In the waning days of winter, I have a seriously urge to knit different things! (i.e. NEW things!) I have this urge to cast on all the things and last night at knitting I brought a ball of yarn to do some swatching for a new project. I should have brought a smaller needle too, but I did not and I did not get gauge, but I am certain I will a different size needle.
I must wind some yarn to do another swatch for the Moon Phases MKAL and then decide which color sets I like best. I loved all your votes for the blue/grey with the pop of green-yellow and I am excited to see how this knits up.
See how I am ignoring those mystery socks and the sleeves on my Strokkur? Yeah, I see that too! LOL
I did get Genevieve’s little bear in a bunny suit done! And, I am seriously in love with her (so is Sherman btw! LOL) I need to steam the hood a bit, but she is all ready to be tucked in the Easter basket of one very amazing little girl!
I also finished Grand Central Scarf and I just love how it turned out. I used a skein of Rifton from Jill Draper Makes Stuff. It needs a good soak and a little blocking, but some planned unraveling makes this an easy and fun knit!
March reading is off to a dubious start. I finished Fire and Fury and A Stash of Ones Own. Both fell flat for me and for me they each were 2-star books. There were essays I enjoyed in Clara Parkes book, but most I did not. And, Fire and Fury… what can I say – I liked the book about as much as I like the characters in the book. I pushed aside a Net Galley book to read these library books, but I am glad to be settling back into Paula McLain’s Love and Ruin. I spent a few moments letting her words push out all the disappointment from the other books and I was quickly sucked in and read longer than I intended! I love when a book makes me do that!
I am about half way through the audiobook of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and I love it!
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The bear is TOO ADORABLE! Back later today!
My post – nowhere near as cute as that bear! – is here:
I also want to cast on some new things but I am trying very hard to stay with my Birkin. I did cast on a hat to drag around. I also want to play with paper and glue – maybe this weekend. Your bunny-bear is perfect
The bear is a perfect little toy for an Easter basket surprise!
Oh my gosh! Your bear in a bunny suit is Adorable!
I too have been reading A Stash of One’s Own and find a few of the essays much more entertaining than the others. Glad to know I’m not the only one disappointed in the book.
The Bear in the bunny suit is too too cute. You did a fabulous job. Almost makes me want to knit one too!!!! It is just perfect.
That bear just kills me — I almost want to make one for myself!
I enjoyed “A Stash of One’s Own,” but there were definitely some essays that I liked more than others. I much preferred “Knitlandia.”
Oh that little bear! Sooo ridiculously cute. I feel the same way you and others seem to have felt about “A Stash of One’s Own.” I didn’t read the other book, but my husband said it was interesting for all the wrong reasons.
Here’s what I am reading and working on for this week’s round up: https://the-ravelld-sleave.blogspot.com/2018/03/snow-day-unraveling.html
That bear is adorable!
Oh, that little bear! SO adorable! Good to know about Fire and Fury, I was going to read it but perhaps I won’t bother.
That little bear is just so sweet! What a perfect Easter-basket surprise for your little granddaughter. XO
OhMyGoodnes is that bunny-suited bear is freaking adorable!!! What a lucky little girl that Genevieve is. 🙂
I started reading White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey, which I downloaded last night to my Kindle. Four chapters later… Since my hand is still not knit-worthy, I might actually get this book finished in a timely fashion!
Two great finishes, Kat – and I am in awe of the tiny details on that bear 🙂 and YAY for a new Paula McLain!
Here’s my unraveled post http://mere-et-filles.blogspot.com/2018/03/unraveled-wednesday-tempting-spring.html
I’m in love with the bear! 😀
I’m adding Paula McLain to my TBR.
I love your bear it is so cute! The sweater looks great. Too bad you did not enjoy the two books you finished. I’m glad you are enjoying Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine on Audiobook. I am currently reading that book too and really liking it so far.
Here is my link to my blog for this week’s post: https://needlesandwool.blogspot.ca/2018/03/knitting-progress-new-project-plans-and.html
That bear is darling and I am anxious to see the scarf. Let the knitting take you wear it may.
Your Bear in the bunny suit is so lovely and all the colors of the scarf is beautiful! My blog post today – “Wednesday’s Yarns – Bulky Blue and the Color Shifting Shawl” http://lovelyyarnescapes.blogspot.com/2018/03/wednesdays-yarns-bulky-blue-and-color.html
Brava! Brava! Brava! That little bear is SO CUTE!!!
the BEAR is adorable 🙂 Well done! She is going to love it immensely.