08 January 2014

Knitting


I am like a child at Christmas who opens all their presents at once, casting on one project after another after the monotony of eight pairs of slippers, which I did get finished well in time.  This month I have cast on a simple project which I can knit whilst watching films etc, a difficult project to learn new skills, and a small project I have in my bag to knit whilst out and about.  As if that was not enough when searching for a jumper to wear yesterday morning I picked out a cardigan I made ages ago and hardly wear, I have been meaning to frog this for ages and started to, I am going to knit a different cardigan with the wool.

My portable project is a sock for me, I knitted several pairs as presents for Christmas 2012 and really wanted to knit a pair for myself.  I bought this yarn ages ago it have finally got round to casting in on.  I am really intrigued to see how this yarn knits up.

I am currently reading a book I was given for Christmas, Gossip from the Forest by Sara Maitland looks at the connection between forests and fairy stories.  Each chapter Sara visits a forest, whilst working through the seasons, and completes the chapter with a unique retelling of a fairy story.  It is a wonderful and interesting read.

Joining Ginny for her weekly sharing of knitting and reading.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, you certainly have got lots of projects on the go there!! Hope that you have fun with them, and I look forward to seeing them as you progress. xx

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  2. Knitting and reading, wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Just right for this time of year. I have some wool for a new project, but I'm trying really hard to finish an older (boring) one before I break out the new stuff. Otherwise the older one won't get done!

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  3. I do that with books too and usually have more than one on the go at a time! I have that Gossip from the Forest book on reservation at the library since you mentioned it recently - it should be here soon and I am looking forward to reading it especially to hear what the author has to say about the Forest of Dean which is where my roots lie.
    Good luck with all your knitting projects!

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  4. Gosh that yarn is stunning colours. Thanks for heads up re book Gossip from the Forest I've put it on my to read list.

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  5. Gosh you seem to have cast on as many projects as me! Glad you got all those christmas slippers finished in time. That sock yarn that you are using looks so soft!

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  6. Love the wool, happy knitting x

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  7. i'm definitely going to find that book!!! and I love all your happy cast-ons!!! I had a bit of a problem finding my knitting mojo after the frenetic holidays….but it's back!! phew.

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  8. Well done on finishing your slippers! What an achievement. It's good to have a mix of projects on the go, I'm the same. I always like to have something very easy to crochet when I watch tv, which isn't that often, but still. That yarn is really lovely, gorgeous colours. x

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  9. That sounds like fun, casting on project after project!! I might have to do that, for fun. Love the yarn you're knitting with, looks soft and has a gentle color way.

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  10. Thanks for the baby sock link. Have a good weekend.

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  11. Oh how I admire how you have several knitting projects going on--especially the one to learn new skills on. This year I'm going to make a focused effort to improve my knitting. I'll keep looking to you for inspiration! Thank you, Lori

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  12. I love hand knitted socks. I am a newbie knitter and 2013 was the year that I knitted my first pair of socks. Now I have the sock knitting bug.

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