Yarnalong: Dave, Big Smoke & American Gods

img_8827Knitting: Dave socks by Rachel Coopey in Patons Patonyle


These socks resulted in the most comments I’ve ever had on a post last week – and it’s not surprising, they’re very eye-catching. 

A couple of people commented that they love neon and bright colours, but they’re not sure what to knit with them. I wanted to write up a post of ideas for neon knits, but I have two end-of-year assignments due this week, so it fell by the wayside.

I will write it up this weekend – if you have any ideas for the best patterns to incorporate neon knits, please leave a comment below!

Reading: The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities, 1840–1920 by Ben Schrader

I really need to get stuck into this more. Because I feel like a ‘should’ be reading it, I’m baulking a little bit, which is ridiculous, because I am enjoying it.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

This is my bedtime reading. Recommended by a flatmate. I’m a few chapters in and enjoying the quirky style and trying to work out who the gods are.

See what everyone else is knitting and reading over on the original Yarnalong.

4 thoughts on “Yarnalong: Dave, Big Smoke & American Gods

  1. Katherine @ fiberandsustenance says:

    Ohh, looking forward to that!

    I love neons + neutrals, especially for garments or accessories that’ll be nearer my face than socks! So a oatmeal shawl with a section of neon green … a grey sweater with highlighter yellow pockets, etc. You know how much I love grey/oatmeal — you add a pop of neon, and I’m a goner!

  2. bibliojenni says:

    American Gods is one of my favorite books; I hope you like it.

    I look forward to the post on using neon yarn. I’ve never thought to use it, though now that I cycle to/from the train station I’m tempted to knit a neon hat & leg warmers.

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