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November 17, 2016

three seasons and threats of fines
posted by soe 2:20 am

Christmas Mitts

I have been working on these fingerless mitts for three years nearly to the day. (Please note, of the three projects shown, only one is done.) I refuse to think another Christmas season will come without my getting to wear them, so I’m saying here that they will be done and on my hands by next Friday.

I bound off the first one (on the right) last Christmas using a sewn picot bind-off that I wasn’t happy with. It felt bunchy and rolled outward, and I may have misjudged the evenness of the rows, because the picots didn’t really pop or look pretty, which would seem to thwart the point of having them in the first place. So a couple weeks ago, when looking for a project to take Coffeeneuring, I pulled these out and decided to see what other options I had for creating a pretty top edging. While this still rolls outward (anyone have a solution for that?), it solves the other problems, so I can probably live with it.

Books of the Week

Thanks to knitting (and washing dishes), I’m into the final chapters of the audiobook of The Heist, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. The book I want to be reading is in the center of the photo, Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon, which I’m enjoying quite a bit. The books I should be reading, Matthew Desmond’s Evicted and Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies, both need to be back in the library by Sunday to avoid fines. Nonfiction is just slower. And requires thinking. And just feel exhausting this month. But the hold list for both is months long (even when someone doesn’t keep them out late). We’ll see…

Yarning along with Ginny at Small Things.

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