Yarn Along5:30 AM
It's Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly yarn along. I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share yarn and books. Now that the Dr. Who Scarf is completed, I can once again have multiple projects on the needles at the same time!
I was in Durango, CO two weeks ago and stopped into Yarn Durango. I bought sock yarn! Earlier in June, I was in Portland Oregon and while there I visited a crafting thrift store called The Knittn Kitten. I bought 36 inch size 0 &1 circular needles figuring if I didn't like knitting socks by the magic loop method, I wasn't out too much money.
Anyhoo, the very nice lady at Yarn Durango printed out a two at a time- magic loop- toe up sock pattern off of Ravelry for me. (This one!) It's a customizable pattern...any size yarn and any size needle. But... I have to do a test swatch! Yikes! I've never done that before. I googled it and then I asked the other mama's in our Tuesday crafting group how to do it. This is the beginning of my test swatch. What I have realized from this so far is that I don't like tiny needles and I don't like tiny yarn. Maybe I'll feel differently after I've made a pair of socks!
Last week I got the Snow Child from the library and was able to finish the last part of the of the book. I must say that I wasn't all that enamored with the first two parts of the book. But part three, I loved. I am intrigued by how the author used a Russian Fairy Tail as the premise of her book. Now I'm reading The Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger. It's a murder mystery that takes place in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.