Wednesday, June 5, 2013

knitting progress!


Phew!  I finally finished the back of the tank that I am knitting right now.  I wasn't sure I would ever make progress, but I finally did.  I am in the groove now, and ready to cast on for the front.  Once the front is done I just need to get the straps figured out - note to self google I-cord - and then I should be good to finish up this project.  It really is a fun knit, but like I keep saying, the weather is drawing me out to walk around the garden.

I think when the garden first goes in I am so excited and just want to see all the progress.  Not to mention it is a lot easier to weed in those early days.  So I will walk around, look at my seedlings, make sure no squash bugs or cucumber beetles are attacking them yet, and pull a weed here and there.  I guess that is the definition of puttering!

As far as reading, I started a new book called A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days.  Is it the most uplifting book?  Probably not so much, however, I really enjoy this type of book, and getting it from a Rabbi's perspective is doubly appealing.

I am also reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with the kids.  It has been a few years since I have read this book, and I am enjoying it as much as I always did.  Emma is really enjoying it as well.  I'm not sure how far in the series we will get before it gets a little too intense for her, but for now, she is really enjoying it, and I am enjoying lounging and reading one of my favorite series to my daughter.  Being a mama is very cool :-)

Linking up with Ginny, Nicole, and Tami.  Can't wait to see what everyone else is crafting and reading today!

16 comments:

  1. Your tank is a beautiful colour, I love the texture too! Reading Harry Potter sounds much more appealing than our current series - Captain Underpants. #10.... save me!!

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  2. yay for knitting progress and for the knitting motivation, I love that feeling! You look like you had a beautiful day to take the photo :)

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  3. Heather, I love that purple and the pattern looks fun. I cord is super easy so I don't think you will have any trouble. Have a great Wednesday.

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  4. The tank looks beautiful! I cord is super easy, there are definately some good videos out there to show you.

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  5. I read all the Harry Potter's book in a week some years ago, they are fantastic!!!

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  6. what beautiful yarn! Reading Harry with my daughter has been so much fun. She is very irritated with me though since I will only read 1 every summer to make sure we don't get into the too scary stuff too fast. :0) We just finished year 3, the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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  7. Beautiful pattern and fun color! And I definitely am a putterer (spell-check left that one alone!) myself. Definitely makes the knits take a bit longer. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  8. I can't wait until my children are old enough to enjoy Harry Potter. Lovely colour for the tank... good luck with the i-cord, I only just heard of it today which is a funny co-incidence.

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  9. This purple speaks to me. good pick.

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  10. Lovely purple color, progress in the midst of puttering is always slow, but then, there's so much to else to do, especially in the garden this time of year, right? :)

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  11. You just reminded me that I want finish reading the Harry Potter series; the only book I've read is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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  12. Looks great - amazing that you get knitting, homeschooling, gardening, etc in a day! Sometimes I can't seem to get dressed :)

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    1. I mainly skip the getting dressed part :-) It saves a lot of time...and my house is not nearly as clean as it could be!

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  13. Nice tank. What pattern are you using?

    ps. Nice blog :)

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  14. I've never read Harry Potter before, but everyone I know who has read the books absolutely loves them. Maybe one of these days I'll have to get around to reading them!

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  15. What a beautiful color purple. And I am partial to purple. The knitting itself is far advanced for this novice knitter. Some day.

    My daughter is a Harry Potter addict. She admits it. And loves that she is. :)

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