Yarnalong: Harriet & Cabaret

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Knitting: A Hap for Harriet by Kate Davies in Fyberspates Gleem Lace

I’m making pretty good progress on my hap, although not, of course, as good as the super speedy Sharon. But I made my peace with that on Friday when I realised I’d rather finish a little later than risk an injury! Continue reading

Yarnalong: Cabaret & Harriet

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Knitting: A Hap for Harriet by Kate Davies in Fyberspates Gleem Lace

This pattern is so darn addictive. One more point, just one more point. After the first couple of pattern repeats, it’s not difficult to follow, although it requires a little more attention than I’d normally give to my knitting. I suspect some less demanding Netflix watching in the future – especially as I’m doing this as a knitalong with the rather speedy Sharon of What I Made.

The yarn is Fyberspates Gleem Lace, which my Mum bought back from London last year (thanks Mum!). The stitch definition is amazing and the drape looks like it’s going to be just as good.

Reading: The Cabaret of Plants by Richard Mabey

I’m about to crawl into bed and crack the cover on The Cabaret of Plants. It was a Christmas present from my flatmates, who obviously know me well, because there’s not many things I like more than plant histories.

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

Yarnalong: The Big Smoke & Dave

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Knitting: Dave socks by Rachel Coopey in Patons Patonyle

Yip, Dave socks again. It’s a good pattern. I’ve accidentally altered them – I did a 1×1 twisted rib instead of 2×2 because I thought I knew the pattern better than I did. No biggie.

Also, how bright is that yellow?

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

This is both school and pleasure – Ben is a great writer and easy to read. It’s also about bloody time we had an urban history in New Zealand, so it’s all good news.

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

Yarnlong: Fighting Words

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Knitting: Fighting Words  by Annie Watts in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock  and Patons Dreamtime Merino Four Ply

I’m knitting these for one of my teachers, because she’s pretty kick arse and we’ve been very lucky to have her. They’re not really what I want to be knitting at the moment (my brain is really only capable of garter stitch), but it’ll be worth a little bit of extra effort. Continue reading