Oh, lovely Yarn Along! Not much to show for today but believe me I’m making progress. Trouble with lovely patterns that start with “cast on 3” is that they increase exponentially from there. I’m getting into the slow going part but have only one more increase section and the edging left. Still planning on finishing in time to give it next weekend because planning just feels more sure than “hoping.” (“Hoping” I could still give up on but I’m planning on finishing. Doesn’t that sound better?) We’ll see how I’m feeling about that next Wednesday. The 500-something stitches on the needles by then might just kick my butt before I can bind them off. My only complaint (other than the number of stitches) is the clear acrylic needles. Sometimes it makes counting a pain, seeing the backside of the stitches through the needle. But I think I’ve got that worked out now and maybe knitting in the near darkness of our living room after the Whos are asnooze helps because I can only see well enough to see the fronts 😉
I haven’t had much time for reading since I’m spending all the time I can on my knitting but I’m still enjoying Marmee and Louisa. So for a little variety I’ll share my Easter book. It has been an Easter tradition from the time I was wee to get a book in our baskets. Usually something classic (does Harry Potter count as classic yet? I got one one year, when I was big enough not to “need” an Easter basket but allowed to request my book.) Anyway, this year my book was The Complete World of Jane Austen by Lauren Nixon. It has all kinds of background on Austen and her novels. I’m looking forward to reading it. Plus, it has pictures! And I just noticed my picture is upside down… I meant to do that, keeps things interesting and my knitting more of a mystery 😉
Today is the last day to enter the Hobbit giveaway! Happy Wednesday!