Sometimes life gets in the way of knitting and that happened to me this week in the form of a delivery of 7 yards of mulch on Monday. So, for the past two days, Steve and I have been moving the mountain of mulch from the driveway to all the garden beds.
Let me tell you, that’s a lot of moving!
While this was not so great for knitting productivity, it is excellent for audiobook listening! I am now more than half way through Marie Antoinette: The Journey and I am quite enthralled with her. The narration is also excellent (FYI, it’s Donada Peters). I have been laughing and have generally fallen in love with Marie. I have not gotten to the “rough parts” yet, but I fear that I will shed a tear or two. If your Summer Book Bingo has the “biography of a royal” I highly recommend this audiobook!
Last night, I collapsed on the couch after a long hot shower and I pulled out a simple sock to knit. You know… something mindless to just knit on. Following a pattern did not sound appealing so I did not work on the cloche I am knitting with the Year of Techniques crew – but if you have not started this month’s pattern, you should. It is a Romy Hill pattern and it is beautiful. I am about half way through the first repeat section, so no quite half way. I also did not want to count rounds on my dear little trial mouse. I am on leg one. Which means I have a leg, 2 arms, and a tail to knit before completion. Oy. I think I better start on Genevieve’s mouse sooner than later.
Also… next week (the 15th) begins Kirsten Kapur’s Summer MKAL – you will find the details here. The pattern is being offered at a reduced price before the MKAL begins, just saying. However, I did get those gold singles plied. I am quite happy with both yarns.
I am itching to cast on, so I am really happy that the mulch moving is in essence done (there is a wee bit of spreading to finish up)! What is your “Go To Mindless Knit”?
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Plain, simple socks are just great for mindless knitting — until you get to the heel! 🙂 I’m looking forward to Kirsten’s new mystery, too. Yarn ready, but not wound yet. Good job on that mulch pile! Nothing like blocking the driveway to motivate you. . .
Anything that is simple, either lots of plain knitting or a simple pattern that is easy to memorise. What pretty wool you’ve chosen for the socks and coordinating needles too. Mulch moving is hard work but worth the effort in the long run.
Yup – plain socks are great for mindless knitting. Actually the shawl I’m working on now is pretty mindless – a simple 12 row repeat that is easily memorized. A blocked driveway is always a great motivator – lol. Thanks for the book recommendation.
My current mindless knit is the scarf in today’s post. My usual one is a sock, although a hat or simple scarf will do.
I usually much my garden with the orevious falk’s shredded leaves. Living as we do, surrounded by trees, they are plentiful and free. But our hired helper BURNED them last fall (grrrr!), so I am currently mulchless.
My mindless knitting is usually a donation hat.
Mindless knit…those blanket squares. Digging out some stash yarn for the KAL is on my list of things to do this evening! Nice job on the mulch.
Plain vanilla socks are my mindless knit. I love your book review. I find them really helpful when I’m choosing a book to give my time to!
As I write this, a couple of strong, young men are spreading mulch on my flower beds and around shrubs! My current mindless knitting project is a color blocked asymmetrical shawl for my niece, I’ve pretty much memorized the pattern, so I can just sit & knit! I signed up for Kirsten’s mystery KAL and ordered yarn-I missed last year’s KAL, so I’m really looking forward to this one!
When we get mulch we also get it spread around by the kid who delivered it. Woo hoo.
I ordered my yarn (should be here early next week) and I’m going to knit as fast as I can and at least finish the socks before TTLM begins! Listening to books makes everything better (and easier)!
I’ve bought the Kirsten Kapur pattern, but I’m not sure if I’ll actually knit along with the clues. I don’t have enough yarn in solids in my stash that will work, and if I want to spin the yarn for it, I’ll need much more time. So I might wait and do it at a later date.
Whoa, that’s what got delivered Monday morning? yikes!!! and LOVE LOVE LOVE the yarn you have for the MKAL.
wow, that is quite the mulch pile, can you come do my yard?? I cannot garden because of the RA but I don’t miss doing the mulching. Ha! love the simple sock, perfect for knitting and non thinking (and binge watching) BTW grantchester is airing June 18th, I do believe, swoon!
Socks…for the most part in my sleep…and my husband and mother are most appreciative!
Your plied yarn looks great! I can’t wait to see it knit up!