Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Progress Updates on Knitting Projects and Reading

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. It has been awhile now since I've last posted. I have been working on a couple of projects. One is the hat for my mom which I will share with you all once I gift it to her in February. I am really excited about seeing how it looks on her because I love the pattern and it is something different than I have done before. The other is the Wool and the Gang Farrah Billie Jean top, and I have made more progress on knitting the front piece. I have to remember to keep the tension tight when knitting with the yarn they provided which is up-cycled denim and appears different if I don't tug it once I knit a stitch so I have to keep that in mind. I have also wound up the Allegria Grande yarn by Manos Del Uruguay. I love the speckles of color in the yarn and I am so glad I figured out how to roll a ball of yarn from the hank of yarn without making it super tangled like what happened to the alpaca yarn I purchased last year. This time around I used some advice I had read online about putting the hank over my knee and then winding it into a ball so that the yarn does not twist and tangle together when winding the ball. I am so glad it worked out this time. I have been looking up finger-less glove patterns on Ravelry to knit with this beautiful yarn. This will be a project that I will be starting sometime this week.

A couple of my knitting and reading projects right now 

WAG front piece, Knitting green hat, and wound the ball of yarn

I am still reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed and the other two, Stuff Every Vegetarian Should Know by Katherine Mcguire and The Sun and Her Flowersby Rupi Kaur. I have not been reading as much as I should be right now. I am close to finishing Stuff Every Vegetarian Should Know. It is full of interesting facts and an easy read. I have been kind of preoccupied with the job searching and just other daily things that take up my time. I was reading at night before bed for awhile but I should set some time aside during the day to read before I get a job and my schedule gets even busier.

Wild, The Sun and Her Flowers, and Stuff Every Vegetarian Should Know
What are you reading and working on this week?

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! If you would like to keep updated on when I post, please follow me on Bloglovin', Google Followers, and you can also subscribe by email at the top right corner of the blog.

Have a great day!


  1. Ooo! The Sun and her Flowers has been circling around me on the interwebs, and I have now added it to my read list.

    And, your knitting is beautiful. I love that speckled yarn!

    1. It is a wonderful book of poetry. I loved the variety of topics and issues she covered and some I could really relate to and they touched me deeply. I hope you read it and enjoy it too! Thank you, I have loved working with this yarn.

  2. I just bought The Sun and her Flowers. I want to see what all the buzz is about!
    I love that speckled yarn. Mitts are a great choice for it.

    1. Hope you enjoy it! I loved reading it. The poems are all so wonderful. Thank you! I was trying to think of a project that would show off the yarn in the best way and I am happy with how the mittens look with it.


Thank you for visiting my blog! I really enjoy reading your comments, j I will reply as soon as I can!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...