Wednesday, February 06, 2013

yarn along


I'm finally participating in yarn along! If you've never heard of it, it's a weekly post to share what you're reading and knitting or crocheting.

Last night I cast on my first knit shawl! One of my goals this year was to knit at least one shawl and I'm actually doing it. I planned on a different shawl but since I'm still not that confident in my knitting, I decided to try a free pattern. I'm making the Age of Brass and Steam shawl and so far it's going pretty smoothly. I do notice a couple things that aren't looking so good but I'll figure out how to do it better I'm sure. I'm using Stroll Hand Painted sock yarn in the retro colorway, I love all the colors in it!

I always like to have a book on the go at all times, I feel really strange when I have no book that I can pick up when I don't want to crochet. Right now I'm reading The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. I'm really enjoying it!

I challenged myself to read 20 books this year, I think I can most likely do it. Last year I challenged myself to 15 and ended up reading 20. You can see my challenge on goodreads here. Are you on goodreads? And do you participate in the year challenges?


  1. I need to check out that book. Love the yarn you chose for your project too!

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