Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: Lizzy & Jane, by Katherine Reay. I read this author's first book, Dear Mr. Knightley, a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it. I've just started this one, but if it's half as good as the first I'll be pleased. :)

Knitting: I think these socks showed up in a Yarn Along post a couple of months ago. I've been knitting on them off and on when I have the chance, so progress has been slow. The first sock is finished and I'm only a couple of stripes away from the heel on this second one. Honestly, I'm not in love with these colors so I want to finish up this pair so I can cast on some fall-colored socks.

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

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  1. Hi Kristin! I like the colors! The socks look so good! I am going over to Amazon to check out your book suggestion.

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    1. Thanks! I definitely recommend Dear Mr. Knightley, and so far this one is really good, too. :)

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  2. Hello. Your socks are adorable. The colors are fantastic.

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    1. Thank you! They're just a bit more pastel than I'd normally go for. :)

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  3. I've never yet attempted (crochet) socks. But they look beautiful. :) I've been meaning to read that book! Glad you enjoyed the first one. I'm adding them to my To Be Read list

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    1. Making socks is very addicting. :) I've had this book for too long, and I figured now was the perfect chance to read it, with her new book coming out soon.

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  4. I am reading that book now! I am enjoying it...it is an easy read!

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  5. Slow progress is still progress. It doesn't matter how long they languish, eventually we will finish all of them! :-)

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  6. I like those colors -- they'll be bright and cheerful in the middle of winter!

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    1. Thanks. Yes, they will be! I'm just itching to knit with some fall-colored yarn now since this is my favorite season. :)

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  7. Ahhh! Lizzy and Jane, I hope you enjoy this one, Kristin. Like DMK and The Bronte Plot it's typical, first-class Katherine Reay writing. Happy reading and knitting! Love those colors.

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    1. I'm really loving it so far! And of course I hope to read The Bronte Plot soon. :)

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  8. Yeah summery colours are no good in fall! ;) This is why I still haven't made socks, I wouldn't bother repeating the process when it came to the second one!

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    1. Exactly! I just wound up two balls of fall-colored sock yarn so now I'm even more anxious to finish these. :) Sometimes I get second sock syndrome, but I'm enough of a product-oriented knitter that I'm not happy until that second one is finished! But you could always knit socks two at a time. :)

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  9. I really love stripey socks and those are gorgeous.

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    1. I love striped socks, too! :) Thanks.

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