I’m going to break down the post if you don’t have time to read my chatty report today.
*Joined Year of Projects July 2017-2018
Of course, there is first and foremost knitting. Thanks for all the honest opinions on the second color for my current shawl. I soothed my unsure soul with your responses and I headed out to the Yarn shop with which I’ve bonded since the move.
You can see the purchase: the softest yellow Koigu will be the stockinette portion of the shawl. One more 300 plus stitch row and I switch to this pretty color. I am much more confident with the yellow choice. To all the BLUE voters out there, you were not alone. Some at the knit shop felt blue was the way to go.
I’ve instructed Bailey at Needles N Pins, to limit my purchases to sock yarns for a bit. Anything else, just seems to get returned. I’m at the point of embarrassment with my returns. Thankfully, she just laughs.
Joining the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry:
With a nudge of encouragement from Marsha last week, I have decided to join the list making group. My list is small and manageable. No risk taking here. Not sure that’s the point, but that’s how I took it. You can guess my goals: There are only 5-
Finish my promise of 30 total mitts for the nursing home. (8 to go)
Finish current shawl which has 300 plus stitches per row and is a bit of a challenge for me.
Leave the 17 pairs in 2017 group. I know I’m such cheater! I’ll never make 17 pair this year. Leaving that particularly wonderful group was hard, but realistic. And, I’ve completed a goal already by leaving the group. hmmmmmm
Plan a swap this year. We all seem to have a good time and they aren’t that hard to organize.
Last but not least, knit one more gift pair of fingerless for the girls at the barn. Winter will come. I have two of 3 pair made.
Movie Review: Sometimes your family encourages you to step out of your genre zone. Zach asked me to if I wanted to watch a Netflix movie called : Okja. I love subtitles in movies. He coaxed me by saying it is an animal rights movie . Well, it is.
I will say it was very entertaining. Not for children. Action, science-fiction and some seriousness and some very weird humor. The South Korean film maker Bong Joon-ho created the film. It is a Netflix movie. They utilize some puppetry in the film too.
If action sci-fi is up your alley, then give it a go. Dare I say it is a cross between Born Free, Godzilla, and Jurassic Park.
I did not do any lace rows during the movie.
Are you still with me? If not, no problem. This is admittedly a longie post. Some days we just don’t have the time. If you are still here, well thanks. So the final topic is a book.
You know me, I am very very picky about my reads. Anything that interrupts my knitting has to be worthy. Fireman’s Aunt gave the book, A YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY by Jacobs. Almost every page so far has made me laugh. It is early yet, but so far I look forward to snatching some time to read a bit of it.
I’m still having a few tearful outbursts missing my mom, but it is all normal. They are spacing out a bit. It is good to have Zach home for a bit. And it is good to be on track with my shawl knitting and on track with a fun book.