Thursday, March 16, 2017

Yarn Along - And It's Done!!!

Linking with Ginny of 'Small Things' on her Yarn Along/Read Along blog hop. 

I finished the Baby Shawl (aka blanket - why Debbie Bliss calls it a shawl, I'm not sure?) All that's left to do is wash it and block it. I wouldn't normally block a baby blanket, after all I hope it gets lots of use. Hope it becomes her favorite blanket to be carried around everywhere, through mud puddles and to cover up her enormous dog. But for now, I'd like it to look nice to present to her momma:) 
I did finally get over my 'book' block. I still find listening to books is way more convenient, especially if I'm going to ever have enough time to knit!! This book - The Bird and the Sword is by Amy Harmon (if you remember back, I've also listened to Sand and Ash by her), and this was excellent. It didn't leave me quite as gutted emotionally as Sand and Ash did, but was still very good. It has a bit of fantasy in it, but not so much as to not be able to visualize what was going on. The only thing that bothered me a little is the use of Biblical quotes that got twisted around to fit their spiritual beliefs. It wasn't a lot, and didn't get twisted much, but it was there. Either way, it was an excellent story and the 'reader' did a great job of bringing the characters to life. 

Now to decide what to work on next. I already have another Amy Harmon book to listen to, so that's covered, but not sure on the knitting. I have several projects still on the needles, I have a crochet afghan that won't get done in time for the cold weather, and I have several projects waiting in the wings just screaming my name to start them!!! I really should finish up some WIPs first, but hmm, not sure what will win out:) 

Until I decide, I'm off to see what all of you have been working on. I'm sure I'll find some inspiration!! 


  1. I LOVE your blanket! Leaf motifs always are a favorite of mine, plus that color!!! Lots of hearts :))

  2. I love the blanket! I love that stitch pattern I have seen it on Pinterest it is so nice in a project. It is a good idea to listen to audiobooks too while knitting, we can accomplish a lot more at once!

  3. Such a nice pattern and colour. I do like it!