Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: One + One = Blue, by M.J. Auch. This is a middle grade novel about a boy who has synesthesia, a condition that I'm fascinated by. People with synesthesia see numbers or letters as certain colors, or connect music with colors, or a variety of other incredible things. The book is pretty enjoyable so far, but there isn't quite as much about synesthesia as I had expected and hoped. (The plot has mostly been about the boy's estranged mother coming back into his life.)

Knitting: I finally got up enough nerve to cast on my first real colorwork project. I've had the yarn and pattern for years, so over the weekend I started these TARDIS mitts (I'm doing the fingerless gloves). It turns out that colorwork knitting is really addicting! I was almost halfway through with the first one when I realized it was turning out too big. I knew I wouldn't be happy with it, so I ripped it out and started over with smaller needles. I'm also going to attempt to add a gusset rather than the afterthought thumb, so we'll see how that bit of improvising goes. :)

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

20 comments:

  1. Fascinating! I love young adult reads. So fun! I need to do a color work project. It is on the list for 2016.

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    1. I love kids' books, too. :) I meant to learn colorwork knitting last year but didn't, so I wanted to make sure I got around to it this year!

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  2. Fun! I have done very little color work but think I will attempt more in the next year!

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    1. I love the way it looks so I hope there will be more in my future, too! :)

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  3. Love those Tardis Mitts! I have never heard of synesthesia before...thanks for sharing about it.

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    1. Thanks! I think it's a fascinating condition...I first heard about it a couple of years ago when I stumbled across the blog of a musician who saw music as colors. :)

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  4. thats amazing...I'm in awe of people who can knit like this. my boys would die for these tardis mitts! someday :)

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    1. You could definitely knit colorwork! I can't knit continental, so I'm just finding it a bit slower than regular stockinette.

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  5. I really love colourwork patterns and have so many projects in the queue but haven't been able to bite the bullet! Way to go, you. :)

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    1. I love colorwork patterns, too! (I've been wanting to knit a Strokkur sweater forever.) You should go for it! :)

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  6. mine also turned out HUGE. I just ripped back myself and took out one repeat of the tardis and 8 sts on the back as well.

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    1. I don't understand it, because with so many of the projects on Ravelry, everybody was saying how small the mitts were and how they would best fit kids! I probably should have done something similar to what you did...I went down to size 1 needles and while it's much better, they're still bigger than I'd like.

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  7. Greetings,
    Your blog is lovely! I randomly found it while looking for a sewing pattern. Anyway, I felt myself getting drawn into your posts and looking at your etsy shop.Your yarn looks amazing! I however don't knit so I simply admire all of your work. I also was really inspired by your photos of you wearing your own creations. :) Makes me want to sew more things for myself. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! :) Coincidentally, I remember stumbling across your website several years ago...I think maybe you hosted a giveaway for a blog that I read or something? Anyway, your costumes are beautiful.

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  8. Aw, the cover of your current read looks adorbs! :)

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    1. The cover is really cute! Unfortunately, the book wasn't exactly what I was expecting. It was okay, but not as promising as it began...

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