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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yarn Along Christmas Gifts.

Joining in with Ginny for a look at what I'm knitting and reading.



'Well, I Wonder' is a look at childhood from a Steiner perspective. Are our children missing out on their childhood? "Surrounded by technology and pressured into early learning. the modern child is often bounced between the' entertainment'  of television and computer games and the premature intellectualization of early reading and school tests'. It looks at strategies for providing the traditional qualities associated with childhood- imagination, play, wonder and fun. I'll be buying this for one of my daughters for Christmas.





This is the beginning of a dress knitted in cotton for our youngest grand daughter  for Christmas.

Have you started your handmade Christmas gifts yet?

14 comments:

  1. Kate, I have been thinking of you and hope you are doing well. I was sorry to hear about your Mom and have kept you in my prayers.
    Love the yarn you are using for the dress, pink is my favorite color.
    xx

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  2. Hi Kate, I've missed you! Welcome back. The book sounds very interesting. I love the idea of Steiner but would have to homeschool to implement it because there are no schools near us. I also love the idea of homeschooling and am doing it part time this year but it won't work for us next year. I will keep my eyes out for this book!

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  3. Oh that pink yarn is just gorgeous, it will make a lovely dress.

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  4. Hi Kate, It is nice to meet another yarn lover and farmer : ) I started working on Christmas gifts 3 weeks ago. I am hosting a handmade Christmas Craft along on Thursdays. Please stop by later tonight.

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  5. I have 3 Christmas knits on the go so far - unfortunately everyone I'm knitting for reads my blog so I can't post about them ;)

    Love the pink yarn you're using, it'll be really cute :)

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  6. I'm just starting my Christmas knitting. Ikes! I have grand-daughter knitting to do, too!

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  7. I love the look of that book. As a teacher myself, it is something that bothers me the most about the current system....so much pressure to do something that should come naturally if done in the right way.
    I have made soap for gifts and hope to make some more today. I wish I could knit though!

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  8. Oh yes, I've started....
    That book looks interesting, maybe I'll have to go find a copy. Lovely blog, I wonder how I've never come across before?
    xx

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  9. That book definately sounds interesting and thought provoking and that yarn colour is absolutely gorgeous!
    I keep meaning to start on the homemade gifts but the twins seem to have other ideas for any of my spare time!
    Jode

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  10. Welcome back Kate! I hope the last week or two haven't been too stressful and that you have been surrounded by friends and family.
    you inspire me to do some stuff for christmas. i must ... i think about it and never do it. this year i must! thank you!

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  11. That book looks wonderful! It's true, children are missing out (though not mine!) and it makes me so sad.
    The pink is so nice, I'm sure the dress will be very pretty!

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  12. such a sweet little dress your knitting there. i'm sure it will be most appreciated.

    i'm sorry for your loss. your mother does look like such a lovely woman. my mum's memorial is this sunday. it's a very hard time, this. sending understanding hugs
    xo lori

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  13. Oh, I probably should be starting hand-made christmas gifts about now, but my belief that Christmas should be celebrated at Christmas (and that means a couple of weeks before, not several months before) I just can't bring myself to do it! Although, seeing as though all my assignments are almost done now, and Spring Carnival Racing finishes tomorrow, and that knitted gifts take a fair bit of time, I might just get started.

    Next week.

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