Yarnalong: Waits & The Sword

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Knitting: Waits by Bristol Ivy in Cleckheaton Superfine Merino

I am absolutely churning through Waits helped by watching all of The Night Manager over the weekend and through using it as a bribe to keep studying. I have a Google Chrome extension called ‘Strict Workflow’ which cuts off access to all fun websites for 25 minutes and then gives you five minutes has a reward – except I’ve been knitting instead. I swear I’ve been more productive. 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: Sewing & NZ Geographic

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Knitting Sewing: Burda 8155 Skirt & Vogue 7415 Shirt Dress

Lost my knitting mojo a little lately, but gained my sewing mojo. I have sewn up a storm in the past week, finishing a shirt and now most of the way through the skirt and dress above.

(if you’d still like some knitted goodness, check out my recent Most Worn post).

Reading: New Zealand Geographic

I love it when this arrives in my letterbox!

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

Yarnalong: Ursula, American Peril, & Shepherds

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I’ve decided I ramble too much in my Yarnalong posts, so I’m going to limit my intro and descriptions to 140 characters each, Twitter-style.

Knitting: Ursula Cardigan in Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight

I swear I’m on the home stretch now. I ripped back the shoulders a little and it now fits. I only have the sleeves and neck band to go.

Listening: The American Peril from Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Highly recommended. Looks at the beginning of the USA’s self-contradicting foreign policy of ‘freedom for all’, now let’s invade someone.

Reading: The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District by James Redbank

Enjoying this, even if it is a little repetitive & I assume Redbank is talking about me when he disparages those who leave the rural life.

See what everyone else is knitting/reading/listening to over on the original Yarnalong.