Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Yarn Along


Reading: I'm reading The Key to Extraordinary, by Natalie Lloyd. Natalie is such a sweet person, and I loved her first novel, A Snicker of Magic. She writes sweet middle grade stories, with a lot of quirky characters and a bit of magical realism thrown in. This is her newest book that came out at the end of February, and I'm so excited to finally be reading it. :)

Knitting: Both my sweater and my shawl are too bulky to easily carry around now, and I've been itching to knit more socks, so I decided to go ahead and cast on a pair. (My first socks of the year, after knitting about ten pairs in 2015.) I'm just doing plain vanilla socks. But my gauge has loosened and my last few pairs have been a bit baggy, so I'm going down to size 1 DPNs and casting on a few extra stitches, hoping that results in a pair that fits perfectly. :)

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

10 comments:

  1. I love that yarn! All of my favorite colors. Looking beautiful!

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    1. I love the colors in this yarn, too! And I like the way it's knitting up. :)

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  2. That yarn is beautiful. Excellent choice! Early this year, I started knitting a pair of red worsted weight socks. I knit mine two at a time. However, I've been sidetracked by other projects that they are currently hibernating. I'll have to check out that book. Breadcrumbs arrived yesterday. I purchased it for my twelve year old daughter, but I'm sure I'll read it also.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you and your daughter enjoy reading Breadcrumbs. :)

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  3. Nice yarn, love all those colours in it. Enjoy your sock knitting :) 10 pairs in a year is very impressive!

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    1. Thanks! I really like knitting socks. :)

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  4. I can't wait to read The Key to Extraordinary! I actually found your blog via Natalie's blog - her writing is some of my favourite :) Your socks look amazing- I would love to be able to use DPNs but they don't seem to love me haha ;)

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    1. I just finished it last night, it was such a sweet story! I love Natalie's writing, too. :) Thanks. I know a lot of people think DPNs are fiddly but I love them!

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  5. Yay! Hope you're enjoying Natalie's novel, Kristin. I know how much you liked her debut. Happy reading - and knitting. :)

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    1. I finished it last night, and I really enjoyed it! I think I still love A Snicker of Magic a bit more, though. :)

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