Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yarn Along

I haven't linked in with Ginny for a long while, but this is one of my most favorite blogs.  So simple and sweet.


I am knitting myself a cardi.  It has been really tricky to find something affordable that is real wool - and I am finding knitting is a great replacement for wine at the moment!  The yarn is Ghost from here, and the pattern is ravelled here.

I am reading some very exciting stuff at the moment.... Health and Physical Education curriculum papers for an essay.  The bedside has a pile high of books, but I will chat about those on the next yarn along!


Mr DCT has gone back to the doctors to chat about his back injury.  I am wondering how I will go this week with him back to work again.  Makes me nervous.  

My university readings this week have been so interesting - even tears have been brought to my eye.  Papers about undernourished babes not crying because of their human instinct to preserve their own energy... if crying does not bring care from the main care giver.  Sad.

Much Love Rach xx

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  1. Gee, that would be interesting, but very sad, reading about the undernourished babies.

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  2. Had to pop over and look at the jacket pattern, it's very pretty and I like the Ghost yarn you are using! I bookmarked it so thank you.
    Have a lovely yarn along day.

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    1. Thanks Tracey - I'm excited to finish it - it will be my first completed 'big persons' project!

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  3. My mom spent her life as a nurse and I can remember her talking about her training in the sixties, working with babes with "failure to thrive" and I remember her mentioning that not-crying thing...heartbreaking beyond words. You're courageous to knit a white sweater! Esp. if you'll be drinking red wine in it! :)

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  4. oooh, that's a lovely pattern, and I really like the colour of the yarn you're using :)

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  5. The sweater looks pretty! Your reading, yeah, that would definitely be hard to get through. Although, I have been reading some difficult stuff recently as well, but on a different level. I just got through "what the world eats" which shows families all over the world with a weeks worth of food, and what the US $ amount would be. Definitely got me thinking. Can't wait to see the sweater finished!

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    1. that sounds like an interesting read... we have begun a 'whole foods' diet as much as possible here... the thing that I find the most difficult is wheat! I will look that book up! xx

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  6. I love Norah Gaughan's work--and this sweater is no exception. Drat--another thing added to the must-do list! Lovely! Happy yarn along day!

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  7. Way too sad reading about not crying - I have never come across this before. I was wondering what degree you are doing? Social worker?

    Lov Leanne

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    1. Hi Leanne, I am studying to be an Early Years teacher, from birth to age 12.... Primarily I would like to be a Kindergarten teacher, it is a 4 year degree here in Australia! xx

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  8. Oh wow! That does sound heartbraking! I used to be a nurse in a pediatrician's office {before becoming a sahm} and the children and their stories that I encountered on a daily basis was un-bearable at times. Some I still think of to this day!

    That cardi looks great! Love the yarn! I am wanting to make a little something for myself here very soon!!

    Happy Yarn Along! :)

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    1. It is so sad to think of what so many children of this world are exposed to.

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  9. I love that cardi pattern...can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  10. your sweater looks lovely.....always so nice to knit something for yourself!!

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  11. The cardi looks fabulous. The yarn and colour are scrumptious

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  12. Your knitting is going this way and that. Looks like you're at an interesting stage of the pattern. Thought provoking reading. Its when we stop being upset by such situations that we need to really worry.

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  13. Oh that does sound sad. However your cardi looks wonderful :)

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  14. The knitting is beautiful! Thanks for your words on my blog yesterday!

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