Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Year of Projects & Yarn Along

Doing double duty today as I link up with both my fellow Year of Project friends (Sunday was too busy with Easter--sorry!) and those stopping by from Ginny's Yarn Along. Not to worry there is enough knitting and reading to go around.

I got over my knitters block and managed to cast on for the second sock of the striped socks. If you checked in on Tuesday you know I have a plan to help me knock two things off my list next month. Once that is done I will just have the two hoods left and I'll be finished! I don't think I'll be able to finish both hoods in a month, but stranger things have happened.
I started an owl hat for Stomper, but something strange happened to it and it doesn't fit right. What I need to do is pick up some stitches to work on the length, but I'm feeling a little discouraged. I may or may not work on it. I may turn it into a doll bed, I may burn it, I don't know. I nearly cried when I put it on him and it didn't fit.

Stomper and I have been working through a small stack of books I got him a the library. He really likes The Baby Dances, Otis, Super Hero ABCand Baby Goofy . There are others in the stack, but we haven't gotten a chance to read them all. Baby dances is full of soft pictures of a little baby, he just loves to look at her toes, fingers, and smile. Otis is about a tractor and a calf and the artwork is nearly monochromatic, so the red of the tractor really sticks out. Superhero ABC has brightly colored art and silly names (there is a superhero who vomits) and that's why I think he likes it.

I just finished Railsea and it didn't end like I thought. It didn't end bad or abruptly, just not like I thought. It was definitely a good read and I recommend giving it a try. I gave a more in depth review on it during this yarn along if you are interested.

I cracked the spine of a new book last night called Scarlet. Its a retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood but in a different direction. More like the author took the idea of the classic and expanded. It is the second in a series, the first being Cinder. The first book was amazing, vivid, and well thought out. I hope my hopes aren't too high for this one. Time will tell.

Oh, and I haven't picked up that final Rangers Apprentice book up in a long time.  I will, when I'm ready.

5 comments:

  1. Such nice gentle colors in your socks! My 14 yo son is reading the Rangers Apprentice books and really enjoying them. :)

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  2. I hate it when things go wrong and a project doesn't fit..and starting over because of a fit screw up always depresses me..I miss reading to my son..now that he is 21, he really doesn't appreciate it!

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  3. I'd put the hat in a big time out and go back to it when you can look at it with fresh eyes. Love the sock. But then I'm a bit obsessive that way :)

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  4. Beautiful sock! I remember loving that yarn when you posted about the first sock. So sorry about Stomper's hat, put it in the naughty corner until it's truly repentant.

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  5. Thank you for all the encouragement .. it is just what I needed!

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