Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yarn Along March 6th 2013

" ~ 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 Yarn Along

This is my first completed knit project in a while.  It is the One Skein, One Night cowl...gotta be a different night than what I've had lately!!  But hey, it's FINISHED!!  Looks like a little green in there, but not really...it's called almond and it's just some Debra Norville, but I like it. Might have not bound it off as loosely as I had planned, but it's all a learning curve in life...
 
  So I've dragged out some left over projects just to tide me over...the orange is someone's new Christmas stocking.  I got going on them 2 summers/falls ago after seeing some great looking felted stockings at a LYS.  Figured the kids were getting older, going off to college and life, I'd make them stockings to take and keep theirs from their childhood to use here.  And 'cuz I'm sentimental that way and can't part with the matching ones. Made one for kid #1 and another for his girlfriend... started this one for kid #3, the Texas Longhorns fan and because I was finding so much awesome oranges at my fiber fest trip and yarn store travels...and I really like it...don't know if he does or not!!  But then kid #2 says - "I have a stocking.  Don't need another one."  Ok then!  I was asking for her color preference and that's what I got.  Then I got going on some other stuff and this is good mindless knitting, because , although they are not as big as Cheryl's (which could hold 2 elves and a small dog), they are pretty long going... just knit and watch movies and talk and whatever...no checking the count and checking the instructions...just therapy knitting... I'm wanting to get back to my Juliette vest, but after you've frogged it out 2 or 3 or 4 times, you just need a break and then a stretch of quiet knitting time to get it off on the right foot...hand....needle...so, it sits in the bag, waiting for its release from time out.  But that's OK...
And I also unzipped one of those great little bags I made a few S&S weekends ago and found a few rows of another Sunlight Shawl for Sad people, so I got that out.  I wore my other one on Sunday to church and was kind of expressing how I wished I hadn't hit the panic button about how much yarn I needed to finish with a picot edge, which looks great, I might add and not nearly as hard as I feared!  Although I really like this shawl/scarf, thinking I might hop around on Ravelry a bit and see if I find one that grows wider more than longer...does that make sense??  If I could draw it here, you might get what I'm saying...so instead of the point being a right angle of 90 degrees, having it be wider, so I would get more width then length. I'm not so far to avoid starting this over.  I'm a big girl now and realize that there is too much time in knitting to continue, especially if you love the yarn for you, on a project that just won't work for you.  Start over and give it another chance.  Life's all about second chances, after all... ;o)
 



 This is the book I finished last night.  It is my second read in my Newbery challenge with Kate. 2011- Moon over Manifest was a good read. Here's a bit of a review.   I really enjoyed this book.  I've loaded the next one, 2010 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead into my kindle, but I'm trying to finish this other book that I renewed at the library last night-City Girl, Country Vet.  Since I work part time at a vet clinic, I figured I'd be able to relate to it.  So far, so good.  It was just that in trying out my new Kindle with Library books, I checked out my Newbery book with only a 7 day limit and then tried to hurry to get it read.  Now I'm ready for this, and my next NB I figured out how to check it for 21 days.  Hoping I won't need it that long, but I had to recheck M over M for another day or 2 to get it done.  Maybe next year I'll take a Caldecott challenge.  I do LOVE picture books!!


Also on the reading pile for this week's Yarn Along is the continuing saga of The Happiness Project.  The first project on the list in the book was to launch a blog and HEY!  I've already got on!  I'm ahead on one thing!!
Hating to admit that I fell waaaay behind the Bible reading already for this year, so I'm just puttering with the Journey devotional from Lifeway.  I got a year of this a while back and really liked it, so it's a good fit.  Hope you are readin' and knittin' and having a good end of the winter!! 
Check out the others on Ginny's Yarn Along List and see what they are up to...

2 comments:

Sue said...

I'm between books right now and don't have any knitting or crocheting project going on either. However, I am due home from vacation tomorrow and will probably be starting a book soon.

=)

Adrie said...

Love the Happiness Project - a great book!