At about 9pm yesterday I finished knitting a pair of socks (Twist and Turn by Clare Devine from the 2018 The Knitting Goddess Sock Club), I’ll blog them soon. Shortly after midnight I finished reading my book. And so I find myself sitting here, on Yarn Along day, with empty needles and no book on the go!
The book choice is easy to make, I’m going to read The Other Americans by Laila Lalami because its top of my library pile. I can’t remember why I added it to my library reserve list anymore, I prefer to go into books entirely blind without knowing anything at all about them, but I suspect I saw that it was garnering positive press somewhere.
The knitting on the other hand is a whole different struggle! The sensible part of me feels that I should definitely cast on the final pair of socks from last year’s Sock Club and see if I can get them done before we are halfway through this year. I’ve even balled the yarn, it’s the lovely sea green on the far right of the photograph and is a blend of Blue Faced Leicester and Nylon. I’ve also printed the pattern, Short and Sweet by Clare Devine, but I’ve knit a lot of socks recently and quite fancy a change.
The balled blue at the bottom of the image has been in my stash since I first started knitting and visited Yarndale for my first time way back in 2015. I started something with it years ago but it was above my skill level and ended up unwound. I really should make something with this yarn but its not speaking to me.
The other yarn in the photo, the blue with rainbow flash dyed by Arwen Makes; the navy and pink toned variegated a souvenir from my trip to Cambridge in 2016 and dyed by Sparkleduck; and the purple and contrast which is from Malabrigo and I think is desperate to be a Toph hat by Woolly Wormhead; all these yarns jumped off the shelf and in to my arms when I asked myself what should I knit next.
The answer, I still don’t know! I also want to learn brioche but I suspect none of these yarns are what I’d use to try out a new skill. What a fabulous, first world problem to have, to be so spoiled for choice. Please wish me luck as I try to figure it out!
Linking up with Ginny and the other Yarn Alongers sharing what they are reading and working on.