22 February 2012

Knitting and Reading

I haven't been making a huge amount recently, but I have finished these. Garland that *still* needs blocking -
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And a nice light springy swing cardi.
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I'm going to make a simple little granny square bonnet and a nice spring-coloured pebble next. I've chosen yarn! It's a beautiful soft pastel rainbow, acrylic-y but nice James C Brett Passion. :)

As for reading... I finished Fire (Kristin Cashore) and didn't like it quite so much as Graceling, the main character was a bit too nice... And I've read the rest of the Michelle Paver series too, which *did* live up to the promise of the first book - more for my must-get-for-Jenna list! Then:
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Thankyou so much for recommending these! A Song of Ice and Fire series, and this is book, um, four? In a week. Honestly. They're really good. Not *nice* at all, but very very good. Oh and I borrowed a book of knitting patterns from the library that might help me use up some of that basket of colourful woolyness. :)

10 comments:

  1. That cardigan is SO sweet (do I just say that about all baby clothes I wonder, lol). I am going much slower than you Sarah, but yep, the books are good.
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  2. I read so fast lol! :) When I'm on a reading spree I can't keep myself in books. The library is my haven, I would spend far more time in there if there were not small people to herd into the children's area where they can't escape so easily. ;)

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  3. Lol - when i get into a book i just have to read and read. I spend a lot of time hidden in the smallest room just reading. it drives everyone crazy,as i just drop out until the book is finished. so i tend to stay away from fiction. I just love that rainbow cardigan. xx

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  4. Oooh lovely :-)

    I have recently got into audio books, it was a bit weird at first, but now I'm really loving being able to listen to the book while I crochet.

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    1. Yes, I have wondered about that, because it bugs me I cant knit and read at the same time lol. Mind you Duncan used to read to me at night (pre-baby days lol) and I was usually asleep within 10 minutes, so maybe not.
      V
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  5. How do you do it all mama? I am in awe of your productivity! :)
    I have read so few books over the past few years - especially fiction. I'm feeling inspired to read more (I am quite a fast reader too just I seem to deprioritise it easily). x

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  6. So enjoying your photos and updates. You have such a very very beautiful baby :) And I am loving seeing her in her never ending supply of gorgeous hand knits xxxx

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  7. I often find myself prioritising other things than reading, but have big book sprees a couple of times a year! :) I mostly read or craft while nursing a baby, Tali is very co-operative at the moment letting me do other things while she feeds!

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  8. The cardi is just lovely. Wish we weren't allergic to wool - hand knits just dont look the same in acrylic :(

    Angie

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  9. James C Brett yarns are mostly acrylic - the one I'm using right now is 70% acrylic but a fair few are 100%, and they knit up beautifully, lovely and soft. :) Marble dk is a nice one. Even wool snobs like myself rather like it!

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