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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

As ever, joining Ginny at small things this week—

On the needles…
I feel like I will be working on this tunic for the rest of my life! I haven’t had nearly as much time as I hoped to knit this week, and I still have about four and a half inches to go before it’s done. It goes really quickly—when I have time to sit and work on it—but the last three times I’ve picked it up I haven’t even managed to finish a single round. I’ve decided that finished or not, at some point this week I’ll be casting on another project. Poor Asher has been waiting far too long for the vest I want to make for him, so I really should get started on it. (Ravelry details here.)

On the nightstand…
I also haven’t had as much time to read this week as I would have liked. I am still reading Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter and I am far enough along now to say, unequivocally, that I love this book. I’ve added Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s blog to my regular morning reading. It really is that good; if you knit, and for some reason you haven’t read it, you’re missing out on a hilarious read.

The other book I’ve been thumbing through is Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan. I love all the gorgeous hand-dyed yarn I see around, but I can rarely afford to buy any—so I’m going to try my hand at making my own. I imagine my kids will be wearing some really ugly hats while I’m getting the hang of it, but I’d like to see if I can come close to the sorts of beautiful yarns I covet. And—lucky you!—I’ll be sharing my adventures and misadventures right in this very space.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 7:36 am

    I think I laughed more reading the Yarn Harlot than any other book I have ever read!
    Love her.

  2. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 8:10 am

    What a lovely tunic! Nice work.

  3. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 8:53 am

    That little dress is in my queue to knit for a friend. Glad to know it will take me a while to knit! I also have just discovered The Yarn Harlot and just love her books! They do make me justify more than I should though!! She ‘made’ me totally go off my yarn diet.

  4. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:46 pm

    The tunic is gorgeous! Sometimes picking up something new and taking a break from a project that seems to never end is a good thing. And I’ve got to read the Yarn Harlot.

  5. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 1:00 pm

    It’s looking great! Sometimes the projects that take the longest are the ones that are the most worth waiting for!

  6. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 2:05 pm

    Your tunic is so beautiful in that blue!

    I’m looking forward to reading about your hand dyeing adventures!

  7. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 2:09 pm

    The tunic is coming along nicely, looks like you are almost done.

  8. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 7:28 pm

    What a sweet tunic 🙂

  9. Thursday, 14 April 2011 5:01 am

    It’s going to be a beautiful tunic when it’s done. Love the colour!

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