Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yarn Along

Well, here we are again for the weekly Yarn Along hosted by Ginny over at Small Things.  This is such a great motivator - I find myself actually getting some knitting done just so that I have something to include in the picture.

This week:
Reading - I just finished the Alexander McCall Smith novel that I started and posted last week and, as always, it was brilliant.  How as a man he can write about a woman's feelings about her child and be so accurate is mystifying to me.  This man is brilliant.  I have just started a new Jennifer Chiaverini Elm Creek novel, "The Aloha Quilt."  It seems like it's going to follow in her usual fine form.  I also thought I would share my devotions book I am following right now.  Just before the new year, I went into the Christian bookstore and had a good browse, looking for the right devotional book for the new year.  I wasn't seeing anything that leapt out at me and then I saw Beth Moore's name and my interest was piqued.  She has four "90 Days with..." books and obviously, Jesus was the place to begin.  I am really enjoying it so far.  I think I may buy her David book next.

Knitting - I finished LB's hat/scarf combo and I LOVE it.  I did it in Spud and Chloe and it's a nice weight.  I love having the scarf attached to the hat.  I'm a bit paranoid about scarves and the risk of being strangled.  This is a perfect solution and was a quick and easy knit.  I may make him another one because we do have a bad habit of misplacing hats.  Next, I'm starting this wrap.  I am not a huge fan of the pattern but it seemed like a good way to use this yarn.  A friend gave it to me for Christmas and I was a bit unsure about what to do.  I  know this makes me a bit unusual in the knitting world but I don't have a yarn stash and I don't buy yarn unless I have a project in mind.  To start with the yarn instead of the pattern was strange to me.  I'm terrified I won't have enough.  Oh, well, it looks like it will be super cozy and I love the brown colour.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the idea of the hat/scarf combo! Great idea! The pattern for the wrap looks so cozy! I hope you have enough yarn! :-)