Yarn Along

Yarn Along: ~ 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.

It has turned into a good week for books! My birthday was on Monday (Hello 33! It was calm and peaceful and relatively quiet, which hopefully will set the tone for the next year.) and my brother-in-law & parents gifted me several books from my wishlist. And then I also borrowed books from fellow knitters. I am now reading 4 books and working on 4 projects. Having multiple projects going is nothing new, but generally speaking I tend to be a monogamous reader.

Here's what I am reading:

Cherries In Winter by Suzan Colon - lent to me by WifeMomKnitter. I am only a few pages in but already in love with this book due to this:
Why do we have all this stuff? The answer is simple: It's because I can't bear to part with anything that belonged to my family.
So true. On top of the book pile you can see a Sheldon - he is going to be a gift, so I do not want to say too much because the recipient has on occasion swung by the blog. His costume is in progress and I think it will be adorable!

Bossypants by Tina Fey - I had to start this one right away, I was so excited to get it as a gift! I keep hearing such great things about it. I am finding it hysterical - enough so that it makes me laugh out loud thus disturbing Dan (I mostly read at night before bed). His complaint is that no book can be that funny. He is also a reader but tends to stick with the likes of World War II and Chuck Palahniuk, so of course those are not laugh out loud. So, I started Unbroken (a WWII story) - what a life this guy had - very engaging.
My "JuneBlueBerry Triangle" is coming along nicely - I am on to Chart D. I had intended to leave out the bobbles when I started, but decided that they would add to the "berry"-ness, so I went with them... and, I hate bobbles. So I did 3 rows with bobbles, skipped next set of bobbles, and have decided to do the next set for a balanced look. I hate bobbles. This seals the deal. Seriously. No more bobbles, ever!

Our Best Bites cookbook, from the website of the same name, is making me drool! I have made several recipes from the website and they have all been fantastic! This tortellini bake was awesome and I will make this teriyaki sauce again soon! Right now my grocery list for the next week has a lot of ingredients to make several items from the book!

I am just about halfway through with a Babysquared blanket for baby #2. I'm using Encore Colorspun Worsted (same yarn as for my cousin's blanket) - it's a green mainly with bits of purple-yellow-light red-light blue with it.
I've also completed one section of all the colors in my "Neon Nightmare" crochet blanket:
I am in no rush whatsoever to finish that project, but I do like how I can be working on a blanket and can hold it so it is not all on my lap, as happens with larger knitting projects. Maybe that will change once it is bigger, but for now all is good.


sara said...

Wife, Mom, Knitter has the greatest taste in books. I'm sure you will love Cherries in Winter.

I am tempted to start on a crocheted stripe blanket myself. Must. resist.

ang said...

Happy Birthday! Those are some fab gifts. Wow four projects! They are all very pretty!
Have a great day.
Angela (peach coglo)

Erin said...

Everything looks great! Happy birthday, thirty three is a great year!

WifeMomKnitter said...

@ Sara - Thank you!

I loved Cherries in Winter, too, which is why I held onto it. I have more books when you're ready.

I think the latest Babysquared is coming out really nice. Love the yarn you chose!

Jess said...

Hooray for Sheldon, and I love the Neon Nightmare.

karen said...

I am with you on the bobble hate. I try to avoid them. Your shawl looks so beautiful! I really like the color you chose as well.

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