~ 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.