Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along

I finished the Battenberg tea cosy - well, to be honest I haven't sewn it up yet, I don't like that part. I have a pile of finished items that need making up. One evening I will just have to sit and do them all!

I have started knitting a blanket for a friend's granddaughter, due in the autumn. It is very simple, garter stitch only for the centre, knitted diagonally. There will be a lacy border around the edge which is knitted separately, I am going to knit that in pink. I found the pattern on Ravelry. I prefer simpler patterns, I don't enjoy complicated ones where I have to concentrate and count all the time, I just like something fairly mindless that I can do in front of the tv, or while chatting. It calms my mind, I find it very restful. Difficult patterns just make me stressed!

A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale is one of the Richard and Judy book club books for this summer. It is the story of a priest and those around him, and each chapter is set in a different part of his life, sometimes going back and forth in time. I am about halfway through and thoroughly enjoying it. I have read two other of his books, and this is my favourite, I think.


  1. I'm working on a similarly-styled baby blanket and, you're right, it is nice to have something mindless on the needles to keep in the background of life's other going-ons.

  2. I have to agree with you on simple knitting patterns, I love being able to multi task. Also I think garter stitch is a lovely pattern.

  3. I do like Patrick Gales books though for some reason if I get them from the library they go walk about and I end up having to pay the library for them!

    Have joined August Break as well!


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