Joining Ginny for yarn along . . . .
Another Wednesday and I fear I am not quite where I wanted to be with my knitting, but that I am where I need to be. There has been much to-doing around here of late which has meant less time knitting and reading. I have cast off my first mitt. Now on to the second. I am saving the thumbs for last. So far so good. I tried my mitt on and it seems that even if the thumbs don't work, the mitts will still; they'll just be fingerless and thumbless mitts. It is natural but still amazing to gain new skills from knitting a lot. I dropped a few stitches-don't know how- while making these. I managed to fix them-don't know how-but they seemed all repaired and knitted. I hope they stay that way. Somehow though I was able to figure out where the lost and dropped stitch was. I am sure for most of you such picking up dropped stitches is a quotidian act. It was monumental for me. I was afraid of picking up dropped stitches from the moment I started knitting. It's a bit embarassing to admit that I ripped out things rather than pick up the stitches. I just couldn't see them. Thank goodness the projects were tiny.
I have still been enjoying The Gentle Art of Domesticity. Jane Brocket has found all sorts of domestic art. They are quite enjoyable. One of my favorites is Train Landscape by Eric Ravilious. I am also reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. All I can say is "Amen". This book gives me great insight about myself and I daresay justifies many of my "quirks". I should finish up quickly as it can only be lent from the library for only two weeks.
What are you reading and making lately?