful gift!
I really must get around to knitting a cowl one of these days. I keep promising myself one :)

stitchandpurl said...

I made something very similar for my last labour, with meditations, reminders, pictures - I must dig it out again for this time!

stitchandpurl said...

I made something very similar for my last labour, with meditations, reminders, pictures - I must dig it out again for this time!

Rachel Proffitt said...

Oh it looks like you are due for something special very soon :)
And it looks like you are well prepared :)

Liz said...

The handmade books is really nice. Your friend was so sweet to pass it on to you! The Darkside Cowl is gorgeous, I 'm looking forward to seeing your progress :)

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i know that feeling...i always reread some ina may when birth is getting close, reminding myself i've done this and can do it again ;-)

hoping you don't have to wait long to have your sweet baby in your arms!

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