Wednesday, November 11, 2015

knitting and reading

I have done it!  I am officially done knitting my runner - my very short runner!  Actually, it is perfect.  The shelf that it will eventually be going on top of is only about two feet wide, so it will be just on the top of the shelf, which is what I wanted.

I thought that I would go on to the second ball of green yarn that I had, but then remembered that I have a baby who likes to grab at things, and if I make this runner to hang over the top of this very short bookshelf, she will most definitely pull it off, along with everything else that I plan to place on the top of the bookshelf.  


"What about the books?" you ask, well I have the bookshelf crammed incredibly full of books so that it takes a little bit of work to get the books out...I learned my lesson when my oldest was a baby.

As far as my reading goes, I have taken a break from book reading (didn't I just get back into book reading?!) to work on some of my fall magazines.

I love the holiday season, and all that it offers food wise.  Food, glorious food, I can't seem to get enough of all the fancy ways to prepare these delicious fall vegetables.  I am on the lookout for new dishes to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I love to have something new each year, and drooling over the recipes in the magazines doesn't help me narrow it down at all.  Plus, all the beautiful tablescapes...I love it!

Also, can we all agree that Thanksgiving in two weeks is a little insane?  Thank you!

What's on your needles this week?  Are you reading anything fun?

19 comments:

  1. You've inspired me to improve upon my veggie roasting and serve some different choices for our Thanksgiving feast. I love your runner. That is a gorgeous pattern. I am listening to Jane Austen's Persuasion while I walk. It's Jane Austen time of year to me. Ha! Take care, good knitter.

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    1. I haven't ever listened to Jane Austen on audio book...that sounds like a good idea! I think it is always a Jane Austen time of year :-)

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  2. I love fall magazines, but usually end up reading them late. I just finished an October issue. So much for the fun Halloween cakes.

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    1. Yes, I sometimes put off magazines for a while. I actually received these three a few weeks ago, and started looking at them, then stopped and now I am starting again :-)

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  3. Love your runner! What is the pattern?

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    1. The pattern is called "Baby Fern" and it is from an old Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework book. It was my mom's and I think it is from the 70's - you might be able to find it at your local library! Or on Amazon used books :-) There are a bunch of lovely stitch patterns in that book.

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  4. Your runner looks great! What pretty lace work

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    1. Thank you Donna! It was a fun pattern to work with. I always love all of your knits!

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  5. Your knitting is lovely. That green color is so rich and shows your stitches so well. You should certainly do videos on your knitting and reading. Thanks for popping by my blog today. :)

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    1. Thank you! I think I might have to try that for next week...we shall see!

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  6. Your knitting is lovely. That green color is so rich and shows your stitches so well. You should certainly do videos on your knitting and reading. Thanks for popping by my blog today. :)

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  7. What a lovely pattern for a runner! That green color is gorgeous and perfect for knitting called "fern" :)

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  8. I think your runner is grand!

    I love to drool over the food too and especially the beautiful table settings. I like to cook {baking best}, but I would gladly take a cook right now to just cook up wonderful meals for us!

    My stack of books is tall right now. But it makes me happy to know I have plenty to read! I just finished Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon. Loved it so much!

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  9. Adorable! I love that stitch pattern. And you can't go wrong with green in my book.

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  10. Love the stitch pattern and green a favorite color for me. Yes, this time of year is fun to have a stack of magazines around to get me in the festive mood, Lord knows I need a good shove in that direction. great blog!

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  11. Your runnner is indeed lovely and I'm all about magazines. Just learned to download them free from my library! life is good!

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  12. Beautiful lace work! wish I had the patience to knit so much lace haha.
    Warm hugs :)

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  13. I LOVE that green, it's a pretty deep green that would go with my house or with my wardrobe :)

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