Haha, it always seems that you have great plans for the summer – not having as much to do, you have a lot more time for things like blogging, you’re home more. Then when it comes down to it, you’re actually equally busy, if not more, than you were during school. This is the current state of me right now, haha :-P
This past week lots has happened… we went to College Station to look at places to live (Waaaat?!), found the most brilliant place (so we’re currently working on buying it right now. I’m SO EXCITED!!!) and my younger brother graduated from highschool! Which is crazy to think about because 1) that means I graduated a *year* ago and that’s weird. and 2) he’s the last out of the four of us siblings… my mom homeschooled all 4 of us through all 12 grades. She’s amazing – that is no easy feat.
But I have had a fair amount of time to get knitting done… and that knitting time is not wasted! I’ve been surprisingly successful – gotten a lot done! d^_^b
I have my Pogona… Which I don’t think I’ve mentioned…
I’m using Malabrigo Sock in the Ivy colorway. I think that’s the most stitch markers I’ve ever used in one project. I have 20 stitch markers in it (I just counted ^_^)… that’s quite a lot, haha.
I’ll also be doing Stash Dash with the KnitGirllls… which looks happily upon my WIP collection because of this particular statement in the rules…
“If you finish a WIP after 5/24 that you started before 5/24, you get to count the yardage for the entire project.”
That would be like… every WIP I have pretty much, haha. The goal of Stash dash is to knit 4K of your stash yarn. Which calculates out to 4,375 yards. Spinning counts. Then counts for double if you knit what you spin. BRING IT ON!
I’m also about 2 raglan increases away from separating the sleeves from the body on my Reverb cardigan . (Once again, more Stash Dash stuff! d^_^b)
You probably noticed this, but my cabling is kind of off on the back pannel of Reverb, haha. It’s symmetry is not quite there… yet. I’m working on it, haha. It’s not *that* noticeable though… It could be intentional… Its my own little design element ^_^ My goal in this sweater isn’t perfection (though, its always nice to have that though, heehee). My goal is to enhance my cabling ability, to make the adorable sweater, to make my first maroon sweater, and to enjoy the process ^_^
So, among my many goals this summer, one of them is to read lots and lots of fiction and fun things. Read new and reread the old.
I read Strands of Bronze and Gold on the way home from my sister’s wedding. That was epic – its a retelling of the Bluebeard story… which I had never heard of before, so the whole story was extremely enthralling. Definite thumbs up!
Now I’m working on rereading the Eragon series. Which I loved and adored when they came out. Which was in 2003… which makes me feel old, haha.
My original copy is fairly old and rather beat up – both my brother and I read it several times. Pages are falling out left and right… so I got a new copy, haha. (^^^ thats the new copy, haha. In all it’s pristine glory)
What are you guys reading this summer? I’m all for suggestions! I love finding new book gems ^_^