Yarn-along: tis the season for knitting … and reading about knitting

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~ Ginny at small things

Yarn-along: October 24, 2012

Another week and we’re almost at the end of October! What’s up with that? The one really good thing about time flying is that we’re starting to have consistently cool, brisk days (altho today is back up to 78) which means it’s definitely the season for knitting. … or reading about knitting.

As you can see, my reading table is full of knit-reads: a fabulous new book Knitting from the Center Out that I received last week and read in one sitting (here’s my full review). I’m waiting on sock yarn to make those cool, start-at-the-heel socks shown on the cover. On Monday, with my in-laws still in town, we took a day to play and ended up stopping into Books-a-Million where I found a treasure trove of knitting magazines: Piecework’s Knitting Traditions Fall 2012 is chock-full of great articles about historic and ethnic knitting and the projects are uber-inspiring. I also found two of my favorite British knitting magazines (which are EXTREMELY hard to find) … Knitting and Simply Knitting. These are always full of great projects, articles and ideas. Well-worth the cover-price and I’m thinking Santa might need to bring me a subscription for Christmas.

We are still enjoying our Inklings novel, Looking for the King, and should finish it this week. I think we’ll then move onto our study of The Hobbit … I’ve got the annotated version which is full of anecdotes and explanations and background on this great work, as well as the original text and drawings. We’ll be journeying with Bilbo and his companions on our own Advent trail, linking the book’s adventures with our own journey toward Christmas (finishing just in time to see the film version in late-December).

Close-up of my Wall Street Scarf (100% cashmere)

Since we’ve begun performances of My Fair Lady, I have to have relatively mindless-knitting while I’m backstage. My current project? A Wall Street Scarf commissioned by a friend as a gift; this is done on size 2 needles in cashmere. Since the pattern stitch is only two rows, it’s fairly easy to keep up with the knitting between curtain pulls/set changes. This is one of my more popular designs since it’s a very masculine-looking, reversible scarf that is not hard to knit.

So, what’s on your needles and reading table? Won’t you come and play with us …

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