Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Finish, a Start and Yarn Along

First, the finish. Here are my daughter's hands modeling the hand-warmers I finished this week.

I have now made this pattern twice and feel ready to tackle either another hand-warmer pattern, a cowl or maybe a sweater? I know hand-warmers, cowls and scarves will come in handy for my daughter who will be living in New England this winter. I may try a sweater for me though, just to say I have made one. I have a pattern chosen. I just have to buy the yarn. I find all the various parts that need to be knitted quite daunting. I also ordered a vest pattern from my local yarn shop, but it hasn't come in yet. I need to ponder on this a little before I choose my next knitting project.
I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along. Feel free to check out her site and peek in on what others are knitting/crocheting and reading.

As for my reading, I finished The Red Garden  by Alice Hoffman and I have to admit that I found it quite interesting as it progressed. I am not sure whether or not I will try another of this author's books but I will definitely keep her in my list.
Do you keep a list of what you have read? I do, otherwise I find myself coming home from the library with repeats. Sometimes that is okay but usually I want something new. I keep a small notebook with one or two authors per page (for those that are favorites and have written many books) and then other pages with just lists of books and authors. I make a note of books and authors that I particularly liked or disliked. There are very few in the latter category.
Currently, I am deciding between the two books above: Sophie's Choice or The Sandcastle Girls as my next read.

Finally for the start, I have begun stitching my Halloween hand towel. I modified my Scary Cat pattern (that you can see here) for hand towel size and this is what I came up with. I am pretty pleased with the results. I will put the pattern on this site as soon as I am done stitching it and ensuring all is well.
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  1. I like the hand warmers. I am planning on making a pair soon to go with my new 1960's green wool swing coat!

    1. Ooh, the swing coat sounds great! Thanks for visiting.

  2. Those are nice handwarmers. You should knit a sweater. Then you will want to knit more sweaters. I keep a list of books on my blog on a separate page. I also write a short review of each book on my blog.

    1. Thanks Deborah, I am definitely going to try a sweater. I will check out your book reviews. Thanks for visiting.

  3. The hand warmers are gorgeous, such a great colour.


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