07 November 2012

-:- yarn along - that scarf again and practical magic

Well, this is slightly embarrassing.
Remember that scarf? I'm still knitting it.

I managed to make some good progress on it - I'm on my last skein of yarn...
I also managed not to start my next, very tempting, secret project.
And hopefully I will manage to finish this project by the end of the weekend.
I know I've said that before, but this time I don't have a half-finished quilt to distract me!

Last week I started reading the Red House - and while I might pick it up again to give it another try, I just couldn't get into it this time around. It's a story about two grown siblings, coming together with their modern families for a holiday in the English countryside after years of estrangement. It had tons of potential, but I was disappointed. I didn't like the stream-of-conciousness style of writing (which I dislike in general, but this book seemed especially hard to follow) and the lack of intensity, especially considering the plot.

So I put it down and picked up Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman instead - a book that was kindly recommended by a fellow yarn-alonger. (Although it did occur to me to pair the Neverending Story with my neverending scarf.) I love this book. It's one that you'll find me reading late at night because I can't put it down - but I also don't want it to end!

As always, I can't wait to see what you all are reading and knitting today.


(Joining Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.)


  1. I have a pair of socks I'm making for my hubby that I've been working on for years. I may never finish the second one, so I completely understand about the never ending scarf!

    1. Oh yah, knitting pairs of things is tough that way! Good to know I'm not alone. :)

  2. Glad I'm not the only one to pass on a book :) Can't wait to see more of the secret project! My projects are not that secret but then some of my family do not read my blog!!

    1. Life is too short to read a book you're not into, right? :) Yah, I can't wait to actually get started on it! I honestly can't believe how self disciplined I've been about it...someday soon.

  3. keep on knitting, your scarf is looking lovely! such pretty colors :)

  4. love the colors of your scarf, it's gorgeous! the nice thing about never ending scarves is they (usualy) end... usually. you can do it!

  5. Good luck finishing it up, it is looking great!

  6. I've only been knitting for about a year now. When I started I told myself I would only work on one project at a time and that I *had to finish* it before starting another. I think I have half a dozen in various stages right now!

    It's good to go with where the motivation and interest are, in both knitting and reading.

    Best of luck finishing your projects.


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