Skip to main content

Finishing, Starting and Waiting

 
I had to go to Morwell for work again, so I knew that Tuesday would provide me with some serious knitting time. I only had about half the foot to go on Leon's latest socks, which I did finish on the way up there:
 


What to cast on next felt like a big decision, because I am waiting for my first shipment of Miss Babb's knitting tour. I thought about not casting on anything and just working on the blanket for a bit, but then I realised that the club package could still be a way off. Also, do I really want to be carrying a half completed blanket around the countryside? So I cast on a pair of sockettes for me, also in Stranded in Oz yarn. This is the hank she gave me when I visited at the markets, and it's so pretty. It's pooling a little, but I think in an attractive way.

About ten minutes after I cast these on I got a text message from Australia post, telling me that I had a package! When I went to get it though, it was the covers for our new Kindles, which is almost as exciting as yarn club packages. In case you didn't guess, I chose pink.
 













And then, about half an hour after I got home from the package centre I got another text. There may be yarn waiting for me! To be honest though, there are another couple of things I've ordered in the mail, so it might not be yarn at all. I'll try to go down tomorrow and pick it up. Sometimes the suspense is almost as much fun as the package itself. 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Yarnlaong - the one where it is June

Funnily enough, this month I'm reading Golden Fool the second book in the Tawny Man trilogy. Last month I was reading the first. I have actually read some other books in between! If youw ant to follow my reading, you can find me on Goodreads as Sharondblk.
I am knitting the Kate Davies vest Carraig Fhada. I've had the yarn for it since the beginning of 2017, and i can't believe it's taken me this long to start it. I'm knitting it in the specified yarn, Kate Davies' Buchaille, and loving it.  It's such a fun knit: beautiful yarn, intuitive pattern with a great rhythm to it.
This weekend is a long weekend here (Queen's Birthday, even though it isn't, biologically speaking, the Queen's birthday)
I am looking forward to going in to the three day weekend with such a compelling book and fun knitting project on the go. There will, of course, also be some running, some socialising and a lot of sleeping, but it's the reading and knitting that I'm lo…

Yarnalong - the one where it's May

I know I shouldn't be surprised at the normal passing of time, but I am! Especially since I missed April's yarnalong because I was on holidays in Scotland

Now, as if to continue that holiday for as long as possible, I am knitting Kate Davies' Highland Rogue scarf for Leon, in Scottish yarn that I bought at Edinburgh Yarn Fest. It's nearly done - currently about a metre seventy, I think I'll knit until that ball of yarn is finished.


Off the Scottish theme, I'm reading, or rather re-reading, Robin Hobb's Fool's Errand, the first book of the second Fitz trilogy.I'm just loving it. I don't remember anything from last time - about 15 years ago - but Fitz is no longer a whiny teenager, but an approaching middle aged man. I'm glad I'm enjoying it, it took me a while to find a good book this time. i actually DNFd a novel by my favourite romance author - I found I just didn't care about romance, and I struggled through an urban fantasy set in…

The yarn along is back!

Ginny is now doing yarnalong monthly, and I am so excited! Pop over there to see what everyone is up to this month:

 It's actually good, because my reading has been all over the place. After finishing Royal Assassin I read a trilogy of  Christmas stories set in Rachael Herron's Darling Bay. these were, of course, delightful. Then I started a review copy for a book called 

Eventually I settled down into The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson. I'm enjoying it - set in Morocco, so far it seems like a sort of romance between a eunuch and  a captured English woman.



The knitting is going well. After finishing Stasis jumper, I decided to make a pair of socks using the same yarn and motif: pretty, straightforward and simple. Loving it so far.

In the absence of the Yarnalong, I've taken to linking up with "It's Monday, what are you reading" over at The Book Date. There is a marked absence of knitting, but it's a good place to see what other people are reading.