Wednesday Yarn Along

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Ginny’s Wednesday yarn along. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on three main projects – my first pair of socks, the Less is More shawl and the Ardent shawl (not pictured – will take photo once I have some more progress). Nicholas and I finished the second Harry Potter book last night and he has asked no less than three times for me to start reading the third book this morning. Fortunately, I remembered to tuck it into my bag last week! Other than good old Harry, I’m reading a few other things. I tend to read the same as I craft – lots going on at the same time. I’m listening to Craftlit’s Herland (almost done), Justin Cronyn’s “The City of Mirrors” (third book in a post apocalyptic /vampire series – not for the timid but WOW – good story and SCARY!) I’m still reading Donna Tartt’s The Secret History (amazing) and also Herman Koch’s The Dinner. (also very good) I tend to read in stolen moments so have a book stashed where those moments may occur – do you do this? War and Peace has taken the back burner until I’m back in the city – it can feel like homework if I’m not careful and I want to enjoy it.


On the stitching side of things, I’ve almost completed a Hands on Design chalkboard series project. It’s small and was perfect to tuck into my larger bag. I’ll finish it up this afternoon. I brought a large design, but don’t you know I forgot my knobs to hold it in the frame? So that is on hold until my lovely daughter brings them for me from home.


Today’s task is another load of laundry followed up with a bit of vacuuming. Can you believe I have a Macgyver’ed central vac up here in the middle of nowhere? My in-laws bought me the hose from Lee Valley a number of years ago for Christmas (I’m a frightfully practical girl, and this was a GOOD gift) and then my father in law installed them while John was working on the main cottage construction, and hooked the whole shebang up to a ….. wait for it……  a shop vac! A $25 shop vac. Genius. The question is whether or not my best friend – my Honda generator is up to the task. The sun is shining, so the solar batteries are fully charged for the water pump. The dogs are shedding fur everywhere. I don’t mind, but my guests usually don’t like finding it in their food. Fussy, no? It’s a small place and won’t take long. Then knitting and coffee?

Phew, I’m chatty today, better go. What are you up to?

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5 Responses to Wednesday Yarn Along

  1. Sarah says:

    So much to comment on here! I am so interested to hear what you thought of Herland…I fell into the camp of those who definitely did NOT like it but I slogged through anyway. I am listening to Connectice Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in between current episodes of The Count of Monte Cristo…it’s a weird one and I’m haven’t read much Twain so I’m getting a feel for his style.
    Such beautiful projects; I especially love seeing what you’re stitching each week. I hope your vacuuming was easy and that you got to settle into knit!

  2. Fawn says:

    I’m always so impressed with your crafty productivity!
    Love that your son is loving Harry Potter. My Littlest likes HP, but Biggest has no interest at all. 🙁

    Haha. I would be psyched for a vacuum hose for Xmas too!

  3. Great projects. I really love your cross stitch, and the socks are striping nicely.
    You have so many books going; I don’t know how you keep track of the various plot lines. Clearly your brain is better than mine! I usually have two books going, one fiction and one non-fiction.

  4. karen says:

    just got home and I’m playing catch up with blogs, laundry and in a bit going to get food!! love your socks. I am knitting socks and I’m enjoying them immensely!!

  5. Gracie says:

    As always I admire your stitching projects! Brave reading /listening…I try to avoid scary~~~and just finished “I Retire to Cape Cod.” I am interested to hear how your vacuuming went! xx

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