Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Yarn Along--good books and bad knits
I'm back with Ginny's Yarn Along this week...
Last week I finished both Manalive and a pair of socks on the same day. The socks turned out alright, and I think I will put them away for next autumn, as it appears that spring is finally here. Maybe I will squeeze in pairs of socks between other things all spring and summer and that way have new socks for everyone come the colder weather again. Manalive was wonderful fun and I know I will be reading it again someday.
Right now I am reading a very slender volume by Prof. Joseph Pearce, whom Una and I were lucky enough to meet and hear speak at an IHM Conference last month. It's an easy read, and I could get through it in a few hours if I had a few consecutive hours in which to read. We've not yet seen The Hobbit movie yet, and when we do we will take the advice of many and not draw comparisons between the movie and the book, but try to enjoy each for what it is.
My knitting...well, I have a long list of things I want to make and with finances being what they are, I have to work from my stash, so I am undecided as to what to do next. As I can't stand to be in the van without some knitting project, I grabbed some novelty yarn I picked up for 80 cents a skein and began a plain, garter stitch cowl on big needles. I can't decide what I think about it, whether I like it or find it incomparably ugly. Like the fleece of a sheep that went tripping through dye vats. I may have to wait and try it on to figure it out...if it is truly awful when completed, it will find its way to the children's dress-up bin.
So--what are you knitting right now? Knitting for spring? For next winter?