Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yarn Along

Oh, beloved Yarn Along.  And blessed sleep - I managed to keep Bigger in bed this morning until 7.  So instead of writing this post at 5:30 (which I really expected) I'm writing at rest time (and hoping that Smallest will finish falling asleep and stay that way for a little while, the boys are watching a toy train dvd because they don't "do" naps as a rule.) 

This week I managed to get the second sleeve onto the needles.  But that was it.  And I also managed to knit together some stitches on my scarf which messed with pattern and I need to rip it back to find where I went wrong.  But I need to have enough time (and focus) to do it all in one sitting so I'm not sure when I'll be able to get to it.  Granted, it doesn't mess it up to the point of being ugly so I could just keep going.  And boy is that tempting.  But I want to do it right - maybe I'm a perfectionist, maybe I'm just a glutton for punishment I'm really not sure which. 

I finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter this week.  It was a really interesting story.  Granted, I don't think I want to see the movie - the gore factor is probably way too much for me.  Other than that I'm still working on This Is My Body.  For a short book (only 63 pages) It's taking me a long time to get through.  I suppose I just don't have the focus for it at the moment.  So I picked up All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne at the library.  If I can't do much knitting at least I can read about it, right? 

And now off to link up at small things and see what else is being worked on :)  And maybe finish up that sleeve while a certain someone sleeps somewhere other than on my shoulder ;-) 


Tracey said...

I understand about ripping back so it's perfect, I do it all the time. I know if I didn't fix a problem that mistake would drive me nuts and take all my joy away from whatever I'm knitting.
I'm reading Stephanie too, I adore her!

swanski said...

You are getting lots of knitting and reading done and that is just perfect!!

meghann said...

I didn't do much - OK, any, if I'm being honest - knitting this week, either.

I have to say, though, that I do so love Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's work. I need to go back & re-borrow her books from the library. Again.

(Also? I would totally rip it back. And curse a lot while trying to figure out what went wrong. I am a perfectionist, too.) xo

embracingitall said...

I'm glad you have managed to get the second sleeve on. Nothing like reading about knitting when you are busy being mama. Jacinta

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

For having a little one, you sure are getting a lot done! Sounds like a great week!

Joanne said...

I remember knitting an afghan while my first baby was sleeping on my chest! I didn't have 2 others to entertain like you do. You look terrific. Hope you are feeling like that too.

Michelle said...

I didn't realize that Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was a book -- might have to track that one down!