Wednesday, July 31, 2013

knitting and reading


I am still working on the shawl, and probably will be until Christmas when I hope for it to be finished!  I decided to take a quick break this week on it to start knitting up some little bar soap holders.  We use bar soap at our house, but it gets so slimy if you don't put it on something!  I tend to have extra cotton yarn around and like to knit up small rectangles to put in the bathrooms and kitchen to keep the soap on.  Plus, I can have a little bit more color in my house, which I love!

I also have been thinking a lot about the holiday knitting that I need to start planning and working on.  I haven't gotten very far at all.  It is hard to think about the holidays when it is the middle of summer (although a couple days ago it felt like fall!).  However, I know that if I don't start thinking and planning now, I will be kicking myself come December when I feel like I have no time left to complete all that I want.

My book this week is Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade.  It is about a woman whose father dies suddenly.  She is then left to tend to his pride an joy, a thoroughbred racehorse farm, and wants nothing to do with it.  She gives the manager 6 months to close up the farm.  Unfortunately for her, the manager has no plans to give up his dream job.  So far so good!

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

12 comments:

  1. Looks like you are making good progress on your shawl. Love the colour and design.

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  2. Sounds like a lovely read. I'm currently chewing on "The colour of Tea", and do not like it. :-( I might stopp reading ...

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  3. Sounds like a great read, will check it out. I to am thinking of Christmas knitting, my problem is nailing down those patterns I want to do, I keep changing my mind and seeing other things !

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  4. The shawl looks lovely, I really like the stitch pattern of it.

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  5. I love the color of your shawl it beautiful! " Undeniably Yours" sounds like a great read I just may have to get it for me and my daughter to read :)

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  6. you are the second place I've visited talking about Christmas, I need to make my list. I like having more than one project on the needles so I can switch from one to the other.

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  7. I'm not getting very far with my Christmas plans either. I just can't feel any Christmas pressure while the weather is so lovely - sunny and warm. Come November I'll be under the gun with grand ideas of knitting socks for everyone on my Christmas list!

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  8. I love the color of your shawl! Looks beautiful. And that is a great idea for soap, I'll have to knit some up.

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  9. Good idea to be thinking of holiday knitting right now! I'm sure it does feel strange, but it's good to get a head start and plan out your gifts. That book sounds interesting. Glad you like it so far!

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  10. I know what you mean about holiday knit planning I have managed to do quite a bit this week, but have only cast on one project so far!

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  11. You are doing a great job and your knitting looks fabulous!

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  12. Looks like you're doing a great job. Would love to see the finished product. :)

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