Yarnalong, June 2018

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Happy Wednesday friends! I am little embarrassed to say that I haven’t made much progress on the reading front since last month’s Yarnalong, but here goes none the less!

Reading: Alexander Langlands’ Craeft and Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang.   Both, still.  I’m about halfway through the True History of the Kelly Gang, and I am still enjoying it. The first person narration is convincing and engaging, and despite the fact that I’m taking ages to read it, it is a page turner!  And Mr. N and I are still, slowly, making our way through Craeft, which I have so many thoughts about, but I think it’ll be best to share them when I’m done.  Also, and this is in do way a dig at the book, I find it very calming bedtime reading — if I’m wound up from a day of dissertation work, reading a few pages on the best way to lay a stone wall gets me well on my way to falling asleep — not because it’s boring, by any means, but there’s something soporific about the detail!

Knitting: I’ve made progress on two of the three cardigans from my last post.  My Carbeth Cardigan (right) now has a button band and half a collar — need to finish the collar, work the icord edging, and then it’ll be done (just in time for me to visit Virginia and Maryland at the height of summer, ha!) I’ve finished the back and fronts of my Incunabula cardigan, but the resulting armholes are too big, and I’ve gotten worried about the fit across the shoulder.  So I need to do some measuring and thinking before carrying on — that’ll probably have to wait for this weekend.  Since Sunday, I’ve mostly just been knitting on socks, but I’ll save that for tomorrow’s Once Upon a Sock post!

Head over to the original Yarnalong post to see what others are reading and knitting this month! And I always love to hear what you’re up to in the comments!

xo K

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9 thoughts on “Yarnalong, June 2018

  1. Hello Katherine I’m Silvia from carnforth! I’m friend of Kate from northern yarn , that’s how I know you ! I really like knitting this toe up socks but I can’t attend any class at all ! May I ask any online tutorial you can recommend if you don’t mind ! Thanks very muchxx

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    1. Hi Silvia! Though I haven’t taken it myself, Susan B Anderson has a Craftsy class on toe-up socks (https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/classes/my-first-toe-up-socks/57765 ) that I imagine is excellent! Very Pink Knits also has very good videos and I see she has a paid-for tutorial (https://verypink.com/2011/01/13/learn-to-knit-toe-up-socks/) Otherwise, I’d try searching YouTube and seeing if you can find someone you like the style of ! Hope that helps!

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  2. Your knitting is so lovely! When I have to stop to figure a puzzle regarding my knitting, it often takes me longer than I anticipated to figure and pick the knit up. Blah. The puzzle 99% of the time was so easy! Good luck and happy knitting

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