Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Yarn Along


I am joining in with Yarn Along today, so here is my current knitting,  the hexagon blanket.  I didn't get very far last night, still getting confused with the 4 needles, it is not coming naturally yet, but I will persevere and hopefully I will get in a rhythm.  

I am reading The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe which is an interesting book about food gardening for times of uncertainty.  Lots about seed saving and how to produce staples and get the most from your garden.  Carol is a very knowledgeable gardener and a scientist,  and her opinions make a really good read.  It is American based, but I think there is a lot  can take from her experiences and adapt to my gardening.  Yes, lots to mull over with this book.

What are you making and reading?

22 comments:

  1. I haven't seen the Hexagon Blanket pattern before, but just from your photo I have a feeling I need to knit one too.
    Just keep at it with the dpn's, before long the stitches will just fly off the needles.

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  2. You can do it! It's got to be hardest in the middle of the hexagon and get easier as you move outwards? Right? I sure hope so! It'll be lovely once finished I'm sure :)

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  3. wow! 4 needles! that looks so confusing to me! looks great though

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  4. I am making little advent bags on my sewing machine, a lovely crochet scarf as a gift for my sister and tomorrow getting a starts on some felty christmas decorations.

    As for reading it is Perfume - the story of a murder. It is such a brilliant read full of smells and descriptions that you couldn't imagine were possible to think up!

    Kate x

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  5. I love the hexagon blanket! I'd never seen it before but it's now going in my queue! The socks I'm knitting now use all the needles. I don't mind knitting with 3 dpns but the 4 threw me for a loop too! It gets easier as you go along though.

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  6. Oooo four needles looks confusing, I can't even knit with two!! Love the hexagon blanket though.

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  7. It looks beautiful and complicated. I like to see more in nearby future because the picture makes me curious:)

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  8. the more you use the dpns the easier it gets....your blanket is going to be lovely!!

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  9. Reading Jackie French's "Chook Book," and crocheting a Japanese flower blanket in lovely 4ply wool, 12 bright colour!

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  10. That is going to be a lovely blanket! Have fun knitting it :)

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  11. getting use to dpn may take a bit, BUT they are so fun to use. i can't wait to see your blanket all finished. :)
    i also enjoy a good gardening book.

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  12. I was thinking maybe it would be easier to use 6 knitting needles, one for each section of the hexagon?
    I like your new project!
    KATRIN W.

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  13. Don't give up! Before you know it, it will be odd to only knit with two again, lol.

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  14. So pretty! You'll get the hang of it as you keep going. I may have to look into that book, looks like a good read.

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  15. Oh, how lovely! I think using 6 dpns might make sense, too. I may have to try this... xo

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  16. This is my absolute favorite gardening book! Carol's Sweet Meat variety seeds are defi Italy worth ordering, too. Much better than the sweet meat seeds at the. Users - a totally different squash. Her duck keeping advice is spot-on. Love her.

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  18. Well done for staying with it, I have tried and tried and tried to us 4 pins but just can't do it and for some strange reason the air starts to turn blue! ;) x

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  19. Good for you... love your knitting. Don't worry about the 4 needles, just focus on the two you are using at the time, then the next two and so on. It's easier that way. Katrin has a great idea to use 6 needles - one for each edge of the hexie - no marking or counting that way. Great idea.
    Good luck with your project. I'm still struggling with your crochet stripey blanket. Sounds like a good book you are reading. I'm going to go check it out. Thank you.

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  20. Even at the start, it's a beautiful star! Would love to see where this is going.
    I'm ripping away with the most beautiful Rowan cotton en cotton/tweed mixes :-) and started to read The Poisonwood Bible. Very interesting. I worked in rural Limpopo (RSA) for 5 yrs and had a friend who fled from the Congo/Zaire, so it makes for interesting and relevant reading.

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  21. Cute hexies - love the colours you are putting together there.
    Enjoy those needles.

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  22. What a wonderful idea, this hexy blanket! Your stars looks really great, good luck! You'll see, it will get easier and easier :-)

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