yarning alone last week, I am delighted to be back where I belong on a Wednesday, Yarning Along with Ginny and friends!
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence
of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other
people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or
crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it
either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo
with the rest of us! ~
I promise I'm not being sketchy for the sake of being sketchy. I restarted the Mystery Birthday Project that I mentioned a few weeks ago. I am half-way done and wanted to share it, but also didn't want to give away the surprise. Actually, the photo is doubly a tease, since the yarn doesn't look exactly like that - it is more of a heathered teal in real life.
So, why the restart? I was being realistic with myself. The original Mystery Birthday Project used fingering weight yarn and US Size 3 needles. What work I finished looked lovely, but there is no denying that they were going to take forever! In addition to that project, I have a baby bolero, baby blanket, and mommy-to-be shawl in the queue, so I found a pattern for a similar object that uses worsted weight yarn and US Size 9 needles. The work so far is lovely and I'm half-done after only four days, so I'm viewing the decision as a win-win rather than a cop out.
After a few weeks of floundering with a Saint with whom I was not connecting, I gave myself permission to go out of order (gasp!) with A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
. I am enjoying a very fulfilling week with Saint Monica.
Be sure to check out Small Things for more knitting and reading inspiration and tell me what's on your needles at the moment! Ginny is sharing a delightful children's book about knitting today!
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