Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Yarn along 4
I love to knit and read, so I am delighted to be joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along today once more.
I am not much further forward with the Pure and Simple cardigan I shared - gosh - 2 weeks ago? I had to frog it and start again, as I discovered I had been knitting when I should have been purling, and it didn't look right - sigh. To make up for this, I have found some instant gratification in the form of knitted hairbands. Great stashbusting projects and a wonderful way of practising lace patterns on a small scale. i have an arrowhead patterned one in the car, but you can see a sample of it here, and this simple pattern above, knitted in the left over Artesano superwash from this project. There are a huge range of hairband patterns on Ravelry, and most of them are free. These ones came from here and here.
Reading? Well, I have still not got my hands on the Joel, (my husband is a very slow and careful reader, whereas I am a total skimmer), so I have been dipping into The Sheep Book for Smallholders, by Tim Tyne. Lots of interesting information on the history of sheep and, obviously, how to look after them. We will be adding to our flock soon, so really need to be more clued up. Also, it will soon be shearing time and putting them up on the hill for the summer time. Yes a big big learning curve, which will no doubt be shared in this space.
We have also discovered the Raggedy Ann stories, courtesy of the Kindle, where it is available free. Sadly without the wonderful illustrations, but still, delightful gentle tales. James is enjoying them very much.
Hope you are all enjoying your current reads and knits Pop over to Small Things and see the rest.