Archives for January 2, 2013

Yarn Along

~ 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! ~

The funny thing is that I haven’t been knitting much at all this past week!  I did finish a Christmas sweater for Silas, and actually that was a little intense.  I’ll post photos and details on that tomorrow.  Since then, my knitting energy has been low.  I knit a sweet little pair of baby booties though (for a friend’s baby,) and am pleased with how they turned out!  I knit a pair of these for Silas when he was a little baby, and he wore them so much.  They knit up very quickly, and actually stay on babies’ feet.

I received a surprise birthday gift from a friend last week, a copy of The Knitter’s Book of Socks.  I sat down and started reading it like a fiction novel immediately.  This book is fantastic.  Clara Parkes really gets down to the knitty gritty, discussing what makes a great sock starting with fiber choices and discussing nearly every aspect you would need to consider when knitting socks, all without being all boring and textbook-y.  I am sure to have my second ever pair of socks on the needles soon.

 

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Below is a linky list if you’d like to link up and join the Yarn Along.
(1) Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your blog post or your specific Flickr photo and not your main blog URL or Flickr Photostream. Please be sure and link to your current Yarn Along post, and not a Yarn Along post from a previous week.
(2) Include a link back to this post in your blog post or on your flickr photo page so that others who may want to join the Yarn Along can find us!
(3) If you have any trouble linking up, just email me and I will help you!
You can also join the Flickr Yarn Along group to share your knitting and reading photos anytime!