26 June 2013

Knitting


I have been working away on my hat this week, I made great progress whilst camping.  I am now starting to really enjoy this pattern and can put it down in the middle of a pattern repeat and work out where I got to.  I got so confident that I got to the end of a row and realised that I had failed to knit the cables, so had to unpick and knit again!  I am hoping that I have enough yarn to finish this, it is going to be a close one I am on a journey of yardage chicken yet again.

I have finished knitting the Old Shale Scarf and blocked it and it has come out a good length, I was concerned it would not be long enough but it is perfect and will get lots of wear in these cool summer days we are having.

I have joined an online book group recently through a forum that I visit.  Our first book is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.  This book has been a slow hard read, I am not going to finish it as it is really not my cup of tea at all.  For me it is a collection of short stories with, in the main, very tenuous links.  The opening chapter was really hard work, had I not been reading it to share discussion I would have given up at that point.  I have managed to read four chapters now but I have admitted defeat in the fifth.  It is over five hundred pages long, I managed just under two hundred.  I know that there are many people who have really enjoyed this book, I am not on of them!

Joining in with Tami for this weeks work in progress.


11 comments:

  1. Are you still camping? Hope you have lovely weather! Your hat looks great, the stitch pattern is beautiful ... to my opinion:)

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    1. We are back from one trip, but about to go on another!

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  2. Your scarf is so pretty and the blue of the hat just perfect. Isn't it a great feeling when you come to a point in your project where you can confidently put it down and pick it right back up! Of course then you realize you still need to watch your steps. It is so hard to read a book which is not compelling - especially when you feel like you "have to"

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  3. Love the hat pattern, it looks like leaves!

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  4. good to know to pass on that book. love your hat it's a lovely shade of blue and the leaf pattern is fantastic!

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  5. love that hat!!! what a vibrant blue! sorry about the book; best not to waste your time...

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  6. The hat looks beautiful. Love the leafy looking lace. Hope the yardage-chicken gods are working in your favour. I've been lucking out lately :)

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    1. They are not, I have now run out :( am trawling Ravelry to find folks who have knitted something with the same yarn and might have a bit left! Fingers crossed.

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  7. Such a beautiful color and I love the pattern I have added it to my queue :) ~ paula

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  8. Gorgeous hat. And you like to play yardage chicken too? ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  9. That hat is so beautiful. I love the pattern you've chosen and the colour is so deep and vivid. I hope you have enough yarn to finish it! x

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