Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yarn Along

I haven't made much progress on Mom's vest.
Do you ever get to a point in a project where you just get nervous? I am there. Those of you who have read my blog a while know that I made a vest last year for Mom that was way too big. This is that same yarn (I frogged that vest), but the pattern calls for DK, not worsted, so I have to adjust how many rows to knit. Although I can easily do this in crochet, it seems that trying this in knit gives me pause. So I am knitting slowly to avoid having to sit a figure it all out. I do have a vest of Mom's that fits her well so I am trying to match its length and width as I go.

I am learning to use a new computer application in order to write and compile my assignments and tests for the university course I will be teaching come Fall. This is severely cutting into my crafting and reading time, but I want to be prepared. 

Speaking of reading, I just finished 
I really liked this book. It was an easy read. It is a mystery inside a tragedy inside a story about a woman finding out who she is and what she is made of all set in a small town with plenty of quirky characters and a faulty legend. This author has many more books that I am now looking forward to reading.
On my bedside table is this little gem.
Each small chapter is an anecdote from the author's life. Perfect reading for right before bed.
I think that the book below will be my last summer read. This is a new author for me. 
I hope I like it. I probably won't get to read that much in the next week or so. My son and his girlfriend arrive tomorrow for a 10 day visit. I haven't seen him since Easter. My daughter will be coming on Saturday. We will have a full house for a week.

I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.

Finally, this little bunny was visiting this morning on the deck right outside our living room. 
I got a couple of pretty good pictures through our sliding doors.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Have a wonderful time with your family. The vest is really coming along fingers crossed it will work out this time, you have put so much into it.

CathieJ said...

I am looking forward to family time. I really hope the vest is a success this time.

Needled Mom said...

I really love your mom's piece. The color is so luscious.

butterfly said...

Have a great time with your family .
The books look like good reads .
I am sure your mothers vest will fit her ok .

Caffeine Girl said...

I so understand how you feel about the sweater. I do drag my needles, so to speak, when I know I have a hard part coming up!
My daughter just left after a week at home. It is SO hard when they go. On the other hand, it was kind of tiring having a ton of company (my brother and family also were here).

karen said...

oh dear, I hope you are okay with the vest and the yarn and your guesses. I find with each project I rip out the better I get but it's not fun...