What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Yarn Along

I haven't participated in the yarn along for quite some time.  The reason for this is simple.  There has been nothing to show!  I've been in a sort of yarn funk.  Over a dozen projects lying around half-done but no motivation to do them.  Movie nights is basically when I do yarn projects, but even those have been more a 'turn into a zombie tv-watcher" with my hands being preoccupied holding/being held by Matt's.  Over the last few weeks, I've needed that bit of hand holding, let me tell you.

I am happy, happy, HAPPY to report to you today, though, that I FINALLY finished the first fingerless mits I've ever knit (and the second knit project I've ever begun)!  Going from simple washclothes to four double pointed needles was a huge challenge for me- but the perk is that now plain knitting with two needles seems that much easier and less daunting.  After all, I have been fumbling over four needles on and off for a good year and a half now.

One is slightly longer than the other one- and I didn't discover until it was too late that with varigated yarn you must start at the same color point in the yarn in order to have two MATCHING pieces...but you know what?  I don't care.  I am just thrilled that they are DONE with still a bit of cold left this winter in which to wear them.

The next project my knitting class is going to do is a cabled purse.  It uses bulky yarn and only TWO needles- so it will (hopefully!) be a quicker project to finish.  And, of course, plenty of works-in-progress to pick up whenever I finally get the gumption.

As for reading~ I am on a Booker T. Washington kick.  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography for now.  This One next.  When I am feeling the need for a quick read and a story with some closure, I pick up the The Complete Father Brown mysteries I began back in January.  And when I feel like not using too many braincells, I pick up Chickens in the Road.  I'm not sure I like this book- but I am only 1/4 of the way through it.  It is just one of those books where I don't feel I can relate at all to the author...which is odd because it seemed like I would, it being a "city lady moving to the country and doing country things" kind-of story.



steph said...

I've seen that sequined yarn in stores, but never anything made with it….I LOVE IT!!!! (my socks are always fraternal twins---not identical….the mitts look great just the way they are!))))

katie metzroth said...

I love them! :) hope things are looking up and you can hold your needles in your hands more. :)

Full of Grace said...

I Love Them! They are Awesome!!!

Alyssa Spring said...

Holy Moses they are beautiful. Good job woman.

JenniferM said...

Enjoying Father Brown? I've never read any, but I just ordered the Innocence of Fr Brown on audio CDs for $5! I'm looking forward to hearing the book. : )

Link if anyone is interested:

Manalive audio is only $5 too.

Robbie Parker said...

Awesome! I love that they are not the same...they are a little funky and fun.

Bobbi Anderson said...

I just got Maria Montessoris book the absorbent mind, awesome, made me think of you and all you recommend, because at the same time I orderd that book on the classically trained mind!
And well done on the knits! I have 3 wips right now, 2 are sweaters!!! My first time making those! Woo hoo!

Leah T. said...

They look great! And you're going to love doing cables! :D

I'm working on a shawl for Esther right now. It's worked from the bottom up so I had to cast on nearly 400 stitches! But I'm through the lace part now and just have the body to finish. Oh, and then I need to make one for Hannah. LOL There are lots of projects that need to be started after these shawls are done. (I think I'm going to put a quick post up on my old blog about my projects. ;) )

As for reading, I'm not getting much in lately. :( I have so many good books that I need to get to! Maybe I'll start one tonight.

Amanda said...

Lovely knitting, lovely yarn! What kind of camera do you use?
I read Up From Slavery last year and it was so very eye opening. I know many people who think differently about Lincoln. Its sort of a Pygmalion story, the emeacipation, in that people were suddenly reclassified but had no resources, skills or information to succeed!