~ 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! ~ Yarn Along
I was very excited to unwrap “Knit A Monster Nursery” this Christmas! I am a big fan of Rebecca Danger and with recent news of new babies arriving in 2013 I am sure I will be pulling this off the shelves frequently! In the lower left corner is the start of a Snuggly Monster Blanket Friend from the book. I’m holding two strands of Tahki Cotton Classic together; the body is done – about 11″ square. I’m thinking yellow might be a fun color for the eye patches, stomach, and limbs. The magenta blob on the right is a new hat for the Lorax. She finally put on the last hat I made her in November and that one does not fit right. We recently had a snowstorm and this week promises true winter weather and freezing temperatures, so a new hat is a must! This is the Heel Stitch Hat from the Purl Bee, and the yarn is Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish).
Read more. An ever present resolution if there ever was one! I never finished “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” – I like to think I will go back to it someday, but in the meantime I’m looking to Goodreads again. I noticed one of my knitting pals posted her self-challenge from Goodreads (to read 75 books this year! Holy Smokes! I think she’ll do it too!). Ever the joiner, I thought I would sign up for it as well. I was so surprised to see when I logged in to the site that it said I read 1 book in 2012. That’s not right. I know I didn’t read a lot, but not that little! I did slack off on utilizing Goodreads, so I have downloaded the app and have been browsing lists again (Hello, Rory Gilmore Reading List!). I’ve decided to challenge myself to read 13 books this year. It’s a trade off – knitting time or reading time. I may have to do more with audio books or have the kindle read to me!