Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Yarn Along (2)

So - the weather has delayed out travelling plans until after the weekend.  This is a pity, because there are several little packages I had ordered from a well known online bookseller currently speeding their way towards the mailbox hanging on the croft gate. Never mind, I still have a book to share on Ginny's Yarn Along - and a newly cast on knitting project!

The Tao of Poo and the Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff is the book I want to share - two books, actually.  I recently finished reading The House at Pooh Corner to James, and I missed them All so much that I wanted to Keep On reading about Pooh and Piglet and Eeyore - and All the Rest.  So I remembered I had seen this book Somewhere and now I can Keep on reading in that kind of Way.  And Mr. Hoff very kindly explains the ancient Taosist principles as we wander through the Hundred Acre Wood - tiddley pom.

The knitting project is a baby cardigan from Vala, and I am using more Artesano Superwash merino but this time in the brightest lipsticky pink I could find.  I am knitting the bigger size, given my super speedy stitch rate - haha!  Hopefully the lovely Erin will be sporting this around the croft when she comes for her holidays.

Stroll over to Small Things and see what else is on the go.  Yes - that would be a Very Good Thing to Do.


  1. I just wanted to say thanks for your kind comment and for visiting my blog. I've been paging through yours and the photos are so beautiful! The ones of the countryside and of your croft are a real treat -- my family is from the east coast of Scotland... originally from Inverallochy & Cairbulg, and my dad is from Aberdeen, and sometimes I feel a part of me is there, too. I look forward to following your journey.
    Cheers, Fiona @ Rowangarth Farm
    P.S. The Vala cardigan pattern is so sweet!

  2. Oh my, that is a great shade of pink! I have a little one who visits daily who only wears pink.
    I have never heard of the book you posted about so I am off to Amazon to check it out.

  3. LOVE the Tao of Pooh...have heartily recommended it to anyone who will listen!!

    gorgeous yarny goodness...that's a fab shade of pink!!


  4. Pretty Vala color. Stopping in to say hi as part of Yarn Along.

  5. Knitting patterns look like computing programmes to me, so I'm full of admiration for your project.

    Do I risk admitting that I was never a fan of Pooh and Piglet as a child? Some books click, some don't. Perhaps I should give them another go.

    The weather is looking bad for the weekend, isn't it? We are meant to be heading up the A9, but we'll see what it looks like nearer the time.

  6. gorgeous color of wool and the pattern for the baby cardigan looks great. do you know where i could get a copy of it? i have a number of baby cardigan patterns but they are mostly patterned and take me a while to knit up. this one looks a bit more straight forward and it's very lovely.

  7. Ha yes, it is bizarrely addictive reading in that manner!! I'm reading the complete Pooh collection to Henry, in bits, else I might go a little loco lol :) That cardie looks adorable, can't wait to see a snap of it once you've finished xx

  8. Winnie the pooh brings back fond memories, and will always remind me of my lovely aunt. Actually I bet she would really like that book. Mmmm, a visit to that famous online bookstore may just be needed!

  9. I love that book, so much we used to have 2 copies but have gifted one now. So lovely.

    Lovely cardigan pattern, the colour is perfect.

    Dawn x

  10. Beautiful color yarn you have there.
    My hubby loves that book,he has a battered copy upstairs and reads it often.
    How is it over there in my homeland?I miss ol' Blighty although we are having plenty of rain here in the USA to remind me of home:0)
    be well

  11. Oh, it's been so long since I've read the Tao of Pooh. Maybe I will dig that back out...
    The cardigan looks like it will be adorable!
    I hope you are able to get back home soon!

  12. How funny - I was just telling some students in a writing workshop that they didn't want to come across all depressed like Eeyore! I loved Winnie the Pooh and still have my childhood A.A.Milne books. Perhaps I should expand to the Tao of Pooh...

  13. I Love Pooh and all of The Other Characters so I have just ordered this book from my library.
    Your knitting looks gorgeous ...I must get my knitting needles clicking and make something for my new wee granddaughter, my first grandchild.

  14. That Vala pattern looks like it will be very cute.

  15. Gorgeous colour of yarn, how peaceful your place looks. Absolutely perfect!

  16. I love the color of this yarn and the pattern is so cute. The books you've chosen are very special to me. The author Benjamin Hoff is from my hometown of Portland Oregon and he was at my wedding. Our wedding present was an autographed copy of the The Tao of Pooh. Enjoy your knitting and I hope the weather clears soon.


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