Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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.