Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yarn Along: Lace and Harry Potter

Today I'm joining  Ginny's Yarn Along, sharing what I'm knitting and reading.



I've started working on a lace-pattern triangular shawl: "Midsummer Night". I found the pattern on Ravelry, and the author stated that it was a great choice for beginners. A few days ago, I got completely stuck on one of the rows. The pattern just wasn't making sense compared to what I had on the needles. After many attempts at unknitting and reknitting the row, I finally realized that there was an error in the pattern. I added in two knit stitches before the final yarn-over, and everything worked out beautifully. It was such a great feeling when I finally figured it out! Other than that little bump in the road, I'm really enjoying knitting lace. The pattern requires just enough attention to keep it interesting...I definitely wouldn't work on this while watching a movie!

I've been making my way through the Harry Potter series. Can you believe I've never read it? I'm almost finished the 3rd book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It's an easy and very entertaining read. I'm going through the books quickly...that's one of my favourite things about winter. You don't have to make excuses to sit inside and read. 30 below and a foot of snow: need I say more?

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  1. that was my favorite HP book. although the chapters in book two about the weasley's house were some of my favorite in the whole series. :)

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    1. Yes, I enjoyed that too! I'm onto book 4 now, and I think it might be my favourite so far. It starts off with such mystery!

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  2. I need to read that series again! I made it up to book 5 about nine years ago, but that was it. Time to start over!

    While I am not knitting, I am making fur keychains and leather and fur baby booties today. And I am reading "The Passage". A rather creepy book about vampires! A change from my usual favorite of zombies.

    Happy reading and crafting!

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    1. There are 7 altogether, right? It's a long series! I think I might take a break after this book, I'm on the 4th one now.

      You must be getting ready for the 12 Days of Christmas bazaar in Whitehorse, right? Wish I could come down for that!

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  3. my daughter begged me to read this series, so i really need to! your lace shawl looks so delicate, well done on finding the errata, that is a good feeling!

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    1. Hi Lori Ann! It's really well written and entertaining, you should give it a try!

      Thanks, it was a really good feeling!

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  4. The shawl looks lovely and I LOVE the Harry Potter books. :)

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  5. Love Harry Potter. Each book gets better than the previous...

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  6. Oh. It cut off the end of my comment - best wishes on your shawl!

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    1. Thanks, Angela! It's coming along nicely.

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  7. Hello Tara...In the last nearly three years of blogging, I come across a kindred soul that makes me pause upon reading their posts. And I am so happy you left a comment with me today, because I feel that way with you!!! As you may or may not know, my sweet Sunshine battles the same condition your sweet Aedan does. And you are Canadian!!! I am fairly leaping out of my chair writing this as I have so many questions for you...we were dx'd nearly two years ago when Sunshine was just 2 but you have been dealing with this at a far earlier age. I'd love to email you...could you let me know your address...I'm at alittlecraftynest@gmail.com Your boy is beautiful...and the Yukon is where we wish to travel soon as my husband was born near Dawson City in a tiny log cabin. I'm soooo grateful to "meet" you, Tara!
    xo Jules

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