Knitting This Week

7:26 AM

It is Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly Yarn Along.  I am joining Ginny and everyone to share books and yarn.

I started this Hufflepuff bag on the airplane to Europe the week before Thanksgiving.  It is for my niece as a Christmas present.  I am planning on lining it so that the stranded knitting doesn't get snagged.  I wanted to make a Gryffindor bag, but she is a Hufflepuff fan!  I found this pattern on Ravelry and it has charts for all four houses at Hogwarts!

About ten days ago I found out that my nephew wants a scarf from Harry Potter in the Ravenclaw house colors.  That was information I could have used a month ago as I am not a fast knitter.  But some sit time on Saturday at work allowed me to get about a foot done and then with some unexpected time at home on MO I was able to get another foot or so finished.  I probably won't do as many repeats as the pattern calls for.  I"m on a pretty tight timeline right now!

I just finished reading The Guilty by David Baldacci.  It's a good murder suspense novel.  I am trying to read all of his books in order (it's one of my obsessions) and this is his newest one with the Will Robie/ Jessica Reel characters.

I had set my Goodreads challenge for 2016 to read 75 books.  I am not quite going to make it.  Again. I didn't read to my goal of 100 books last year so I lowered it to 75 and I still fell short.  I have read 61 out of 75.  I am listening to one in my car  so I can add one more.  But still...

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

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  1. Wow! That Hufflepuff bag is spectacular! It's been on my to-knit wish list for ages. I'm inspired now... as I look at my own pile of Christmas knitting that needs a finish... :-)

  2. 61 books is still a lot of books! I set my goal at 55 and read 59 but most of those are audiobooks. I spend 2 hours in the car commuting to work so I can get through a lot more audiobooks than print ones. Do you have any good audiobooks to recommend?

    1. Are you on Goodreads? I"m flyingjen on goodreads. I've got all of the books that I read this year including the ones marked as audio books.

  3. good luck getting the knitting done! I set mine for 30 so I could achieve my goals. However, I'm trying to finish Hamilton by New Year's eve and it's going to be close.

  4. you are going to have one very very very happy harry potter fan!!! Great knit!

  5. Wow! What a great idea! Such a cool bag! Happy holiday week!

  6. The bag looks amazing! Hope you managed to complete it and the scarf in time! Wishing you a lovely Christmas.


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