Yarn Along:: At Home & Around Town, a Tale of Two Socks

From  Small Things: ” Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well.  So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us!”

That’s a mega title, but it perfectly describes these two socks in progress.  You may recognize the At Home socks from last week, the cabled ones on the right.  For the most part I have knit these at home, with the chart on my lap.  They are still cruising right along, and I think I’m on track for finishing the first sock tonight at knitting.  That bright, striped sock is the second in a pair that has been all over the place with me since February.  I cast them on as my Around Town, knit anywhere simple socks, and they have been just that.  I usually impose some sort of deadline or rule on my knitting (not sure why, as it sometimes creates unnecessary pressure), but these socks have been rule-free.  They’ve seen some action at playgroups, in a bar, in the car, and more recently, in my backyard.  The slow pace has been a comfort as I always know I have something simple on hand to grab when I need it. Things are going quickly now that I’m on the foot, and I’ve started thinking about my next auto-pilot Around Town project.  What’s your go-to project for easy knitting?

This week I’m reading Ape House, the most recent novel by Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen.  I loved that book, heartbreaking animal sagas and all, so I knew I’d enjoy this one to.  I’ve had it just a few days and am almost halfway through!  In it Gruen challenges us to think about the differences and similarities between humans and great apes, and how we treat and interact with both.  At times it makes me sad and uncomfortable, at others I feel great emotion and hope.  I love that in a book, so I’d say it’s well worth checking out.

What’s in your project bag and on your nightstand this week?

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6 thoughts on “Yarn Along:: At Home & Around Town, a Tale of Two Socks

  1. I love your socks and I really think your project bags are cute! It makes knitting “funner” than ever. I will have to look up the book you are reading, thanks for the recommendation.

  2. I read Ape House, liked it in the beginning, but then I thought it got weird. I did like Water for Elephants, but thought it was pretty depressing.

  3. Love the stripey yarn! I LOVED Ape House and read it in like 2 days flat on holiday. I also enjoyed WFE but have yet to see the movie though I would like to.

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