3 days ago
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho is on its way to West Virginia. I purchased 8 skeins of yarn which was more than enough according to the pattern to finish the poncho and get a matching Wurm hat out of. As I was knitting, it seemed like I was going through a lot more yarn and I panicked. I ordered 2 more skeins from KnitPicks and requested the same dye lot. They were able to send it in 3 days, which was great. However it only took a little less than 7 skeins after all. Not to worry, I might get two hats out of the remaining balls of yarn, plus it is a neutral color that will work well with making a scarf from all the rest of the scraps of City Tweed I have left over from other projects.
I modified this a bit by adding 5 knit stitches to the edging and six knitted rows to the beginning and end. I wanted to avoid the curling from just stockinette stitch but it did have to be blocked to get it to lay straight.
Still catching up with all the same series. I did add another PBS or BBC series to my viewing pile. "Larkrise to Candleford" which is a charming 18th century tale of two cities, one poor, the other more middle and upper class. I was going through the DVD's at the library and picked it up there. Another free entertainment. I so want to get rid of cable.
I finished "The Shining" and it was quite a bit different than I remembered. I think I remembered the movie plot more than the book, so I'm glad I reread it before going on to Dr. Sleep.
I needed a break from Stephen King, so I loaded Diana Galbaldone's "Outlander" on my MP3 player. I have had this audiobook for a couple of years but hesitated to listen because for one thing, it is 33 hours long and for another I had attempted to read it a few years ago and gave up halfway through. The only reason I had it in my Audible library was because it was a sale item. The Knitmore Girls podcast and Ravelry group is having a read-a-long and I was encouraged to pick this up again from all the enthusiastic comments about the series. The reader is Davina Porter and although I didn't enjoy her reading on another series I listened to, she is just perfect for this one. So far I am enjoying this very much. I am about 10 hours into the story with about 23 to go.