Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yarn Along: Cuddling up with a cowl and the Russians

Joining Ginny over at Small Things for the regular Wednesday Yarn Along!
Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? ~ Ginny Sheller from Small Things

Knitting Project: GAP-tastic Cowl by Jan Geigley
Inspired by PomegranateGrl I also picked up this sweet, free pattern off of Ravelry. Though I'm not a fan of acrylic, I went ahead and used the suggested Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn in Bluebell. It is coming along quickly (I've gotten a few more rows in since this photo was taken!) and I'm hoping to have it done in time for my sister-in-law's birthday this weekend. If it comes out well I may try making one for myself as well... I love the silver gray one in the pattern photo!
Books: Nicholas and Alexandra  by Robert K. Massie, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, and Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
I know it is crazy to be working on three books at once, but it all depends on my mood and how much time I have to devote to reading. I'm enjoying Nicholas and Alexandra very much - it was originally a book club read a year or two ago but I was never able to start it, so I'm happy to be getting in to it now. I know so little about Russian history and culture and this story is absolutely fascinating and enlightening. Afterwards I may even pick up Massie's new book, Catherine the Great


ang said...

It looks great and it's just at the beginning. Those books look so interesting. I have always been fascinated by their story but never have taken the time to read a big book about them. This goes on my list.

Ang (peach coglo)

ginger said...

I'm finishing up knitting socks for me (Knitty's Maeva) and just ordered yarn to start a hubby sweater.

I'm currently reading The Wabi-Sabi House and peeking now and then at The Write Start.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're back!

Pomegranategrl said...

Thanks for the link love MamaQ. I finished up my Gaptastic this week. It's a great knit and I didn't mind the acrylic at all. It's not too bad- what do you think?