Wednesday, September 17, 2014

tending my yarn garden...




No, I don't knit while I'm driving. I'm not crazy, you know. :)  Sometimes, though, when a red light is particularly long, or if I'm waiting in the car while someone runs inside the bank or the store, it's rather convenient to pass the time with a little knitting. Do any of you knit in the car? 

I'm on the second skein of my Silverstar Wrap. KPs Hawthorne is delightful to work with; the colorway I'm using is called "the Pearl" -- named after the Pearl District of Portland, OR (that big city an hour away from here).

Reading is mainly dedicated to school books. Our theology book this year is Back to Basics, a book I read years ago shortly after Dan and I started attending a Reformed church. The kids and I are reading a chapter each week and discussing the end-of-chapter questions on Mondays. It amazes me that we're at this level. All my little kid curriculum has been sold other than those gems that I just couldn't part with. Sigh. I'll share other books we're reading this year in future yarn along posts...what books are you using for school this year?

What's on your needles? What have you been reading?
Joining Ginny  :)

~Lisa

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15 comments:

  1. Loving the look of the Silverstar Wrap! I am reading lots of school books too! Story of the World, Introductory Logic, and we are starting Where the Red Fern Grows today. Happy Knitting & Reading!

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  2. Is that Koigu yarn? I do knit in the car....long drive thru waits or as a passenger. I don't mind if my husband needs to stop at a store or even pick up a few things on my grocery list while I sit with the kids in the car!! I can get a lot done :)

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  3. I love the yarn you are using in your wrap. Knitting in the car? Not here on Long Island, NY. You can't take your hands off the wheel even at a red light. Much too much traffic at all times.

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  4. beautiful shawl.....!!! (doesn't everyone knit in the car??!!??....confession time: once I actually did try to knit and drive. I had a meeting quite a distance from home----had to leave early----and was on a highway that doesn't get much traffic even in the middle of the day. Plain old stockinette stitch in the round....didn't have to look. It really didn't work too well. sigh. Never realized how much I wiggle both hands while I knit!!!!!)

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  5. I always knit in the car, there is a project bag that lives in my purse for just such a time.
    I must check out your book for Alex, it sounds great. Right now we are reading Same Kind of Different as Me, a book I love. There is a lot of computer programming going on here, thank goodness for on line classes since I am lost, along with Advanced Biology [Apologia] and Shakespeare.

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  6. good to know you are not knitting and driving at the same time! I knit when my husband drives but not non stop, I take breaks or daydream. love your current knit-lovely!

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  7. I just took up knitting as a passenger (was a little afraid of motion sickness) and I love it but now that I've seen this post, I'm definitely thinking I'll bring my knitting for some VERY long lights on my morning commute - great idea!

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  8. Love that yarn, just beautiful! the Reformed faith is very cerebral, as one man put it and I agree, having grown up CRC :) Of course for me the journey led me to a church nearer to what you would call the churches' beginning; but I totally understand the impact of what it means to have children old enough to be able to discuss the book you are reading; it's heady stuff as they say, with lots of ideas and praise of God's sovereignty. So glad for you!

    Do show us the finished knit! It looks so beautiful! I knit all the time in the car as Mr. Husband drives :) I have my second refresher driving lesson on Friday; no knitting for me then! :)

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  9. I knit in the car too - usually while waiting for my niece to get out of school. If they ever come out with one of those cars that can drive itself I'm totally knitting in the car all the time! What pretty yarn you are working with Lisa. That is going to be beautiful!

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  10. I knit in the car when my husband is driving. :)

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  11. I love to knit in the car when my husband is driving. I was eyeing those KP yarns in their catalog with some longing the other day! Yours is beautiful!

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  12. I knit in the car when I am the passenger, never the driver - I am always late for nursery runs to even think about it! cannot wait to see your Shawl!

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  13. Your shawl is gorgeous! I need to revisit that book. :-)

    I do knit in the car. :-) I always have a project in my purse. Right now it is a hitchhiker in an autumn color. :-)

    We are reading many different things in school, but the they all revolve around the American Revolution. :-)

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  14. Nothing on the needles this year for me, I may get to one or two things before the holidays, but not sure. As to what I'm reading: "Why the Crowd Killed Jesus; Crucify" by Timothy J. Stoner. So far I find it very interesting. Good luck with the school year. Always wishing you the best and sending prayers!

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  15. Beautiful color, Lisa. With the fall chill in the air, I have been wanting to get back to crocheting. But first, I must go shopping and splurge on some new yarn. :)
    I am reading the story of Darlene Deibler Rose. I read it many years ago, but needed a "refresher". This woman's faith was unshakable.
    Have a fabulous Friday!

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