Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Next Project....

Not feeling very creative today, so I read the last half of Stephanie Pearl McPhee's "Things I Learned from Knitting...(whether I wanted to or not!)"

Yarn Harlot is a stitch. Pun intended.

I'm dressed and ready to head to Barnes and Noble for some answers to questions about my Nook (yes, I bought one of the blasted things...must keep up with technology, right?). I was sent some kids books--those are always fun reading. And I've bought a few to read. I've also put some books on my wish list for the year--it would appear at first glance that I'm falling out of love with Knitting, and into love with reading again, but I don't think it will last forever.

I also have Kindle on my cellular "Droid", and have been reading Sherlock Holmes on it. Little short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of course. There's another book on my cell phone, but since I can't transfer it to my nook, I'll have to read it on the cellular, which is much smaller than the nook. I have found that I can read a hundred pages in a few hours, and Stephanie's book went pretty fast. She's got another one coming out soon. I'll be saving my $$ for that.

Presently on the needles is a puffball scarf--made with Pompa-Doodle yarn by Red Heart. Stuff is soft, only 12 stitches (two per strand between the poms), and on size 9's. Can't beat this little bugger for speed and ease--One ball makes the scarf about 6' long. You just keep going and going until there's no yarn left. It's a sweet little idiot project I'm doing before I decide to delve back into Rhiannon. I also have a honeycomb scarf in an Aran weight yarn (Fisherman Yarn purchased at JoAnn's) going. I just have to find my size 7's to get back on track with that one. Pattern stitch (only 1) is really easy.

But back to my B&N queries...I'm getting fingerprints all over the screen of my Nook. I think I'm going to invest in some covers for it to protect the screen from fingerprints. I'll still get fingerprints, but when it gets dirty, I can remove it and add on a new one. I've got the same sort of filament on my droid.

Next project on the needles will be socks, I'm fairly certain, unless someone else needs a hat...those can be made quick and easy on the loom. Faster than you can say "hat".

So, I'll see you in a little bit.

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