Yarnalong, January 2019: Waiting for Rain, Mondim Socks, and James Herriot

I’m in the midst of the last few days of our Australian holiday, so this will be short and sweet, but I wanted to pop in quickly for the first Yarnalong of 2019. 

Knitting: My knitting’s been coming along with me everywhere this trip. I finished my Doocot sweater the first week, so have been working on Waiting for Rain and some vanilla socks out of Mondim sock yarn ever since. It’s been a long time since I’ve not had a sweater actively on the go, and while I’m looking forward to getting back to garment knitting when we return to the UK, I’ve got to say, it’s been fun watching smaller projects grow quickly! I’m well into the second skein of my shawl, and my socks’ feet are nearly done. I’ve had a new idea for a little sock design, and I’m wondering if I should try it out on the leg or  keep them simple. 

Reading: I had high hopes for holiday reading, but most evenings I’ve nodded off before I can make much progress. But I’ve made a small start with James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small which I’m really enjoying. It’s funny and gentle and a perfect light read to see in the new year. 

Head over to the original Yarnalong post  to see what others are knitting and reading — what are you up to this week?

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6 thoughts on “Yarnalong, January 2019: Waiting for Rain, Mondim Socks, and James Herriot

  1. Katherine,
    It seems that you are not directed to the correct place when you press my name. Would you please be so kind as to delete the above comment until I rectify the problem? I might have already done so…..but I can not change the above comment.
    Thank you

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  2. I read a lot of James Herriot when I was a teen – loved his books so much! As you say, gentle and funny and touching in equal parts. Looking forward to seeing your Waiting for Rain – that was a fun knit 🙂

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