Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not much Knitting

Since leaving Virginia, there has not been much knitting here. I finished the doll for my mom. She loved it and presented it to my cousin's daughter at one of the reunions. It was met with hugs and carried throughout the day. Of course, I now have a list of other dolls to make. Too many raves and wishes for one.

After the doll, I set to finish the mystery shawl. It still needed the final clue. It has been a bigger challenge than I thought. So much visiting and exploring has left little knitting time. One side is finished and the other has quite a few rows to go. I am hoping to finish it this week and move onto my other WIPs. I would love to finish my red sweater while we are in the cooler part of the country. Maybe even the languishing pair of spring socks.

In addition to knitting, my book pile just continues to grow. I have listened to quite a few audiobooks with the kiddos. Driving is perfect for this. My own reading has come in spurts. I am behind on my online and offline reading. I just started a Prayer for Owen Meany, but I am only a few pages into it. We are planning a trip north to my inlaws' cottage. I am hoping the time there will be spent knitting and reading just a bit more.


15 comments:

  1. Its a very cute doll, I'm not surprised you have a list of orders!!

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  2. I've missed your posts Heather. A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my favourite books. I hope you enjoy reading it as well as your continuing adventure.
    Happy days.
    Deb

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  3. The doll is very sweet - I can see why it was such a big hit. I made the killer bunny from Monty Python and the Holy Grail last year for Easter. I can't say I'll get into making softies all the time, but it was a nice change of pace.

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  4. How adorable! I know what you mean by not having so much knitting time. It will come though - I have faith!

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  5. My goodness, sounds like you have so much going on! I hope you get some good downtime to read soon!

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  6. That is one of my favorite books also. It's like all his books in style. You know, different, but a page turner.

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  7. you're so busy. enjoy your time at the cabin. :)

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  8. I'm reading Owen Meany, too, but it's a hard book to get into right now.

    And.. I, too, am still working on that MKAL! I am to the point where I want to ignore it again for more interesting projects. I think we're in the same spot, give or take a few rows!

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  9. Aww the doll turned out wonderfully, I'm glad to hear it's being well loved!

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  10. Such a sweetie, no wonder there are more doll requests coming your way!

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  11. What a pretty doll! No wonder you'll have to make a few more now...

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  12. Wonderful! I'm going to have to knit one up one of these days... as if my Kate needs one more doll... haha!

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  13. LOVED Owen Meany!! And dolly is adorable---just look at the smiles you made!

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  14. That doll is beautiful! You are so talented :) I hope you were able to read more, I love Owen Meany!!!

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