Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yarn Along........

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I am joining Ginny today for the knit along, stop by to see lots of amazing knitting and to be inspired, and maybe find a few new books to add to your reading list.

I have just been knitting fingerless mittens like a zombie... mindlessly. It is good therapy though sometimes to just knit something familiar over and over again. I have a ton of wool in my stash for knitting small projects and these tiny mittens take no time at all. Looks like I need to weave in a few loose ends, eh.....
Speaking of stash busting has anyone seen this?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/labyrinth-circle-rug
I was thinking of giving away a bunch of my stash but now I might just want to hold on to it :) Although this would be a huge project to tackle but would be cool to work on a bit here and there over the years.
I am reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. It was a book suggested through my mama book club and not a book that I ever would have picked up on my own, but I am really enjoying it. It is very well written and has held my interest since I started a little over week ago, which is saying a lot cause my mid is all over the place these days. I need to catch up to my book club friends and finish this book this week though, but I am sure will with my pregnancy insomnia and all.

13 comments:

Linda said...

Your mittens look so sweet!

debby emadian said...

I agree that it's therapeutic to knit familiar things especially if you are busy and haven't the time to concentrate on something new...

I too have been having a bit of a stocking filler wrist warmer/scarf knitting marathon but must start some bigger projects....
Deb

a soulful life said...

They are beautiful! I love fingerless mitts!
And I agree a little bit of mindlessly simple knittign is good for the soul sometimes :)

pinkundine said...

That rug pattern is awesome, thanks for the link!

Love the little mittens, excellent way to use up some stash too :)

Becks said...

Lovely colourful mitts. Lots of mitt knitting here too, not so good for stash though as Ithen get the urge to do matching hats and scarves.....
xx

Heather said...

love the fingerless mittens. i tend to make those when i need something easy as well :-)

Mama Gone Green said...

Love all of your mittens surrounding the book.. cute!

Crunchy Momma said...

Wow, that labyrinth rug would be an undertaking if you have that kind of patience ; ) I adore those little mits, I would totally hang them from my tree or string them on the mantel. Hope you get some sleep.

Rachel Proffitt said...

Those look like fun and quick knits :)

Andria said...

Love the mittens! I also like Lisa See, I'm glad you are enjoying the book.

house full of jays said...

Oooo, lovely sweet mitts. I'm kind of obsessed with fingerless mitts for my little people. So quick and fun.

That book is on my t-read list! Glad you're enjoying it.

Lori ann said...

those mitts are totally adorable.

(lia) said...

Cute mittens! I'm trying to make some for a friend right now.. but I'm using the world's thinnest dpns and sock yarn. Your decision seems a lot clearer! :)