Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yarn Along: B is for . . .

~ 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. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! 
~Ginny at Small Things

I am taking a break from my (very late) holiday clean-up to join in the sharing at Small Things!

Within a few weeks of each other last year, Kim shared a knitted ball she completed for a friend's baby, and Wendy wrote about about sewing a tactile ball for her little one.  Taking inspiration from both, I have been working on this beach ball pattern using different natural fibers (wool and cotton) from my stash to make a colorful, textural experience ball for Mouse.  I'm at the assembly point now, and am thinking I'll add in some jingle bells when I stuff it for an extra surprise.  Thank you so much Kim & Wendy!

My January book club book, The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa just arrived in yesterday's mail.  I only had time to scratch the surface last night, but the premise is intriguing (like "Beautiful Mind" meets "50 First Dates"). 

What are you knitting and reading?  

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  1. The book description sounds like fun!! Love your knitted colorful ball!!

  2. Your knitted ball is lovely. Aren't they fun to knit? Thanks for the shout out!

  3. The ball will be so much fun for little Mouse. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

  4. The knitted ball is fantastic! I have not seen these before.

  5. Nice ball!! WIthout babies, you could knit them and put them on the tree!!or on a table in a bowl with those wicker kind! more texture