Wednesday, February 17, 2016

knitting and reading

Here we are for another yarn along!  Last week I shared some yarn that I have that I really want to find a pattern for.  I have still been unable to find a pattern that I like.  I think part of the problem is that it is light worsted yarn, and most of my needles are for heavier weight yarn.  Well, of course I have small needles as well, but they are all DPNs and I don't really want to make socks with it.  I could perhaps do a hat though, maybe I will think about that.



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If you have links to pretty hat patterns, please leave them below!

I am also still working on the scarf that I started in January.  And I am still not finished...luckily there are a couple weeks left in February!  

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I did decide to pick up another scarf that I have been knitting off and on for Emma.  I love this yarn.  It is black and a bright purple with sparkly sequins.  I thought that I would knit it up faster than I have, but I think the yarn overs slow me down.  The yarn is so pretty though, and Emma has been asking me to finish so she can wear it.  That may end up being my finished knitting project for February.

We are currently reading The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  I wanted to read this during our long winter, and it hasn't been a disappointment!  I have read it to the kids before, of course they were 3 and 1 at the time, and don't really remember me reading it.

Our weather has been all over the place, but this past weekend into Monday it was -10 degrees consistently, and that was before we added in the wind chill, yes that is a negative number.  Yesterday it turned out to be 48 degrees and was raining all day.  Our Maine weather is bizarre.  The kids have enjoyed listening to what it was like for Laura and her family, and it has instilled a lot of gratefulness for what we have today.

Some of my other reading has been The Perseid Collapse series by Steven Konkoly.  They are free on Kindle Unlimited.  These post apocalyptic books have sufficiently scared the crap out of me, and I think my next read will have to be Survival Mom by Lisa Bedford...if I could just remember where I put that book!

What are you working on this week?  Any new reading? 

29 comments:

  1. I love the yarn you are working with for the scarf. I love how it changes shades. What a perfect book to be reading right now!

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  2. I love that purple. I think that scarf is going to be really pretty when you are all done.

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  3. I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder series when I was a kid! Haven't read them since. Great idea to bring them out to read to my kids now.

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  4. I'm glad I'm not the only person who loses books!
    I would like to reread the Little House books some day. I started the series with my kids but never finished.
    There are so many great hats for light worsted: Rikke, Graham, Grace Lace Beret, and Vine & Leaf Beret.

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  5. I've been eyeing the Conversationalist pattern by Plucky Knitter (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/conversationalist) for a hat! Haven't gotten to it yet, as I've got a shawl on the needles that needs to be finished, but I need a hat, goshdarnit! ;)
    I am not a yarnover fan. They're okay. But not my favorite.
    As I said, I've got a shawl on the needles - it's the Garter Trap pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garter-trap) and I'm quite enjoying it, though I am going to be modifying it - I want it to go from fingertip to fingertip length, so I will be doing the increases till it's midway, then decreasing the other half. Because if I kept increasing the whole time it would be giant xD
    The yarn for Emma's scarf is gorgeous - I don't blame her for wanting it done!

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  6. What a gorgeous royal purple colour it is stunning!I have no idea how to knit but it looks therapeutic.

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  7. i love the books of laura ingalls wilder,....the long winter is my favourite.
    the scarf have a grandios colour.
    have a nice week,
    regina

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  8. I just bought that same yarn in the grey colorway. I have to go back and get a skein of the beige. It is essentially sport yarn. I would look on Ravelry for a hat pattern. I am going to crochet a hat with it. I love the scarf yarn. What a pretty color combo with the sequins.

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  9. The Long Winter is my favorite book. I usually read it every year after Christmas, but this year it has not happened. I need a little comfort, I'm pulling out that book and a hot bath....relaxation!

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  10. Gorgeous colors for the scarf! I think that tan-ish yarn would be great for hand warmers. The ones that have the open fingers.

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  11. Love the neutral color of that yarn. I need to get back into knitting.

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  12. I really need to learn how to knit! I think that would be very relaxing.

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  13. Love all of Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories! I think the top yarn would make a great hat! Love the purple scarf!

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  14. I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. My daughter is a big reader and I tried to get my her into them but they just aren't her type of book.

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  15. First off I love the color of the scarf and second I LOVE Little House Books, I've read them dozens and dozens of times and they are still my favorite!

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  16. The scarf is gorgeous, I am not a big hat knitter but it seems as though you have lots of suggestions above!

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  17. good luck finding a pattern that you like with that pretty yarn! I love the laura ingalls books and they are such a treat during the winter (really anytime!).

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  18. I love the color of the yarn you chose for the scarf. I'm sure it's going to come out awesome.

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  19. I love these posts of yours. I love Laura Ingalls Wilder. I have a cute little doll of her.

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  20. How about the one on the left? If I was knitting a hat right now, this would be my choice. http://www.patternworks.com/three-times-the-fun-hats-and-cowl-pattern

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  21. The purple scarf is so pretty!

    I love the Laura books.

    Oh my! Your winter weather sounds cold and wintery!! Maine has always been a state I thought would be fun to visit. Perhaps in the summer! :)

    And that yarn you are searching for a pattern for is so pretty!

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  22. That yarn is so pretty! I don't know what I would make out of it...

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  23. That yarn is so pretty. I never actually read anything by Laura Ingalls Wilder, but I did read her autobiography as a kid, and I remember it was a great read!

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  24. I loved the Little House series! I read them growing up in Minnesota :) This winter I've read The $100 StartUp which has been good since I'm starting my own business.

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  25. Survival Mom is awesome!!! You will love it. One of the better guides out there.

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  26. I think knitting is pretty cool. The yarn is pretty but I'm at a loss of what you should make from it! I hope you enjoy your books as well. :)

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  27. OOO I am loving that purple and black ombre scarf. Its so pretty. I wish I could knit, but I have like 0 patience lol

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  28. Love the colors in yarn! An this purple will grow into an amazing accessory!

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  29. The Little House books were my favorite series when I was younger. It makes me smile just to see the cover now. I love that you're reading them to your children.

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