~ 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 knitting more than usual this week. Little Ancolie is very close to being complete. I typically don’t go from dividing for sleeves to being finished with the body and onto the second sleeve in a week. The frustrating thing is that I would actually be finished with this sweater were it not for all the issues I have had along the way! Over the weekend I spent many hours on the bind off of the body. As I began the picot border (my first time to knit one) I noticed two things: picot borders are time consuming, and this one was going to flip up. After reaching those conclusions I went on to try several different things to try and “fix it” and have completely bound off the body twice now, and done so partially several times. The conclusion I have reached regarding my latest bind off effort is that no amount of blocking is going to remedy the flip that edge has going on. So I will be ripping out that last picot border, the one that took an hour or two to knit (who’s really counting?) and going with simple garter stitch I do believe.
I’ve finished the books I was reading over the last month or so, and I can’t decide what to read next. I’ve been spending most of my reading time pouring through homeschooling materials this week. Looking over my shelves, I see I have purchased several sort of giant books to read over the past year, but haven’t tackled them. I am thinking about The Woman in White , and The Brothers Karamazov. Any recommendations out there? Maybe a book under 500 pages would be more appealing to me right now than all of these really long books. Seth is about halfway through reading The Count of Monte Cristo and I am seriously impressed (then again, he has a lot more free time than I do.) I think it’s the longest novel ever to enter our house!