Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Some Progress

I have been plowing through my book group selection this week, and I finally finished! I have not been enjoying it, and I am so glad many of you shared your experiences about abandoning books that you were not enjoying. With the final page read, I knew I could start a new book. I have wanted to read Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting, so I immediately pulled it out and started. I already like it so much more.

Progress on my sweater has not been as remarkable. All that reading interfered with my knitting. It is tough when your two joys are mutually exclusive. Of course, this explains my love of audiobooks which allow me to do both at once! Genius, I tell you. I was able to knit a few more inches of the body. I think if I steal a few moments this week, I should be able to start the sleeves.
My Yarn Along contribution
A few weeks ago I made another hat of ennui from the remaining skein of Malabrigo. I would love to find it a home, since I already have one. If you are interested in the hat, just leave a comment. I will draw a name on Thursday. Hopefully everyone's weather improves and there will be no need for a wool hat until next year. If not, this one should fit the bill!

Edited to Add: The winner of the hat is Tracey. Please email your address and I will send you your new hat.

24 comments:

  1. I am currently wearing a hat indoors, the -24 degrees in our area has us all very chilly! Your hat is such a beautiful blue!
    Glad you made it through your book and moved on to something fresh and exciting! I have a love/hate with audio books - a necessary evil when I want my hands free for knitting but it still feels like cheating.

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  2. Ooh the year of poultry, pigs and parenting is on my list of books I want to read. I can't wait to hear how you like it :) Your hat is such a beautiful color to! We're still in hat wearing mode here. The snow is falling tonight again and the weatherman says there's no spring for us at least not yet *grin*.

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  3. What was your book club book? Coop looks like one I need to find. Pretty blue :)

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  4. I would like something Made Especially By Heather.

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  5. I would love to be included in your drawing! Beautiful hat. :)

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  6. I keep hearing about this book and how good it is. I think I need to add it to my wish list. Your sweater looks really nice.
    Warmly,
    Tracey

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  7. I am glad you are now reading a book that you are enjoying. I am currently listening to an audio book and the book itself is great, but I do find it easier to follow with my ears rather than my ears. But like you it's hard to choose between reading and knitting!

    The hat is adorable.

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  8. Coop sounds like a really interesting read!! We had a mini cold snap last night here, so I am not sure if hat wearing season is gone yet either! Which is good cause I am still making them too!

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  9. that hat is so beautiful! I absolutely love the color and the pattern! LOVELY! :)

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  10. I hate it when a book I'm not enjoying holds me up from getting to one I really want to read. I don't often abandon a book, but there is so much good stuff out there, it's not worth wasting your time on something which becomes a chore, is it. I love the colours of both your hat & jumper.

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  11. Oh, that hat! One day I will buy some malabrigo...I fall in love with it every time I see it on someone's blog!

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  12. @ECW74
    An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin.
    The hat is actually more violet. Thanks!

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  13. That hat is beautiful! I still haven't tackled a sweater, but have the yarn waiting (for a child size).

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  14. Great pattern on the hat and wonderful color, too. Coop is a favorite book of mine, definitely worth reading more than once.

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  15. I love your idea of knitting and audiobooks! Oh, and the hat is LOVELY!

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  16. Coop is on my must-read list! I must confess that I'm a bit nervous about it -- I fear that I'll become chicken obsessed :-)

    LOVE your hat!

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  17. I love the colour blue in that knit! Beautiful!

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  18. I just love the color of your hat, and I promise we would give it a good home. We have lots of heads to cover, and my last hat was confiscated by my daughter, really I don't mind it looks so gosh darn cute on her. And with temps dipping into the negatives for the rest of the week, we will be wearing hat for at least a little while longer.

    Coop is on my ever-growing-thanks- to-this-yarn-along reading list.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  19. The color of your hat is so nice. I am reading Backyard Chickens right now. Do you have chickens?

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  20. That is a very happy hat - great colour! I really loved reading Coop - are you still enjoying it?

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  21. Would it be cheating if entered the drawing? :P

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  22. @KnitterMama
    No chickens yet, but I have finally convinced my husband it is a good idea. It took me 8 yrs.

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  23. I love the hat and the sweater is coming along nicely and YES on the audiobooks, heaven I tell ya :)

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