Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yarn Along

~Reading and Knitting - my favorite duo~
Joining Ginny today for her weekly Yarn Along and you should too!

I've been devouring books lately. I go through reading phases where I can't seem to get enough, how about you?

I finished Splintered --amazing Alice in Wonderland inspired book. Her inspiration was Lewis Carrol and Tim Burton. The book is filled with jaw dropping imagery it was fascinating to read. I picked up Leviathan, but I'm not sure if I'm going to read it or not. I am intrigued by the Star-Wars style AT-AT Walker in it though that the main character is piloting, which is why I picked it up in the first place. My sister told me it's good, so I will probably press-on and get into the book. Secondly I am reading So B. It along with my Mom and a teen I am helping out. I wouldn't say the book is awful, but I don't like it. I am reading it to encourage the kiddo I'm helping out so I guess liking it isn't necessary. So B It is about a teen going off in search of her mentally disabled mother's identity. Thirdly I am reading the fifth installment of the Among the Hidden. It is such a fast paced series that I am devouring it, of course the fact that its only a few hundred pages long and written for elementary reading level helps. The story is so action packed that I think even kids who hate reading would be able to handle a few chapters a day.

My knitting is on hold while I wait for my finger to heal. I have some skin sensitives and I wasn't being careful. The result was that my first knuckle on my right hand ring finger has a painful crack in it that makes bending it near impossible. I tried to knit and keep it straight, but do you know how difficult it is to keep your ring finger straight while the other ones bend? Before I hurt my finger I finished off another ribbed hat and cast on for a pair of fingerless gloves. I knit these gloves before, but this time I'm not putting tips on the fingers. I really hate knitting the fingers of gloves, so hopefully I will follow through with finishing them. I also finished up a felted bowl I started over the summer. I had to felt it twice, I learned a lot in the process.

How about you? How is your reading or knitting going? Feel free to leave a link in the comments! 


  1. I know about the finger cracks...I get the splits and bleeds all winter long (though, it's lessened considerably since we moved to California). You could try a splint on that finger...not that it would be comfortable but you could probably knit :)

    1. I thought about a splint .. lol .. I was able to knit some today, I was glad because my Christmas to knit list is still long!

  2. hope you heal quickly so you can get back to regular life! My husband has those problems and nothing seems to work.

  3. Hoping Your finger gets back to normal soon. Your books sound good. Something to consider.

  4. I have splits around the edges of my thumb in the dry winter. Good luck with the healing! Sometimes bandaids with neosporin helps and sometimes not! Great bowl! When I replaced my washer, they tried to tell me I wanted a front loader...nope...I might want to felt!

  5. hope you heal fast and can get back to that knitting!

  6. I hope your finger heals soon, I love the sound of Splintered. Deb x

  7. hope you heal up soon and well, rest those fingers! I love the felted bowl.

  8. Sore hands are not good when you are knitting, I find I have to stop.

    Love your felted bowl, I have successfully felted in a front loading machine. I just it in the machine with something in like a pair of tights and put it through the wash with everything else, it has worked every time up until now!

    Hope your finger heals soon :)

  9. Hope your finger heals quickly, so that you can get back to knitting.

  10. Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement!


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