Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: Winter, by Marissa Meyer. I'm so excited for this book! I don't read much YA, but the Lunar Chronicles series is incredible. It's basically fairy tale retellings set in a futuristic world...think Cinderella and Rapunzel (and others) mixed with Doctor Who. These books are funny and action-packed and very addicting, and this is the final book in the series. I highly recommend checking them out, even if they don't sound like the sort of thing you'd normally read. (I held off on reading them for a long time for that reason, but then I felt silly after I realized how good they are.)

Knitting: I'm still working on my first colorwork project, my TARDIS mitts! The first one is finished, and though it's a little bigger than I'd like, going down a needle size helped a lot. I'm really happy with how my improvised thumb gusset turned out, too. I was hoping to finish these before I started on my Christmas gift knitting, but that yarn is supposed to arrive tomorrow...so the mitts might have to get set aside for a few weeks.

{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. They look great! My colorwork is coming out larger than I would like too. I'm hoping I can shrink it down a bit in the dryer. Looking forward to seeing how your mitts progress.

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    1. Thanks! I won't be able to put mine in the dryer, but I am looking forward to seeing how the stitches even out when I block them (hopefully!).

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  2. My hubby would love the Tardis mitts...I am not great with colorwork. It is something I need a lot of time and concentration for. Someday!

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    1. I'm not great with colorwork, either! I can't knit continental for the life of me, so I do a lot of awkward fumbling when I'm using two colors, ha.

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  3. Those are so cute! I'm going to have to give knitting those a try!

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  4. These are so different. Love the colours and pattern.

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  5. Cute mitts! Those books completely sound up my alley so thanks for the recommendation- I'll head to the library site to research!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the series if you read them! They're so addictive and much better than I expected them to be. :) I love the clever ways that the author incorporates fairy tales into the futuristic, space setting.

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  6. The mittens are amazing! I just started watching Doctor Who again and I'm totally in the mood for some Tardis themed crafting - I saw a snow covered tree ornament that I might try and find time for :)

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    1. Thanks! There are so many cute Doctor Who themed patterns out there. :) I seem to find myself knitting something DW related at least once a year!

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  7. I don't think I've ever seen the Lunar books couple with a DW comparison. Um, that ups the cool factor by ten! :)

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    1. I definitely get a DW vibe with this series sometimes, particularly with Cress and Winter. Thorne reminds me of Jack Harkness, except much better. :) And there's a part of Cress that reminds me of the episode "Asylum of the Daleks."

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