Yarn Along October 24

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?


0 #1 citysister 2012-10-24 18:24
I know what you mean by it will never get done...I've been on the same shawl forever and need to just finish it now or else.
0 #2 Renee Anne 2012-10-24 20:16
I need to read more...I've had JK Rowling's new book taunting me from the other room since I bought it the day it came out. ::sigh:: I'd rather knit, I guess.

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angelafall2013smallI'm Angela. I'm an obsessed knitter.

Blogging about knitting since 2004.


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To sum up: husband has a job after two layoffs in 2013. Husband has been laid off for the fourth time in two years due to companies cancelling projects. I have two kids under the age of 5, we just moved in with my mother in law and I think I'm starting to get my mojo back. I've had writer's block for weeks. 

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