Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Yarn Along


 




Knitting AND reading this week.  I think I have actually done more reading than knitting if you can believe that one.  I picked up " The Knitting Sutra" at the library this week.  I'm halfway done with it. Years ago I would have finished it by now but, like knitting, I find I have to be relaxed before I can dig into my book.

At the NH Sheep and Wool Festival Lisa picked out a sock yarn she liked and asked me to knit her socks for her birthday.  Sounded like an easy plan to me.  I'm using the Whiz Bang pattern by Sarah Shoo.  You need something a little more fancy for birthday socks for a knitter in my opinion.  This is just enough variation but easy enough to memorize.  I, of course, changed it up a bit and am doing it cuff down.  Her birthday isn't until October so I'm way ahead of schedule.  And no, she doesn't read the blog so it should stay a surprise.

What are you reading and knitting these days?

Joining Ginny.




13 comments:

Heather said...

I have only ever knit cuff down socks - I think starting with the toe scares me too much! I am doing a lot of homeschooling research right now, so that is my reading, and my knitting, well at least I found a pattern, now to get the yarn to go with it!!!

Carole Julius said...

Great yarn for socks! Enjoy your reading, too.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Love socks for presents, they are the best. I will look up your book, it maybe a new read for me. Thanks for always commenting on my blog. Hugs

Michelle said...

Hey that might be just the sock pattern needed for my new yarn! Good colours you're working with too, interesting without being too crazy.

Patty said...

Beautiful colors! Enjoy the reading and enjoy the weekend! It's so close!

karen said...

gorgeous socks and how nice you are knitting them for her. I love how you said you have to relax to get into a book, I'm the same these days.

steph said...

I really (REALLY!!!) love that yarn!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I just started The Girl on the Train....and very pretty yarn....

Beth Coleman said...

Beautiful socks, that book sounds intriguing, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

elizabeth said...

what lovely socks! that yarn is great!!! it's a good feeling to be ahead of things in terms of crafting for others!

Jenny said...

I have yet to complete a sock project. The yarn is so pretty. Maybe I just need to find the right yarn for motivation!!

elns said...

Knitting and reading. You're living the dream! I am more knitting than reading. I feel like I have to sacrifice one to make the progress I want on the other. That's okay. I'm really enjoying knitting right now. I've taken a break from baby knits to enjoy socks and shawls.

I love the colorway for the birthday socks. Super fun!

Lucy Bowen said...

Love that yarn!

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