~ 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: May 30, 2012 ... Chiara Mia is almost done!

I tend to be a bit of an anomaly to many: I am a high-tech geek who loves all the latest and greatest while also being a low-tech, fiber-fanatic who loves teaching handcrafts to kids! And this week’s yarn-along is a great case in point:

My fascination with high tech has me reading well, devouring would be a better word, books on the latest iPad and how best for me to use it in my design and writing work. iPad: the Missing Manual and The new iPad: Portable Genius are fairly well-read (and drooled over!) … while the Microsoft Office 2010: demystified is highlighted and dog-eared from my prepping a summer course for my kids.

[A side note … we are winding down the traditional school year … but we don’t really stop: they’ll continue math, reading, writing and learning all about Office throughout the summer months. And lest you feel too badly for them: we also take them swimming, camping and bowling all summer.]

We’re also finishing our read-aloud: The Case of the Deadly Desperadoes … a fun, historical fiction about the silver-mining days in Virginia City, Nevada.

On the low-tech end of things … I’m finishing up my boys’ club (yesterday was our last day, where we eneded with a bit of compass and orienteering) and the girls’ club will finish next week. In both clubs, I’ve merged learning life skills with having fun creating and playing … and of course, eating fabulous snacks! I will miss these kids that I’ve come to know over the past nine months on alternating Tuesdays.

Rib Tickler - the worsted version

And, of course, my knitting is never far away: I finished (and posted) the revised Rib Tickler – the Worsted Version and sent off the sample to Knit Picks for their IDP. I love the color – a deep magenta called “Fairy Tale” — and the yarn (Comfy Worsted) knit up like a dream. I then started working on Chiara Mia, a top-down, one-buttoned, summer cardi (in the Yarn-Along picture up top) in Yarns of Italy’s Innamorata DK. I’ve just got to finish the last ball of yarn … block it out … sew on a double-button clasp and it will be IS posted!

Chiara Mia in Yarns of Italy's Innamorata DK (100% extrafine merino)

So … are you low-teching it or high-teching it? Won’t you come share over at Ginny’s

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