Finally jumping in to join Ginny in her Yarn Along again!
I have been working on a pair of Nemo/clownfish mittens for Ben. Almost done with the first mitten. Just working on the thumb. Each mitten also requires a fin and a face, but I think I will wait and finish the second mitten and then do both mittens at the same time. Whenever I take this out to work on Ben asks, "are you knitting just as fast as you can??" LOL....I tell him yes, but I am just a ridiculously slow knitter and me and dpns......well, let's just say, I am not all too fond of them! Notice I didn't take a close up LOL....I am a sloppy knitter when it comes to the dpns. And normally I would say practice makes perfect, but I would prefer no more dpns and to just leave it at that! LOL of course I have promised my husband a pair of fingerless mits and after searching high and low for a pattern that was not done on dpns I have resigned myself to one more project in the round.
The project with the blue yarn is just a very simple dishcloth. I have always wanted to do a dishcloth and just never did, but I am LOVING this pattern. It can truly be done without any thought and works up super quick and can be picked up and put down easily without losing your place. It is just an excellent sort of thing to have lying around to do while you are waiting for water to boil, or computer to boot up, or pictures to load up, or while you supervise kids in the bath etc..I am using this pattern.
As for what I am reading. I HAD been reading The Wilder Life about a woman's (the author) interest in and adventures in the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I was really enjoying it too. But I got my copy from the library and because it has been reserved it was only a two week loan. I read even slower than I knit and I read only before going to bed. So after two weeks I was only halfway through and had to return it. The reserve list is a mile long. So I will see if I can get back on it but it might be another 6 months before I can finish this book. So last night I picked up Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It has been on my shelf for decades but I have never read it. And it is just the sort of largeish print, easy reading I like before bed.