For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb
Psalm 139:13

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

yarn along: guilty pleasures and Miette



Have you been having stormy weather where you are? It's been beyond blustery here. We're firmly in 'blowing a hoolie' territory. But, that's the perfect weather for curling up with your WIP/latest read/current boxset/adorable pooch (I wish!)/ nearest blanket. Delete as appropriate. 

So, I've been bingewatching Buffy and catching up on The Voice and War and Peace. Sometimes our souls just NEED some TV, don't they? 

My constant companion for said curling up has of course been my Miette cardigan. The body is now complete (hurrah!) and I'm now onto the sleeves. Must admit I'm not enjoying these fiddly bits, but I have learnt the magic loop technique, so that's something. The Selfish Sweater KAL actually ends this weekend and I know I won't be finished, but I'm really pleased it gave me the nudge I needed to get on and knit a garment. Hopefully I'll continue making good progress with it and be done by the end of the month.

My current bedtime book is Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. I just started it this week. It had been on my to-read list for ages and I was so pleased to spot it in the library. I mean, that cover. I'm really enjoying it so far. If only I could somehow read paperbacks and knit at the same time!

What's on your hook/ needles at the mo and what are you reading?

I'm joining in (for the very first time!) with Ginny's Yarn Along. I spotted this first on Elise's blog and thought I'd get involved.

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  1. I am loveing war and peace, such a good show! Yes curling up with knitting, blanket, roaring fire and cuddly kitty is my favourite thing to do.

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    1. Hi Caroline, yes, I'm so enjoying it! Could do with a roaring fire and kitty though! :)

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  2. I have the last episode of War and Peace to watch - hopefully tonight. Love the colour of your yarn

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    1. Hi Elaine, I'm dismally behind and had to start on episode 2 so am very confused but enjoying it nonetheless. Hope to catch up this week! :)

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  3. Fun to find your blog via the Yarn Along today. I love your title! (I also love The Voice and binge watching tv of all sorts. ssshh...don't tell!)

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    1. Hi Andrea, yep, I'm loving finding some fab new stitchy blogs through the Yarn Along! Hee hee, your secret is safe with me! :)

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  4. I would enjoy being able to knit and read at the same time so much! But unfortunately I don't think I will ever acquire that skill.. The weather has been ridiculously stormy and rainy over here too (although it seems sunny and dry today so far *knocks on wood*). Indeed perfect knitting/reading/tv weather. Congrats on finishing the body of the cardi, love the colour!

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    1. Hi Tahnee, this weekend is cold, too, so doing much the same again. And loving it! :) x

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  5. I read and loved that book, it's good. love your sweater, my real life friend knit that up and it's lovely!!

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    1. Hi Karen, ah, that's good to know, I'm not far into the book yet. It's always good to have a recommendation. :)

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  6. Yay glad you're joining in! I love that colourful picture :) It's also blowing a hoolie here. And sleeting. Ugh, winter.

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    1. Hello Elise! Having a first glimpse of sunshine today after what seems like forever, but it's still FREEZING! Bring on Spring, I say. :)

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  7. I've been reading the Tudor court series by Philippa Gregory and knitting on various different projects (why can't I settle this year!) - I agree that I wish it was easier to read and knit! Progress on your Miette looks good - isn't magic looping great? I've just discovered it too!

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    1. Audio books might be the solution, but it's not quite the same! Ah, if you like Philippa Gregory, have you read any Alison Weir? Definitely recommend Innocent Traitor - it's about Lady Jane Grey. :) x

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