Wednesday's WIPs and books


Ravelry notes here
At the weekend I found myself in the unusual situation of having nothing on my needles (the pile of hibernating winter knits does not count, although I may change my mind if this weather continues!) so I decided to use up the couple of balls of Noro Silk Garden Sock I bought for a few pounds each at The Knitting & Stitching Show. After much pattern-browsing I decided this yarn needed something simple and plain, something really easy to wear. I improvised and cast on a simple raglan tunic. It's almost done so I can show you on Friday. 

My other WIP is a second Color Affection shawl for the knitalong which I am literally just casting on, so there is nothing to show you at the moment (but I'll be updating the Instagram gallery as it progresses).

And after FINALLY finishing the thoroughly enjoyable Farseer Trilogy I'm also onto a different novel - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It's a book I've had for some time and never read but after hearing so many good things about it, it was my choice for the next book club - I do hope it lives up to my expectations. Don't be fooled by the picture, although there is a paperback of this in the house, I had to download it the other night so my Kindle could read it to me while I was knitting  :) 

I'll leave you with links to lots more 'works in progress' and books at
Tami's WIP Wednesday and Ginny's Yarn Along.
xxxxx

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  1. Looking forward to seeing your tunic!
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    1. It's finished now - just need to sew in the couple of ends and block it tonight :)

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  2. It seems like we have read some similar books! I enjoyed the Book Thief, it was a different kind of book. Can't wait to see the tunic, sounds like an excellent use of the yarn.

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    1. I even have about 1/3 of the ball left over, it could have been made for a taller person and still have had enough yarn - not sure what I'll do with that yet!

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  3. I love Noro! The cover of that book is intriguing :)

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  4. O I'm looking forward to seeing your shawl, the yarn sounds gorgeous.

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  5. oooh excited to see your shawl, I love the color affection shawl - mmmm I might need to add that to my ever growing list of lusts!!!

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  6. That is a great book, I read it ages ago and really enjoyed it. I hope you do.

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    1. Oh good - I think we have quite similar tastes too :)

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  7. I've had that book recommended to me lots of times too - but it just seems a bit... hard. I find certain topics almost impossible to deal with when I'm pregnant... I look forward to your review.

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    1. I was like that when pregnant - even nature programmes upset me :(

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  8. You have great taste - your yarn looks luscious and The Book Thief is a fantastic read. I want to read about how you find it!

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    1. I'm so pleased to have so much positive feedback about it - thanks

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  9. Can't wait to see what colours you use for the second color affection.

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  10. I'm looking forward to seeing your shawl! I do like those colors in your yarn that you are working with. I think that is going to be a very pretty tunic!

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    1. I am very pleased with the tunic actually, it's nicer than I expected - I need to get it blocked tomorrow :)

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  11. My book group also did The Book Thief. It was really good. Very memorable.

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  12. Sometimes a simple raglan is exactly what a knitter needs. :-D The yarn you're using looks beautiful. I'm eager to see your finished project on Friday.

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  13. I love a simple raglan top they are easy to knit which is what I like. My friend has told me to read Fifty Shades Of Grey apparently it is supposed to be fantastic. Im getting back into my reading again.

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    1. Oh I am seeing that book everywhere........which I will admit, kind of puts me off reading it - although I said that about The Hunger Games too and I enjoyed those books!!!

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  14. That Noro is beautiful colours, look forward to seeing the tadah, also looking forward to seeing the second CA I am nearing the end, just a few more rows of border to do, it seems to have taken me for-e-ver!

    Tell me, is that an expression is going to read to you, or does it actually.....I love th idea of reading, but just can't concentrate long enough at the moment.....anything that takes any brain space is off limits!

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    1. No Faith, it's not an expression, my Kindle has text-to-speech capability which is a bit like being read to by someone with a strange accent, but I'm accustomed to it now and it means I don't have to choose between knitting and reading :)

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  15. the knitting looks really pretty :) And I do not blame you for the kindle download... I admit, my iPad and my Nook are lifesavers when I want to read whilest knitting something really boring ;)

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  16. I always like the look of the Noro, but the only time I tried I didn't enjoy knitting with it. What do you think, worth my trying again?

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  17. Lovely subtle colourway for Noro. Can't wait to see it finished. And that book looks interesting too. Please post a review once you're well into it.

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  18. I can't wait to see your second shawl.

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  19. The Book Thief was a favourite of mine so I hope you're enjoying it! BTW, I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award so hope you don't mind. Please pop over for the rules. x

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  20. I've marked that as a "to-read" on Goodreads! One day I'll get to it. Reading Barbara Delinsky's For My Daughters. Hooked me in from the first chapter. 2/3 done.

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