Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yarn Along (#4)

I'm joining Ginny at small things for another Yarn Along. This is my fourth so far, and I'm enjoying the glimpse into other people's reading and knitting lives.

I'm working on another pair of Low Tide Convertible Mittens for my cousin. She asked for 2 pairs and sent along 2 kinds of yarn. This week's pair is knit with Mochi Plus, a heavy worsted weight 80% merino/20% nylon blend. It's super soft and has long color runs, so the mitts have these wide stripes of color that easily flow from one to the next. This picture isn't the best at showing those colors, but I'll post more pics once I'm finished.

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Last week I posted that I was reading The Trial by Kafka on my Nook. But later that day I was notified that the digital copy I had requested through my library of The Help by Kathryn Stockett was ready for me to download. Once the book becomes available, you only have 3 days to download it and then 14 days to read it. This book is easy to read and I've already read over 350 pages this week. I'm hoping I can finish it by tomorrow.

This morning I also pulled out our copy of FamilyFun Boredom Busters. We're on our third snow day in as many weeks and I was looking for activities to keep us busy today. The book provided instructions for making a catamaran for dolls out of two 1 liter bottles. The girls begged me to make it, and they then spent the better part of an hour sailing their dolls around the tub and giving each of their dolls and ponies a bath.

I had hopes of us all playing outside this afternoon, but it's sleeting right now. We're supposed to get between 12 and 18 inches of snow today. It's a winter wonderland outside...stay warm!

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7 comments:

  1. That is beautiful yarn! Stay warm in the snow...the storm that is bringing you all that snow today brought us a random 60 degree day in VA...the whims of the weather...

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  2. Digital download, I've never heard of it, but I love the idea! The yarn is so beautiful!

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  3. Oh man, that yarn is the prettiest I've seen today!

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  4. Beautiful yarn!! We're getting a mix of ice and freezing rain today. On top of about 2 feet of snow we've already gotten this year. I'm ready for spring!

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  5. The yarn is lovely and I like the pattern, too. Stay warm and safe in this storm. I'm lucky not to be in its path.
    My yarn along link is http://blog.mymummyknits.com/yarn-along-7/

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  6. The yarn completely surprised me. When I saw it all balled up, it really didn't do anything for me. But as I was knitting along and watching the striping, I really grew to love it. And it's really soft and warm.

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  7. Those mittens are going to be stunning & I love your pattern.

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