Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

Late on Wednesday, but I was at work all day so I only now found time to quickly plunk all my knitting on the table after bringing boy #3 to bed. Boy #1 is doing his loom bands and boy #2 is watching Transformers on TV. D is tinkering with something he built in his workshop earlier. It's a typical summer break early evening scene. 

Knitting has been slow this week. I am still feeling the effects of the cold I picked up in Germany - to be honest, I'm not sure it's even still the same cold. It might be that it asked a few friends along, because this cough feels slightly different, plus I also have a sinus infection now. I'm also back at work of course, which means that daytime knitting isn't really happening at the moment. I have a day off on Friday and I might take the boys to the cinema so we'll see if that generates some knitting time...



Still, work has progressed. I'm still knitting along on the Garter Yoke cardi and am nearing the end of the garter section. All the shaping has kept this bit interesting, but it's also been a bit difficult to keep track of the rows while sneaking a bit of knitting in while sitting with the family. 

I've also knitted a little more on the Lombard Street sock. I'm enjoying the pattern but progress has been slow. I think I may knit a bit more tonight.


As for my reading, I've (slowly) been working through David Pirie's Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes books which are based on the Murder Rooms television series (which is excellent), which he also scripted. They are fiction, but have biographical elements to do with Arthur Conan Doyle's life and his friendship with his mentor Doctor Bell. He writes the fictional adventures and criminal investigations of the two as Doyle's inspiration for his fictional detective. It's really clever in mixing fiction and fact and it's well written, and I've really enjoyed the books. 

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20 comments:

  1. hi thanks for your comment! the yarn you are using looks very warm! how lovely!

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    1. It is a very cozy yarn. I'm looking forward to wearing them! :)

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  2. I really adore the colours, they are so perfect.

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    1. Thank you. I think I'm tending more and more towards neutrals. Still like berry colours and burnt orange, but apart from that I seem to gravitate towards the more muted colours.

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  3. I love your yarn! The Garter Yoke Cardi is a nice one for sure.

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    1. Thank you. I'm really looking forward to seeing the Garter Yoke cardi take shape (and wearing it!!).

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  4. Lovely yarn you are using. With the days beeing cooler (not very hot this summer anayway) I'm looking forward to knitting something warm and cosy.

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    1. Thank you. I'm very much a summer person, but I do find that knitting for the cooler months gives me something to look forward to because I know I can wear all those cozy handknits in the winter. :)

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  5. Love the look of your yarns, comfortable and pretty!

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    1. Thank you. They are both lovely to knit with and I think they'll wear well.

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  6. Comfort yarn popped into my head when I saw the pic. And cozy colors you're using.

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    1. I guess it is kind of comfort knitting... It's still summery here, but these past few days it's got a bit colder and there is a first whiff of autumn in the air, so my thoughts are turning towards the colder months and my handknits. :)

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  8. beautiful subtle colors....love them!!! and love the sound of the books. thanks for the recommendation

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    1. Thanks Steph, and yes, the books are worth reading! :)

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  9. I love your colors! I always have such a hard time keeping track of my rows when I am with others... all of my chatting makes me lose my place!

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    1. Thanks. :) It is difficult, isn't it? I keep double-checking and even had to un-knit a few times because I ended up on the wrong row...

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  10. Thanks. :) It is difficult, isn't it? I keep double-checking and even had to un-knit a few times because I ended up on the wrong row...

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  11. I love the colour of the beginning of your sock, it looks so soft and warm. I hope you have recovered from your cold. I think we have had a couple of different viruses in the last couple of weeks so could be a second one. Hopefully you will be cold-free for a while now!

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    1. Thanks, the yarn is very cozy.

      I'm still not rid of the cold, but what you say about different viruses circulating at the mo confirms to me that it's not just one long cold. Who knows, I may even have picked up a German relation of that virus while there too!! ;)

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