Sunday, April 19, 2015

Some Knitting & Reading & Good Intentions

Good morning -- I've decided to start blogging again.  I had closed my blog for a while because I was concerned about privacy, but I miss it.  I love Instagram, which is kind of like mini blogging, but sometimes, I'd like to connect a little more, chat a little more, so I'm beginning again by sharing this post from several months ago.  Since posting this, I've finished the socks and cardi (I'm wearing it right now) and moved on to more knitting, more reading, and more of 'this, that, and the other' which I'll share soon. Have a wonderful week!  ❤️✨

Morning Everyone.  I've been running up and down the road way too much lately -- not enough time (or energy) for much knitting or reading until the last few days when, life as we know it, has begun to settle down again.  Eeenyway, sock knitting calls to me when my attention span is short, and that is much too often lately.

For the first time, I'm using Noro Silk Garden Sock.  I thought it would self stripe, but it really doesn't make distinct stripes on its own, so (taking advice from other knitters) I divided the skein in two and I'm switching every four rows.  Kinda too fiddly for my mindless knitting mood, but I do like the way they're turning out.

I'm also working on these Welsh Stockings from Nancy Bush's "Folk Socks".  I've had these in my queue forever.  They're working up a little too big, but I kind of like gathery slouchy looking socks, so I'm okay with that.

I have managed to set the socks aside long enough to make some progress with my second attempt at Miette -- had to frog the first one -- much too tight.  I found it hard to get gauge with this pattern, but I've tried this one on, and so far so good.  Should have it done and ready to wear long before it gets cool enough to wear a cardi.  Roll on fall!

There's more, but I'll spare you ^v^ -- on to books.  I just finished "The Perfume Collector" by Kathleen Tessaro, and I liked it -- mostly.  There's a lot to like -- the mystique of perfume and it's origins, Paris, London, a mysterious benefactor, & a likable protagonist. I really liked Kathleen Tessaro's first book, "Elegance", which I read years ago, so I was glad to find this new book by her.  It was a fun read. 

Blessings ❤️



Andi G said...

Yay to blogging again. It is hard to step away from the connection that blogging brings, right?
The Noro socks are looking fantastic. I too, like the slouch look of the Welsh socks.
Hurrah for sock knitting! :)

Valula said...

Yay!! Delighted to see you pop up in my feed again...long may it last ☺ x

Gigi said...

Hi V! See, I knew I needed to blog again just so I could catch up on life at chez Valula. Hope all is well with you & yours!

Gigi said...

Thank you so much Andi! And yes, blogland is a special little world, isn't it?

Susan Hajek said...

So glad you are back! I always am inspired by your creations and have missed seeing you.

Gigi said...

Hi Susan - thank you very much! ❤️✨

Jane said...

Welcome back! So many good things you are knitting!

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