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So Much Knitting!

27 Jan

I have been commissioned to knit up 7 pairs of Bronco colored wrist warmers. I am currently halfway through the last pair!!! When all is said and done, I will have spent close to 55 hours on these gloves in just over 2 weeks, over 2 skeins of yarn, and I’ll be happy not to knit wrist warmers for a while. =OP
My fingers ache, my head is in a whirl, but I have had a chance to finish a few amazing audiobooks! Got through the last 2 Maze Runner books and found them quite thrilling, though at times I got angry at Thomas. Won’t spoil much for you guys in case you haven’t read it, but it’s called trust for a reason. Other than that, it’s the only issue I really had with the story line. One of my co-workers said he didn’t care for the series about halfway through the second book. I loved it. Though the last book could have done without most of the last few chapters (the Rat Man really started pissing me off), I did not find myself losing interest. In my opinion, it was better than the Divergent series (I couldn’t even finish the last book), which makes it immediately good.
Started on The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein, read by the charming, handsome and brilliant Jim Dale. I’ve read reviews saying the book is slow moving and kind of boring; the characters aren’t easy to fall into. I have found it quite the opposite. The story isn’t slow. Descriptive? Maybe a little, but I challenge anyone to call anything descriptive after they’ve read The Gormenghast series…The Night Circus is perfectly descriptive meaning it tickles your senses enough to make you feel like you’re there. The story takes place in the latter part of the 1800’s, and mostly centers around the circus which is glorious, mysterious and wonderful. I am especially enthralled with the clock that keeps time using almost everything. Magic is the next level to the story. A duel is the next. I haven’t read enough of the story to grasp the full concept of what both characters are going to do, but I’ve read enough to say I can easily like both sides. It rushes through their adolescence, harboring now on the characters being in their late teens and their involvement in the circus. There are plenty of interesting characters that also fill up most of the pages. All of it is a story I keep going back to excitedly perched to hear the rest. Maybe it’s because I love Jim Dale’s narration; finding his voice comforting and the characters he plays realistic, or Jim Dale in entirety making this story one of the best I’ve read in a while. Whatever it is, highly recommended and I do agree with a bunch of other reviews liking it to a dream.

My thoughts and prayers are with those on the north east part of our country these next couple of days, but wherever you are, I hope this update finds you well, safe and happy!

The Wristwarmers!

10 Sep

Usually i’m a quick knitter. Once i get into the grove, i notice every stitch happens a bit faster, and whatever i’m working on gets done fast. However, i have a habit of putting movies on when i knit, and when that happens, my knitting slows down about half. Though this project is easy and quick in itself, i find that it’s perfect for this habit. In a movie or two i know that i’ll have a pair of fingerless gloves made, and i get to keep up to date on today’s box office hits while i’m at it!–though i’m only really listening to the movie i put on rather than watching it. Sometimes, i’ll catch myself involved more with the televisipn than the needles and yarn in my hands, which often ends up with me having to rip out stitches that i messed up, often known as ‘knitting backwards’, or my favorite ‘tinking.’ It happens so often that i considered changing the name of my brand to ‘tink,’ but i dont think Disney would find that too amusing.

The first pair of gloves i’ve knitted were made while watching The Perfect Host. A grand movie with psychological twists that even i could keep up with with the parts i only heard. I much recommend this movie! The gloves, on the other hand, are made using Bernat Alpaca yarn (a warm blend of 70% acrylic and 30% alpaca). This will definately keep your wrists warm, though i’ve noticed on a trial wear that it can be a bit poky (as is expected from those natural fibers), but not itchy. Very nice nonetheless.

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I’m still currently working on the next pair, made with Red Heart’s Botique Midnight yarn in the color Harvest Moon (65% acrylic 23% wool). Tonight i’m scanning the youtube world and watching documentaries on Alcatraz; a group of paranormal investigators going through it. I have a Pumpkin scented candle lit, a perfectly mixed Jack and Coke on my bedside table, and a kitty purring at my feet. What a beautiful way to end the day!

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