Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: The Year the Swallows Came Early, by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. I've just started this one so I don't know much about it yet, but it sounds like it'll be a cute middle grade read.

Knitting: A little progress on a sock is all I have to show this week. I finished a hat a couple of days ago and I'm going to cast on a Nurmilintu shawl soon. (My first project involving real lace! I'm sort of nervous about that.) Being in between projects at the moment, I've been knitting a couple of stripes on this sock (which is usually my car knitting).

{Yarn Along is a weekly link up hosted by Ginny where you can share what you've been knitting and reading.}

16 comments:

  1. Perfect car knitting :-) I love the colors of the stripes. They work real well together.

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    1. Striped socks are so motivating to knit! :)

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  2. I thought I might be one of the few that CAR CREATE! (I don't knit anymore. I found crochet easier for me to understand...) I bring along a basket with my bible, a book...and my latest crochet project. You never know when you're out-and-about when you'll have a few minutes to read or create!

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    1. Exactly! I'm never without a book, and usually I have my knitting with me, too. Those little minutes of waiting around really add up when you're doing something productive.

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  3. neat pattern colours on the sock, I haven't read that author, so might check it out. I'm visiting from Yarn Along

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  4. I love the sock colors! Lace knitting seems very intimidating before you actually try it. Once you get into it, you'll find its not as scary as you thought! Just read the charts and count your stitches carefully.

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    1. Thanks! I hope it won't be as intimidating once I try it (I feel the same way about colorwork). That shawl isn't all lace, but those lace sections will the most lace knitting I've ever done before. :)

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  5. Great colours, good fun
    Book looks great too
    Happy days x

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    1. Thanks! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Your read does look really cute! And those colors in your knitting project are gorgeous paired together. :)

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    1. This book is cute so far. Thanks...I really like the colors in the sock, but I wish the lighter colored stripes weren't right against each other. Sometimes they blend in too much. :)

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  7. Love those stripes! Also lace is so much to knit. The nervousness is part of the thrill ;)

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    1. Ha...I hope I'll feel that way when I try knitting lace!

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  8. That's one of the new Felici colorways, isnt it?? Looks great! (A bit sad that I didn't/don't have a chance to get some)

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    1. Yes, it's the Wizard colorway. Not my favorite of what I ordered (I really love Teacup), but it's still nice. :)

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