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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yarn Along ~ Fables, needles and bees

Joining Ginny over at Small Things for Yarn Along:
"~ 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? ... ~"

On the needles is a simple little scarf I'm making for hubs, you know, cause we really need scarves down here in FL.  I am trying to zip through it quickly to take on a cute hat a friend of mine recommended, called the "boyfriend" hat.   More on that and the boyfriend next week--JUST KIDDING, about the boyfriend part...

I am still reading what I had posted the last two weeks so I thought I'd share what the kids and I are reading. We are loving Aesop's Fables.  Morals just sink in faster with animals and stories :).  The other is called The Honeymakers by Gail Gibbons. Funny thing, and this happens all the time around here, we were on the trail behind our house the other day and in an orange grove on the other side of the trail were beekeepers working on their bees.  Unfortunately I couldn't get close enough for pics unless I bushwhacked in flipflops.  Same day, daughter brings me this book to read to her, all about the bees, pollination, how to keep them, the different types of bees.  Great book for any family with kids wanting to keep bees.  One day soon....

Have a great week everyone!!


  1. The scarf looks really cozy :-)

  2. Hi! The hubbie scarf for winter in Florida made me laugh. But, hey, it might get chilly there, right? (Unlike here, the cold north wind is blowing off the bay. Brrr!)
    I love learning about bees and love eating local honey. yum!

  3. I was reading every bee keeping book I could get my hands on for a while. We finally had property and were getting ready to begin our adventure in bee keeping when we learned I am highly allergic to bee stings. It still fascinates me though!

  4. Your scarf looks great and I had to giggle a little about wearing a scarf in florida. Does it actually get cold enough for wearing them? Sorry if that sounds silly but I always thought you had lovely warm weather pretty much year round :) I'm actually dreaming of your sunshine as I look out at the frigid and frozen landscape out my window *grin*.

  5. I love those knitting needles! They are beautiful!
    You're knitting a scarf and wearing flip-flops?? That made me laugh! Florida sounds nice right about now!

  6. Looks so cozy! I think I need a simple project like that today... hmmm.... thanks for the inspiration!

  7. My kids enjoy Aesops too!
    Your simple scarf looks perfect. Lucky husband! I love simple, designs, they always work with anything.

  8. Aesop is one of the best parts of year one in our homeschool! So much good stuff in there.

  9. The scarf looks fabulous.

    We love Aesop too. And oh how I would love to have bees.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  10. That scarf looks pretty! You're in FL and knitting a scarf you probably don't need very often. I live in ND, and I haven't touched my knitting in months even though we could probably wear scarves every day for at least 4-5 months of the year. Maybe I should get back to that. :-)

  11. Hey BraveGirl - I wanted to hear more about the Boyfriend! lol! No, seriously, hubby has been hinting a watchcap would be awesome for the ride in the morning and yes, it does get chilly here in Key West too!

  12. nice. will look up the honey maker (for the future!).

    my crocheting was a bit lame this winter, to be fair, i was away. but i did manage two berets, one for me and one for the girl.


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