Wednesday, January 28, 2015

knitting and reading

Yesterday was quite the snow storm!  I know I live in New England and should be used to it, but anytime we get over 20 inches in one storm I feel I am entitled to say "wow, that is a lot of snow!"

You would think with a day to be hunkered down inside I would have done more you wouldn't, you know me too well!  

School was going on most of the day yesterday, is it bad that I didn't give the kids a "snow day" even though the rest of the state was shut down?

I was able to finish one of Emma's wristlets.  I don't know if I can call it a wristlet though, maybe I should call it an arm warmer.  You can't really tell in the picture, but I used a button hole for her thumb.  It is what I typically do when I make these wristlet/arm warmer type things.  It seems easier to me, maybe it isn't.  

I used this tutorial  on youtube when I first learned how to knit a button hole.  Depending on the size of the thumb I increase how many stitches the button hole is.

As far as reading goes, I realized I have too many good books on my to-read shelf right now.  I have been looking at the books that came in the mail for over a week, but I have been trying to finish up some other ones first.  Yesterday I said screw it, and started a new one :-)

I just started Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker.  I have read reviews that say this book totally wrecks your life (in a good way!), so I am a little nervous about getting into it, but definitely excited too.

I have also been spending a lot of time working on the Upstream e-course that Tsh from the art of simple recently released.  It is incredibly thought provoking, and takes an enormous amount of introspection.  I wrote a little more about that here if you want to read more about the course and my journey on it.

Jack has asked me to knit him a new cowl, because the one that I knit him a couple years ago is too I will be looking for some new yarn this weekend to start on that - bummer, I will have to go to the yarn store!  :-)

What are you working on this week?  

Linking up with Nicole and Ginny!


  1. Wow is right! 20 inches and all I want is an inch or two and can't get it! :)
    So sorry you have to go to the yarn store, but what's a mama to do right?
    Have fun.

  2. Love the wristlets you are working on. That is a lot of snow. Ek! Hope you guys stay warm. I listen to audiobooks it helps me knit and read at the same time. I love that!

  3. We have had some snow too - finally - and it is so nice to walk on that crisp white :)
    Wristlets are definitely a good idea for this kind of weather, my bag is full of them so I always have a pair on hand!
    Keep Warm

  4. We got around 18 inches down here in RI and considered ourselves lucky. The drifts are out of control though! Have fun at the yarn store! What a terrible chore.....

  5. 20 inches! Lovely! We have had warm weather in Montana and I find myself missing all the snow... Pretty wristlets, too!

  6. Love that Jack requests a cowl, that's adorable! I've been working on digging out - I can't remember the last time we had over 30 inches but, lucky us...looks like there's more to come! So much for an "easy Winter". I guess there is no such thing in New England!

  7. a yarny request! my favorite thing!!! hope you are able to hunker down and enjoy the beauty of the storm.....and keep your power and all those good things. (we're almost at 50 degrees today....winter is almost just a memory!)

  8. Oh, the first picture... I remember this - you go out 30 minutes earlier than usual to clean your car from 20 cm of snow that covered it at night...

  9. the book looks interesting! hope all is well after the storm and you're all dug out :)

  10. Love to hear more of what you think about the book.

  11. I don't think it's bad they didn't get a snow day. My kids go to public school, but I often make them do school work during the summer months, or when they do get a snow day. I think of it as enrichment ;-)


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