Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Casting on...

always follows a finish or two.
Not much to see yet.
There is a new sock on the needles, my (very late)  hooky contribution to the Hottie Challenge and yarn for another project awaiting the pattern.
Back to working my way through my Knitting Socks from Around the World, I'm doing Poppy Socks this time designed by Anna Zilboorg.
furry?
There has been some reading this week - cool wet weather is perfect for curling up with a book, (not in the picture) but I've almost finished 'Remarkable Creatures' a novel by Tracy Chevalier. The two main characters are young women - one from an affluent family and one from a poor family - who share a fascination with collecting fossils. One for pleasure and one to help sustain her family. Set in a period when women were not taken seriously as individuals it highlights the injustices faced by women in that era. Interesting reading.
Joining the yarn along again this week.

14 comments:

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

There's plenty to keep you busy there! I keep lusting after that sock pattern book.

elizabeth said...

Very nice! Thanks for the sock knitting book title... I hope to learn to knit socks in time! Love the red!

Charlie and Wendy said...

It's always lovely seeing what you have on your needles, the lacy knit looks nice.

Melody said...

It is certainly warm sock weather here in Melbourne

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Cannot wait to see those socks finished...furry indeed!

Shay said...

Im really liking that furry detail ...hurry up and finish please so we can see the whole sock !

Fiona said...

a fun bit of furry... I am also (trying) to read a book about injustice to women - the Floating Brothel... very factual which is interesting but hardgoing for me...
Hugz

shez said...

sounds like a very interesting book Tracey.xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

I may have to look into that book, it sounds like an interesting read. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Liz Hockamier said...

:) I haven't cast on yet... but I did just bind off. :) FUNNY!

~Liz

Cheryll said...

You ARE definitely the queen of socks...
I'm just starting a new knitting project too! Wish me luck! :)

Debbie said...

Socks are on my list of to dos - too nervous yet awhile! That fur is intriguing!

Debbie said...

Socks are on my list of to dos - too nervous yet awhile! That fur is intriguing!

karen said...

lovely projects! That book sounds interesting, so now I must flip through it when I see it in person!