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.


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

  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 that he is 21, he really doesn't appreciate it!

  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 :)

  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.

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


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