Yarn Along 1/25/12



Finally got myself something to knit and it's for me :)  I decided to knit up a pair of these Blue Monday fingerless gloves using Knitpicks Superwash merino wool in Allspice.  I found a matching ear warmer pattern to cast on in the same color once I've finished.  Then I can be all matchy-matchy in the snow.  I hope I actually wear them and don't find fingerless gloves a bit pointless.  We'll see.  They look cute anyway and the color will be perfect for next fall.  I hope to get to the yarn store later this week to pick up some yarn to cast on a sweater for John Paul.  I know he'd really like one and I've been putting it off in favor of easier (and less expensive) projects.  But my little boy wants a sweater from Mama, and so, darn it, I'm going to make one...soon.

And in order to get myself smarter, I began reading Walden by Thoreau.  Yep.  I really want to know and read more of the classics and I had no idea where to start.  So I picked that one off of our shelf thinking I should probably read it rather than always 'somedaying' it.  I'm going to be honest and tell you that I had absolutely no idea what this book was about, though I know it's a classic and constantly referenced in other works.  None.  I can't say my education in the classics was that thorough.  I mean, I knew there was a pond and he lived alone...or something like that.  It's, um, not really what I thought.  He's a pretty wordy guy, that Thoreau.  But I'm going to persist so I can feel smart and put some of these many books in our home library to actual use...and maybe get an extra Jeopardy question right or something.

If you've got a minute, go on over to Ginny's and check out the other Yarn Along folks!  Happy Wednesday!

6 comments

  1. Walden is on my list to read this year. But next up (in terms of classics) for me is Pilgrim's Progress.

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  2. I should mention that I have "The Well Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had" by Susan Wise Bauer to guide me through this journey of reading the classics.
    She gives a reading list with summaries of each book and even which edition is best to read.

    Also...I used to have a pair of fingerless gloves and loved them. They were the kind that had the flip part where you could cover your fingers if extra warmth was needed. I keep looking at new ones in the store and Kevin keeps telling me how pointless they are. But I know from experience that I really liked them - especially for the every day kind of getting out.

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  3. I love fingerless gloves, they are very warm.

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  4. Ooooh, I love the colour of the yarn you're using. Gorgeous ;)

    Fingerless mitts are great for having a little extra dexterity when trying to do anything, but I do have to tuck my fingertips in if it is really cold!

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  5. I think fingerless gloves are brilliant for fall and spring. In the dead of winter I like gloves over my gloves. I very much like the colour you are using. Fabulous!

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  6. LOVE!!!! I LOVE your gloves!!! I have fingerless ones (not knitted) and they are one of my fav things ever:) I bet you will end up really liking them. -Heather

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