Sunday, October 2, 2016

Another One Bites the Dust . . .


With the completion this morning of my Quick Sand sweater, all sweaters that were in progress are off the needles.  Here it is blocking.  It doesn't look all that great.  It will look better once it's dry  :-)

This one comes off of The Big List.  That means I've only got one thing left on The Big List - the Rhiannon Socks.  They are going to rest a little while longer.  I have two WIPs on the needles - those socks and the Edradour shawl.  Linda the Chicken Lady and I both started this shawl earlier this year.  She's already frogged hers, and I'm contemplating doing the same.  I don't care for the yarn I chose, and as I got going with the pattern I don't really care for it, either . . . so it goes.  It was a good try, but I think I'm going to frog mine, too.

I should cast on some socks for the YOSS group.  I'm trying to decide on a pattern or plain vanillas.  I'll let you know  :-)

Oh - and I did finish (on Audible) Book #4 in the Outlander Series, Drums of Autumn.  I started #5, The Fiery Cross, on Friday.  Here's what Amazon says about it:
The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge.

Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleftstone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time—1743—when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George’s army.

Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchor—Jamie Fraser. Her unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes....

Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgettable, The Fiery Cross is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama.
I'm enjoying The Fiery Cross so far.  I'll keep you posted!

And I know you've had that massive bass line in your head since reading the title of this post . . .



Anonymous said...

Your shoulder has certainly improved --- the results are that you are able to finish your knitting projects. That's wonderful! I love your finished works, but I have to agree with you on the previous posting where you mentioned that the yarn in the skein looks much better than in the actual knitting. I've noticed that with some yarns. Too much work goes into knitting for a project not to be what you want. I know knitting is a process, but you still need to enjoy feeling the yarn in your hands as you are working with it. And if the end result doesn't make you happy, frogging is a must. I've done that a few times, too. I need to find a way that I can knit with the arthritis in my hands. I've several projects started that I would like to finish and a couple more that I would like to do. I've found that I really miss knitting and having a reason to touch yarn.

Janice H.

A :-) said...

Janice - it really has and I'm so grateful :-)

I'm sorry to hear that you have arthritis in your hands. There might be some ways to modify your style of knitting so that it would be as painful. If I can help with this, let me know.

Janice H. said...

Hi Annie!

Any insight into how to knit with arthritis would be a Godsend. I knit continental. My mother taught me to knit many moons ago. :) My ring finger on my right hand is what gives me the most grief as it is nearly completely straight from the arthritis. I was thinking that possibly I could just knit a row and then rest and try again later. I've even bought those gloves and maybe I should try them again.

I saw an orthopedic surgeon about a year ago and asked for hand exercises or some type of therapy. The best he could tell me was to take some ibuprofen, which I now take daily and it does help. I haven't tried knitting since then, but now that fall is here I have the itch to knit.

Janice H.