Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yarn Along--in the palm of my hand


I am back again for Ginny's Yarn Along!

Well, I haven't made any progress in the last 3 weeks with my February Lady Sweater.  I dropped a stitch in the gull lace pattern, tried to back up and made a worse mess of things, and unless I find a local knitting genius to get me back on track, I fear it will remain in its current state of neglect indefinitely.

Meanwhile, I knit teeny things for Gemma's doll.  Gem's birthday is Saturday and I still have a little bonnet I want to make to go with this cardigan.  Anyone have a pattern for 1 1/4" long doll booties using worsted?

I haven't made much progress with The Return of the King, either.  Still plugging away, but that is because I have been spending a lot of time lately writing, and that cuts into the little reading/knitting time I have.

The big news is that I bought a Kindle Touch for Una and myself with some of our Etsy earnings!  As a bookbinder and restorer of old books, I for many years have looked down my nose at these things, and in all truth, I still prefer to turn a page by hand, but our library situation is such that as a homeschooling mother with a child entering high school, I felt I could no longer do without it.  Una consumes books, and I have neither the money nor the shelf space to keep her supplied.

We "christened" our Kindle with a first purchase of G.K. Chesterton, on whom Una has an intellectual crush.  We bought The Essential G. K. Chesterton  (don't be deceived--it does not have 400+ works of his!) and The Complete Father Brown Mysteries Collection.

Hope to see what you're up to in your reading and knitting this week!

7 comments:

  1. I hope you find someone to help save your FLS! I had to frog mine and am holding off recasting on for when I'll have a little more attention for it.
    Enjoy your Kindle! I have a nook and it is wonderful. To be able to put so much on it - and there is so much available for free it's amazing. :)

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  2. What a sweet little doll cardigan. I hope you find a pattern for the booties. I used to feel the same about Kindle readers, but now I consume books using Kindle on my iphone and love it. I can read with the lights out and anytime I have a spare couple of minutes. I love the fact that your lovely Una has such a passion for books. Happy reading! Jacinta

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  3. I totally understand the reasoning behind getting a Kindle! I'm still stalling...
    Love the quick doll knits- quick projects are totally the best

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  4. have you used lifelines nadja? they can be helpful (really helpful) when knitting lace. i hope you get it sorted, and that tiny yellow cardi is adorable.

    p.s. my box arrived today!

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  5. Such a sweet little sweater! Reminds me of the four I got one year for Christmas presents for the Bitty Babies (not being a knitter, I had to purchase them from a nice grandmotherly lady). And how appropriate to break in the kindle with some Chesterton! (We do love Father Brown around here)

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  6. These were two of our very first selections for our Kindle, too! Gotta love GKC. :0) So envious of your knitting talent; the little sweater is precious!

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  7. Ah, well, Lisa...You have extraordinarily fine taste in literature!

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