12/08/2014

on the needles, on the nightstand

the past couple of weeks has been progress on my works in progress… 
I have reached the crochet border on my Ondine Shawl.
I aa few repeats into Flying Home.
I also aso happy that I finally finished a couple of things. 
First off, my Waters Edge Shawl. A simple yet beautiful pattern. Lots of stockinette which made this great audiobook knitting. I love it! The colors are incredible.  
Also finished is the Dashwood Shawl.
This pattern was very easy to memorize and worked froside to side which made it easy to adjust only having one skein of yarn to work with. This was my first time using Yoth Yarns. Amazing & so soft! 
It was a real treat for my hands which is probably why this shawl just flew off the needles. 
I could not put it down.
In between these two projects I managed to knit up a few christmas ornaments as well…

What are you reading right now? I have a few books on my nightstand, 
the problem with working at a library is that I often come across books I would like to
 read so my list gets longer and longer each day.
 Especially when a shipment of new books comes in.
Half Broke Horses,  because it is described as a Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults.
Since You've Been Gone, because the cover looked so good.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, I can't resist a little quirk in a french setting.
Emily & Einstein, because the story sounded lovely and I can't resist a cute dog.
I know that right now tis the season for holiday music and my favorite albums are on repeat but I aalso absolutely loving the new album by She&Him.








11/19/2014

I knit up a few hearts. A quick little project, simple and sweet. 
I am using yarn scraps. 
Just a few to add to my christmas tree this year when I put it up.
Is it too early yet? I think not. It will go up this weekend. Not like its much work to do. 
Its only about 3 feet tall. 
I'm plugging away on some of my current wips. I knit a little here and there on each of my projects.
I couldn't resist buying some of this beautiful yarn. I really love an 80/10/10 blend.
Its a beautiful light grey called Sea Salt.  Its a lovely soft color and soft yarn. 
It will be this shawl.
Finished is my Margin shawl. It was a test knit for Karen.
She has some lovely patterns, so I feel lucky to have been able to test knit for her.
Its a very simple pattern with contrasting color. The blue was originally for my color affection shawl, but I frogged it after I decided I didn't like my color choices. 
I'm going to put that pattern on the shelf for now, until I can decide on some colors that I want to knit that much garter with. 
I also finished my second Whispering Pines shawl
Why did I knit a second one, well I really like the first one but my mom liked it as well and she took it back to Canada with her after her visit. 
I really liked using the new fingering yarn by O-wool. 
The color is called Barn Owl. It was perfect for this pattern. 
 I have been listening and reading a lot of poetry in the last couple weeks. 
I have this audiobook in my queue right now, I loved the Robert Burns reading.
You'll recognize most of the voices doing the reading.  Some of my favorite poems in this list.
For those of you who like this sort of thing, check this page out. There are some
really interesting links.