24 April 2013

Knitting


I ended up frogging the Baby Kimono that I shared last week, thank you for all your lovely comments but I couldn't get any more yarn, did not want to buy any more and had nothing suitable in my very small stash so that I could knit stripes as some of you suggested.  I was so disappointed by this project and my lack of yarn planning that I lost my knitting mojo for a few days before searching for an alternative on Ravelry.  It was really hard to find two projects suitable for boy babies in the first place so I really struggled, there was nothing I liked for this weight of yarn, so I searched for something I could adapt and chose this one.  In a twist if irony I had a flare up of urticaria this week, having complained about endless knit rows I found knitting purl stitches too painful!  I had hoped to have this nearly cast off by now but I have not been able to knit for three days this week so progress has been slow.  I am pretty sure I will have enough yarn for this project as I have just added ball two, I hope there will be no more games of yardage chicken!

I am nearing the end of How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall and don't want it to finish.  I feel like I have been looking in at a window of the worlds of the four characters and want to carry on.  This is a book that changes perspective with every chapter, each written from the perspective of one of the four characters, one of them in the second person.  It is about art, life, death and the feeling of being trapped and waiting for something to happen, to move on, whilst reflecting on the past.  I love the narrative it paints a wonderful picture for me.

Joining in with Tami for this weeks work in progress and Ginny for this weeks sharing of knitting and reading.

9 comments:

  1. Sorry about the frogging! Your new project looks adorable, hope to see it finished soon:)

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  2. Fingers crossed you finish with little pain and lots of yarn!!

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  3. aw, i'm sorry knitting wise it hasn't been the best week... can only get better. and i'm glad to hear you're enjoying your book so much! have a lovely day!

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  4. Awe. Sorry to hear about your fogging incident. :-( On the up-and-up this new sweater looks great.

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  5. Thank you for popping by and your kind comment left on the blog, it is appreciated. Sorry to read about the urticaria flare, hope it settles down quickly.

    San

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  6. Hope you feel better soon, hope you have enough yarn and everything works out well. Love the blue.
    WIPW

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  7. Sometimes it's for the best to frog. Hopefully, you will forget soon and have fun with your new cardigan. It's really lovely.

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  8. Thanks for visiting Bridgit's Bell! As far as your knitting mishap, we've all been there and commiserate. I have had to rip a project apart because I lost the pattern and where I got it. :)

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  9. That book looks like a really good read. I am looking for good fiction books to read as I seem to have spent the last few years only reading non-fiction books about parenting, home ed etc x x

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