24 April 2013

-:- yarn along // harry potter, bossypants, and socks

It feels like it has been ages since I've written an yarn along post - I've missed the rhythm it brings to my week and I've missed reading all of your posts as well. Can't wait to see what you all have been up to lately.

I haven't felt very productive this month - I think this long winter got to me on some level - but when I look back at my last pictures of these socks and think about the little bits of reading I've done, I wasn't as unproductive as I thought. I've made such progress on those socks - and as I'm coming into the home stretch, I'm really appreciating the fact that I won't have a second sock to knit once I'm done.

In addition to using this tutorial to get me started on this knitting method, I used this post to help me  with the heels. I should also mention that these are Fit Well socks - a lovely, free pattern from here.

I didn't finish A Handmaid's Tale - I enjoyed it very much, but had to return it to the library before I could finish it. Hopefully I'll get to pick it up again soon.

But since we last spoke, I've read Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's (and a couple of his other short stories - I really enjoyed House of Flowers) and Neil Gaiman's Coraline. Both were quick to read, beautifully written, and had been on my list for quite some time. 

Now I'm reading Harry Potter (en francais) during my waking hours and Bossypants by Tina Fey before bed and I'm not very far along in either - my reading speed in French is much slower than it is in English, especially since I haven't practiced in quite some time. And Bossypants is pretty amazing so far. I'll tell you more about it next week once I've read a bit more.

Happy Wednesday, friends. 


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


  1. I'm always drawn to tweedy greens...those socks will be gorgeous!! Bossypants made me laugh so much...always searching for more books that are that funny! (David Sedaris is great).

    Here's my yarn along!

  2. gorgeous yarn!!! love the tweed :) I enjoyed all the HP books (in english of course). Have fun reading them!!

  3. i love that green yarn that you're knitting your socks with! i also enjoy reading short stories from time to time. good for this busy mama and sometimes takes the pressure off having to finish something!
    happy yarn along!

  4. those are going to be awesome socks!!!!

  5. The yarn color is gorgeous.
    And the puzzle, I love puzzles.
    Also, I like very much the design of your blog, it's very pretty.

  6. Lovely green color socks! And the cover of the French Harry Potter book is super cute. :)

  7. I loved the HP series! I'm reading The Casual Vacancy and am having a hard time with it because it is no HP. I love the socks and will definitely check out that tutorial. I need all the help I can get in the sock department!

  8. eep, this reminds me i need to finish reading james and the giant peach in german ;) thanks for the reminder, and good for you for reading in french!

  9. I love the yarn you're using for the socks, it's really interesting and nuanced. I haven't read any of the HP books, I know that's crazy, but my husband likes them. I'm sure my time will come, now that my children are getting older and may want to read them; I like to read whatever book they read so we can discuss it.

  10. Oooh man those socks are going to be cozy when they're done! I'm currently working on a pair of lace socks, in the hopes that knitting thin, lacy fabric will convince summer to come faster!

  11. Those socks are a work of art, they might end up on the wall like your other yarn art work :) Very impressed you're reading the French version of HP...le spell le leviosa...hahaha!

  12. I lovelovelove these photos on the jigsaw! So pretty! Plus, Joe and I are big jigsaw fans. This is maybe an old person activity that the four of us could do together.

    Also, Bossypants is the best...glad you are reading it!


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