Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yarn Along

I thought it would be fun to join Ginny from the blog Small Things and share what we are reading and what is currently on the knitting needles. Reading and knitting, two of my favorite things so this weekly meme is right up my alley.

At the moment, most of my reading is aloud to the children. We are reading the third book in The Mysterious Benedict Society series, The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma. All of us have really enjoyed the books in this series.

I have found it hard to find time to read a book for myself. It seems cookbooks and magazines are more my speed right now. Currently I'm enjoying Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day. I need to bite the bullet and whip up a batch of dough. for some reason I'm having a difficult time putting aside our tried and true bread recipe to try something different.

As for my needles, this is one of the sweaters I am making for a special someone for Christmas. That is all I can say, as I don't want to spoil the surprise. I do have a few other projects in the works as well. Seems that one knitting project is no longer enough. When knitting a sweater or other large project I need to have a small project going that gives me that sense of finishing something. Anyone else feel this way?


  1. It looks like you have made a lot of progress on that sweater! Seth read that series of books and loved them. Thanks for playing along!

  2. Oh, I'm getting sweater envy! I hope to be able to knit a sweater someday! I've been seriously considering buying that artisan bread book...would you recommend it as being a good one to have?
    xo maureen

  3. Wow! Looks like a gorgeous sweater! I have yet to knit anything that big!

  4. That bread book is just what I've been looking for! And your sweater looks lovely! I'm a new knitter, and it didn't take long for me to figure out that I needed 2 projects on the go - one that I would really have to concentrate on, for quiet times, and one that I could just knit while being totally distracted!

  5. I love the color of that yarn!!! I would love to see the finished sweater. I will have to check the books out, I am always on the look out for good books for my twelve year old.

  6. Lovely color for the sweater, wish I had more confidence with knitting clothes, sigh. Those are two books on my shelf as well, kids love the "society" and sequels and I live by the Artisan bread concept faithfully, yummy :)


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