1.02.2013

Yarn Along - January 2

~ 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

Yarn Along - jan 2, 2013
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!


 

   


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5 comments:

Kathy said...

I love that color purple, I'm also a fan of Rebecca Danger but as yet have not knit any of her patterns. I like the idea of 13 books in 2013, I keep seeing themes like that and may have to jump on the bandwagon!

Grenadine Girl said...

I've been wanting to knit Rebecca Danger's stuff for ages. One of these years I'll get into a monster knitting mood. Maybe this year! Also thanks for reminding me about Rory's reading list. It's a favorite.

knittinglongies said...

Pretty purple! I keep seeing purple yarn today. I think this means I need to knit some purple yarn!

Thanks for the reading list, I had not seen it before.

kathatravelling said...

The Knit a monster nursery Book looks great! I might put that on my birthday list... :-)

Becky Elmuccio said...

Best of luck on your reading challenge and the new projects. Happy New Year!

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