Wednesday, June 12, 2013

tank top progress and new books


I am making progress on the front.  Not nearly as much as I thought I would over the last week.  But, let's be honest, I don't seem to ever make the amount of progress that I think I will.  Well, unless I am up against a deadline, you know, like Christmas.  So I am plugging ahead with the tank, and pretty happy with how it is looking.

I keep holding it up to Emma to check sizing (her and her cousin are only 6 weeks apart in age), and I think she is hoping it will be for her.  I might need to get some more yarn and try and make her one as well - although with the speed of my knitting it might not be finished until the fall, in which case a tank top might not be the best knitting pattern choice!

Books, well I started reading 1984.  I have a vague recollection of reading it in high school, but really can't remember anything about it.  It is a free e-book, so I can't complain there!  And I am finishing up A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days.  It has been really interesting, and eye opening.  I'm also going to start reading the Hunger Games again.  I read the series last year, and loved it, but when I read the first book, I didn't realize it was a trilogy, so I plowed through the second two wanting to know what happens - of course.  Now, I want to sit down and read them a bit slower.

And with all of those uplifting books on the horizon, I will be in my underground bunker knitting away in case anyone is looking for me!

ETA I just want to clarify that I don't actually have an underground bunker, I was just referring to the types of books I have been reading as of late :-)  Didn't want anyone to become too concerned!

Joining in with Ginny, Nicole, and Tami!

17 comments:

  1. It's going to be lovely Heather.
    I was telling the local yarn store owner about all the projects I have on needles [too many] and she told me knitting is all about the process so just enjoy. I am taking her advice and I hope you do to. Have fun.

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  2. love the stitch definition, so pretty! I read 1984 in HS and I remember bits and pieces. I'm surprised it's a free ebook! who knew!

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  3. Beautiful work! I definitely think you should make Emma one too! :)

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  4. I love the color of that yarn! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. beautiful color and stitches...hope you can finish one for your daughter, too. :) 1984 is on my 14 year old's summer reading list; it's been so long since I read it, but I'm pretty sure he'll like it. Blessings, ~Lisa

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  6. Do you know this is one of my favorite colors?
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment!

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  7. Such a pretty color! I always have high hopes that I will get so much more accomplished than I ever do!

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  8. That looks so wonderful!!! Really lovely! I hear you about time in the day...

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  9. You have an underground knitting bunker? AWESOME! Love the purple in your tank top. It does seem a bit depressing for Emma to act as a size model and not end up with a tank. But I hear ya about getting things done for the right season!

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  10. Hi Heather! Just found your blog after you commented on my fairy garden, thanks so much for the comment BTW! As I am a new follower, I may have missed this in a previous, but what yarn are you using? I'm new to knitting and though on Ravelry, still having trouble finding brands of yarn that I like. It is a gorgeous tank top. I assume it is wool, which I have just read helps keep you cool in the heat. Do you find that to be true with knitted tank tops? They look like they would be too hot in the summer, but now I am intrigued about the idea, especially since I am trying to make more of our clothing myself.

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  11. I loved The Hunger Games! Can't wait for the second movie to come out. I just finished reading Interview with the Vampire and it was so hard to put down! But a little hard to read at times I must admit. My husband was about to take the book to our local book shop to trade it in, but I stopped him and said I wanted to read it first :)

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  12. I'm such a sucker for purple, that's looking really great. Do you get enough light in your underground bunker? :-)

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  13. I think I too read 1984 as a teenager.

    Love your purple yarn, I hope you can get your project finished soon!

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  15. Yes, I understand, the underground bunker of the mind! :)

    (Deleted previous comment because of spelling errors, not for anything more serious.)

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  16. Oh this is so gorgeous! I love the purple colour on this, girly and elegant :)

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  17. Lovely color!

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-92/

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