~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
I’ve been working on my second try February Lady sweater this week. Morale is high as I divided for the sleeves, successfully passing the spot where I had to stop last time around. My numbers are good. I came up with the numbers that I wanted to have when the time came to divide for the sleeves, and worked backwards to come up with my cast on number before restarting. I want to be able to work on this even when people are talking to me (which is most of the time) so I have once again added stitch markers throughout the lace portion. This is the first time I have ever done that while knitting a lacy pattern, and it is making this a more relaxed project, which I like.
I am reading Sue Hubbell’s A Book of Bees. A reader recommended it as her favorite beekeeping book, and I completely understand why. I love Sue’s style. A Book of Bees is written like a novel; a highly informative one. The fact that you learn about beekeeping along the way is just a happy result. I feel like I am learning more from this book than I have from the other “how to” type beekeeping books I have been reading lately. It is doing a great job of helping me put together all the information I’ve been reading and demonstrating how it plays out during a beekeeper’s year. With excitement and a healthy dose of nerves (on my part,) we’re picking up our packages of bees today!