Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Yarn Along (transitioning from my old blog to this one!)

Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr 

Hi all, I know that all I have been blogging lately is about knitting...but you see I can't help it-after I spend all day tending my wee babes, and doing all the outside chores, and working alongside my sweet hubby on our house and our secret new project...well all I have time for is housework and maybe a wee bit of knitting! That doesn't mean however that I only think about knitting(or crocheting) a wee bit-in fact after a recent visit to the LYS last week, I have been dreaming in color....to clarify I have been dreaming about a certain color scheme of yarn that I couldn't wait to get my hands on. Literally. Dreaming. LOL!
So without further ado-I will show you the pics of the lovely new yarn purchased today!!!!!!
I also had time to finish up a project that I started last summer-a pair of shorties (wool soakers) that when I downloaded the pattern I didn't realize were a size large-so I knit them up anyway in an off white color(before we knew what gender we were having) So I finished them off with some pink detailing-ruffled legs, and of course a ruffled bum! Next we have my current work in progress-a pair of longies in a super soft merino pink- I think I am going to add a skirt to them when I am done, in the mean time I am learning some new techniques-short rows (done properly) doing a gusset and kitchener stitch-thank goodness for you tube and all the wonderful tutorials!!
So sorry for the poor picture quality as I only seem to find time in the evenings to work on these!

                                                      Luna by Cascade yarns-a cotton

                                                              the shorties
                                                      And the soon to be longies
If you like go on over to Ginny blog for her weekly Yarn Along and see all the other creative ladies out there! And I promise to do a post soon on something other than knitting!
Welcome to our home! I started this blog to share the daily rhythm of our family. We live on 1280 acres together with my parents in west central Alberta Canada. We raise commercial black Angus beef-about 80 head, there are approximately 16 horses kicking about, an Ayershire milk cow and we are in the middle of building a chicken coop to house our heritage breed chickens. We have plans to raise Suffolk punch horses, and Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs. We chose to name our ranch- Heritage Harbour Homestead because we hope to be a harbour (safe haven) for heritage breed animals as well as children. We have been in the adoption process for almost 6 years now, and are waiting to see where God leads us. We are also hoping to foster some children in the near future.And we chose homestead instead of farm or ranch because we are living here together with our family trying to make a home and a living from our land. I also have a personal blog that I will slowly be transitioning over to here. Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!