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Things That Make Me Happy


I’m not promising to make this a regular thing, but I’m going to do an occasional “Things that make me happy” post.  Life is busy, messy, and not always much fun.  But I don’t have anything (except a messy house, and who’s fault is that?) to complain about.  And I don’t mean “things” in a material sense either.

Today I’m starting with this:

That’s enough to make me smile!  I love the shawl.  I love my jean jacket.  And I love the fact that the hat on the manequin matches the outfit.  I may never undress this thing.  It may just decorate my house, at least until it gets cold here in Minnesota.  That may be tomorrow.  Who knows?!?

I used 3 skeins of Silk Garden Sock yarn, color 252,  on size 6 needles.  The pattern is called Langsgalid Barur by Sigridur Halldorsdottir.  The book is available from Schoolhouse Press.

This is going to work great with my black pants or a pair of jeans added to the ensemble.  I really should find a cute green hat to go with it.  (Not!)

You know what else makes me happy?  I don’t have to go to a laundromat.  Bye!!!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

11 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Oh that is so pretty!! Love the colors. And those flowers in the cornor of the picture make me smile. I would be thrilled at not having to go to the laundomat!

  2. I love the colors in your shawl. It looks great with the bluejean jacket. My laundry has been staring at me for 3 days while I try to knit and pretend the pile isn’t there. How do you get so much done?

  3. A look at your beautifully dressed manequin makes me happy, too, and she doesn’t even live at my house. Wish the shawl did though! It is fabulous. (And where did you ever find that manequin???)

  4. Looks super! You styled is so nicely and it looks like it will fit in your wardrobe wonderfully!

  5. That has to be one of the prettiest you’ve made. Definitely wearable! I like the colors.

  6. It’s wonderful! And yes… take the whole set-up and just put it in the corner of your bedroom so you can wake up feeling good, just waiting for the day you can put it on! If I could finish anything these days, I would copy you (again), but alas, I just cast on for a sweater.

  7. I love your wire lady! What a perfect way to show off your beautiful knitting and I agree with you about leaving her dressed this way! The shawl turned out beautiful, I haven’t knit with this weight of noro yarn and look forward to adding it to my stash. I’m sitting by an open window for the first time in several months as the weather is finally cooling down into the 70’s for the day. We are heading back to the 90’s next week so I’m going to gather my knitting and enjoy the cool breeze while I can. I love that you are heading into Fall and can really enjoy wearing your beautiful knits! My favorite thing about home schooling is the flexibility. When we have a great week and finish early with studies, we take off and go visit a museum or cooking school tour or anything that sounds like fun for the day!

  8. That is a gorgeous shawl – love the colors – I can see why it makes you happy!

  9. I can see why they would make you happy! The shawl is pretty, I priced the book you mentioned wow $50+. Guess I will have to pass on this one..

  10. What a svelte and willing model. I would keep knitting and changing her outfit too.

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