Wednesday, April 20, 2011
In the Basket
With the weather unable to decide if it should be 80 and sunny or 40 followed by a tornado, my knitting basket isn't getting as much attention as it should (either has my house:) ). On the needles now are a pair of ribbed socks in two soft honey bee colors from Quince and Co and a simple playground shirt on a bamboo blend for little Logan. It stills surprises me how long a pair of socks take on size 1 needles. I swear I knit for quite a while and still it barely looks like I did anything! I do prefer knitting with two 16" circular needles vs. dpn. I feel like I can put it down easier and don't have to worry about such a sharp little needle escaping my basket. I did finish a scarf I had in the basket this week and was glad to see it done as well as the Easter basket I was working on with last week's Yarn Along.
As for reading this week, my boys and I are still working through the Magic Tree House series-#9 now. It has been fun to make all kinds of predictions and my oldest is so in to them. I am just about to finish Yarn Harlot's Things Knitting Has Taught Me and I've been reading through an interesting book about the knitting and textile industry in Ohio aptly named Ohio Knitting Mills.
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