"~ 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'm FREE!! Yes! Tax season has ended...at least the main part. There are some extensions and some payroll taxes and sales tax returns that need some attention, but the April 15th rush is done...so I can get some stuff going here.
Yarn Along ...here's the scoop... I finished the Half-Stitched Amish Quilt Club last night. I finished CABIN this morning. I have had Secrets Over Sweet Tea for quite a while as a borrow from a friend and it's time to read it. Under the books you will see a stack of magazines. Some have been started, some may even be finished and some are never opened. Time to look through the pile and figure out what still needs read and what is done and then pass them along to the waiting room.
Now the update on the knitting Yarn- It seems that when I set my Juliet down, something got goofy and then I picked it up and couldn't figure out what went wrong, so I just started knitting and then three or four rows along, I looked closer and it has a booboo. It shows and it's on the front of one sleeve, so my friend who is a good unravel-er, is taking it back to the mistake place and I'll start back up soon. And you'll notice that brown ball of yarn...yeah, it was once the better part of a shawl, but it's the week of ending, so I looked real close at that lovely alpaca and decided that I didn't really like the way it was turning out, so I unraveled it. I can do that part, because it was all coming out. When I need to stop midway, I phone a friend. And I rolled it in a ball and then I will start again, I think a bigger needle size and maybe a different shape....I'd like something shawlish, but a long, skinny triangle shape. I'll keep looking or experimenting. Until then, I have some other thoughts. I have this great bright green cotton yarn and I'd been wanting to try a market bag, so I found this pattern for a GRRLFRIEND Market bag, and thought I'd give it a try... so I'm working the bottom on double pointed needles. A little tricky for me traveling around, but soon I'll convert it over to a circular and then I won't have to be so careful about it falling off the needles. Sometimes you just have to look at where you are, and if it's not going well and you have the ability, change the course. So I am. And there's that other great ball of yarn that I bought a long time ago, made a hat and although I loved the yarn, the hat just wasn't right, so I balled it back up for another chance. Something scarfy or shawly, but there's not much...but it is lovely....something will come of it...trust me.. :o)
So, what are you reading and knitting this week??