Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Changes in Plans

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I thought I would be working on Benton's sweater at this point, but my plans have changed a bit. The gift I had planned to give one of my nephews did not materialize. His mama had asked for it specifically, but my skills could not pull it off. I asked a friend for help, but her holiday list became too long. She told me a few days ago that she wouldn't be able to make the item. So I had to move to plan B. Fortunately it is a super cute plan that I think my nephew will like. (Since I know she reads the blog, I cannot give too much information at this point!)

So today was spent furiously knitting his gift. It has been raining a lot here, so we have gathered inside for some crafting and fun. I only have a little bit left to do tonight, and it should be done by tomorrow and in the mail.

On a side note, I think I may have mastered reading while knitting with this project. I am finishing up The Yellow House. I really like this story, but I have to admit that I also love Masterpiece theater and period pieces. Think what you will about my recommendations. I also read bits of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum aloud to the kiddos. They are enjoying this version of the story. It is free from Project  Gutenberg if you have an ereader (I love my B&N Nook).

As always, I am reading and knitting this Tuesday with Ginny over at Small Things. Join us if you would like.

20 comments:

  1. This is interesting. I'm one of those hold-outs rebelling against the electronic book. But you say you can read while you knit? Hmmm...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  2. You are not the only one who is having to regroup and rethink things :)
    As to the lovely e-readers... I love mine. Although I have been listening to audio books while knitting recently- mostly because I have had Dickens going for the kids :)

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  3. good luck with the knit!

    I've always been meaning to read more Baum.

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  4. i have been wondering about an ereader. i so love the feel of a book in my hands, the weight of it. but it would be nice to have 1000 books in one place. lol

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  5. I have also had to change projects, enjoy your new knit. Your e-reader looks wonderful.

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  6. No, I'm trying to resist the ereaders...don't tell me you can knit and read at the same time!
    I'm excited to see the plan B gift. I've been throwing out plan A s for plan Bs and in some cases Cs left right and centre.
    I love masterpiece and period dramas so I'm going to check out The Yellow House! Thanks!

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  7. that looks great at the moment it has been reading or yarn work

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  8. I'm a bit of a Luddite when it comes to e-books although I can see the advantage space-wise as about a quarter of our house is books (slight exaggeration)

    You knit so neatly and no dropped stitches despite multi-tasking...

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  9. Reading and knitting at the same time is THE BEST!!!! Congrats.

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  10. I wasn't sure what I would think of an ereader, but I do love it. Now, you read and knit at the same time? You rock!

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  11. Wow! Reading while knitting is quite a feat. :) Sorry to hear about changing plans, but the new plan looks good so far.

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  12. Hmmm....I might have to look into getting an kindle, even though I'm sure I'd drop some stitches along the way!

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  13. LOVE my nook color. Best thing ever. And I am excited to see what the surprise gift is!

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  14. Busy times - I am sure the surprise will be perfect. Thank you for the book link! We are just about to start reading on the kindle app. xxxx

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  15. I LOVE Masterpiece Theatre! So sorry the nephew's project did not work our but you know what? It probably will next year because your skills will develop!

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  16. Think I might have to try out an ereader, especially since it can add another layer of multi-tasking ;-)

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  17. Sorry you had to quit on one planned project and pick another. I bet your nephew loves it no matter what because you made it :)

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  18. I'm just stopping by from the yarn along. Good luck with your project.

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  19. good luck finishing! it looks like your almost there.
    i do like to read and knit too, propping my book, usually using rubber bands to keep the pages open. i do have an ipad, but i just can't read (or don't want to) a book on it. i really love pages made of paper and the feel of a book.

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  20. I love that you can read and knit...I am still working on that one ;)

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