My life has been crazy lately. Sometimes crazy good, other times just crazy, period.
Anyway, I have dozens of pictures I’d like to share of happenings and projects completed but I never sit in front of the computer long enough to get a post together. Instead I’ve been opting to knit. However, since it’s Wednesday and I have been knitting and reading, I’m excited to join in Yarn Along.
I’m currently bouncing between a few different projects. One is the gull lace blanket I started last year. For some strange reason I had an urge to pick it up and knit a few rows. I’m quite happy with it so far.
My plan is to knit everyone in my family each a pair of socks for the holidays this year. Three pairs total. A little while ago I sat down and mapped out deadlines for each pair. (I work best when I have a deadline of some sort.) For me to remain on my self-imposed schedule, the first pair should be completed by October 25th. I might be in a better place if I hadn’t decided to rip my current progress apart and start over. One week isn’t a long time for two socks when you’ve never made them before. But I’m feeling hopeful and ambitious. (Progress on the current one can be seen in basket in the above photo.)
I’ve also started swatching for the Rocky Coast cardigan.
In reading news:
I’ve recently finished Wilderness Wife by Katherene Pinkerton. It was suggested to me by a reader when I posted this post. If ‘roughin’ it memoirs’ are your thing, then you, like me, will enjoy this one. Though I can see how people who aren’t interested in this genre could find it slow and drab. The book is about author and her husband move to Canada and learn what it takes to live in the North Woods.
After that I read Steve Martin’s The Pleasure of My Company. I think I may have enjoyed it more than Shopgirl. The protagonist struggles to find love and happiness in his own eccentric way. I fell for all the characters and the whole book reads like a movie. (Has it been made into a movie? It should.) A line from the book: “There are few takers for the quiet heart.”
Currently, I’m getting lost in a tale of painter Egon Schiele’s life called The Pornographer of Vienna. I’ve read mixed reviews on the book but am personally enjoying it so far. But just like ‘roughin’ it memoirs’, I’m partial to stories about artist’s lives.
As well as savoring my first Kinfolk magazine. I’ve followed their blog for quite a while but was just gifted Vol. 5. Reading the magazine itself is like a delicious meal and so much better in print than on a screen. I’m hoping to get my hands on the earlier volumes and continue to get more in the future.
What have YOU been knitting or reading?
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