yarnalong_gsheller_grayI'm participating with Ginny at Small Things in her weekly yarn along where knitters share their projects and what they're reading.

I've been trying to finish the Amari Shawl, which has turned into the not-so-amari shawl because I couldn't do the lace edging. I tried it 6 times and messed it up 6 times. Without a chart it was really hard to see where I was making a mistake. Lace knitting isn't my strong suit. I have too many distractions to knit it correctly so I've switched to a boring garter stitch edge. It may be boring, but it's the only way this shawl's going to become a finished object before the end of 2012.

I'm also still working on the mitered block blanket. Every time I get going on it I lose one of the needles. Such is life knitting with toddlers.


As for reading I finished Stephen King's On Writing last week (read it in two days). It's a book that helps you recognize the writer within yourself. Unfortunately, reading a Stephen King memoir is a tough act to follow and Patton Oswalt's Zombie Spaceship Wasteland doesn't meet the challenge. The content is too esoteric even for this big dork. I just wasn't able to get sucked into the story, which sucks because I enjoy Patton Oswalt's comedy, but then I might not be the intended audience.

What are you knitting and reading?

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