Yarn Along is a monthly link up hosted at Small Things. The point is to share our yarn-type projects (such as knitting, crochet, or similar) as well as the books we are reading. I love watching others’ project develop, and of course I love hearing about the books people are reading, too! You can see everyone’s linked posts and the guidelines at the host’s site, linked above.
As crazy/busy as life can get, one of the things that keeps me from being overwhelmed is taking time to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies: knitting. The repetitive motions are calming, and following a pattern requires just enough attention that I can straighten out my thoughts while staying focused on what I’m doing. Despite how full June is looking, I am not completely setting aside my knitting. I will probably only work on it on my days off (so weekends, mostly), but it’s still something.
I’m trying something new with knitting at the moment, too! I have never used circular needles before, although I have dabbled with knitting in the round with DPNs. However, last weekend I cast on a baby sweater on a set of circular needles my mom is letting me borrow! I am excited to learn this technique. My ultimate goal is to make a (child’s size) sweater for my nephew, but in order to test out the pattern, which is given for several different sizes, and to make sure I know what I am doing, I am starting out with a baby sized sweater. I only have a few rounds done at the moment, but I had to re-cast on about four times before I got the tension right.
I realized after uploading the picture that I did not include any of the books I am reading, which is the other half of this monthly link-up. Well, not pictured are Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Strength by Lauren Salisbury, and a multitude of LMA books (mostly ebooks). Some of LMA’s books are going better/easier than others! I can’t wait for the day I finish Cloud Atlas, because I am going to be so proud of myself if I get through. I’m still not sure if I’m going to make it this time around. Strength is an ebook by an indie author I am enjoying getting to know, and the second in a science fiction/futuristic retelling of the biblical story of Moses.
All things considered, I don’t expect to make much knitting progress in June, but I also don’t plan to abandon it altogether.
Are you working on any projects or towards any goals in June? Have you done anything crafty recently that you would like to share?
Until the next chapter,