Thursday, August 18, 2016

Yarn Along

Ginny over at Small Things started a Yarn Along, probably at the beginning of this year, but since I wasn't blogging, reading blogs, or knitting for that matter at the beginning of this year, I missed out on this. I've decided that I'd like to join in a bit here and there now. Ginny hosts this knitting and reading Yarn Along each week with the opportunity to link up and then follow along with what others are knitting and reading too!! How fun!!

SO here is my contribution for the week...

First, my knitting... I'm currently knitting on a Mystery Shawl called Dockside from Alicia Plummer. The Plum Dandi Ravelry group is doing this as a MKAL and I am a bit behind, but I'm really enjoying this knit. I'm using Ultra Alpaca from Berroco which is an alpaca/Peruvian wool blend in colorway 6214 which I would say is a sand color. I usually have several knitting projects going at one time - and goodness knows I have several others started, but this is the only one I'm actively working on right now.
And now my reading... I got the recommendation for the book 'Counting by 7's' by Holly Goldberg Sloan from Steph at Woolthyme. Her blog is where I found this Yarn Along as well:) When I went to look for the book I found it in the children's section at my library and almost didn't pick it up because of that, but I'm glad that I didn't put it back. The story does revolve around the life of a 12 year old, but it was a really good, thought provoking book and I'm glad I read it. The biggest problem that I had with it, which is a problem I have with any book that I really like and get drawn into, is that I started it in an evening and then stayed up until 1:30 am to finish it. I have in the past forbidden myself from reading fiction books because of this problem, but I think I'm just going to have to deal with it, because I really like to read. :0)

The next book is Sweater Quest by Adrienne Martini and I just started it yesterday. It's not fiction, but rather the thoughts of the author as she sets about knitting the mother of all sweaters. So far, it's been really entertaining. Not one to keep me up all night, thankfully, but one I'll probably have finished by the end of this weekend.

The last book is The Creative Habit - Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp. I'm not sure about this one yet, depite having had this book out from the library for over 4 weeks now. I'm only just a bit into it, and although there have been some good incites on growing your creativity and such, I'm thinking it's geared more towards those who rely on their creativity for their professional life. Like if you create ballets (which Ms Tharp does) or are a professional artist, musician, etc. The very first part of the book did seem to relate to the lay person as well, but more and more it's is detaching from that. I will keep plugging along for now and see if I can gleam more out of it before giving up.

Now I'm going to go and check out what books/knitting everyone else is working on and see if I can get myself in trouble 'needing' a new book or knitting project!! :)

1 comment:

  1. This project is really shaping up; looks like it os gping to be a beauty.