Yarn Along | CactusWednesday, September 09, 2015
I'm currently knitting a cactus (as you do) for a friend incapable of keeping anything alive. It's super quick to knit up, and now I just need to figure out how I'm going to fix it in to it's pot. And then I want to knit a few more.
I found the pattern via Pinterest and Ravelry and picked up the wool in a charity shop - three balls for £1.00 - and I've had the little pots for ages so it'll make a super thrifty gift.
I actually prefer this cactus pattern but it's knitted in the round and I find it so fiddly to knit that way, being a bit cack-handed when it comes to knitting I always get in such a muddle.
That said I think this pattern looks more interesting and offers more variety, so maybe I'll give it a go. And the upside of knitting in the round is that there are no seams, and my seams can be a little untidy...
As for my current read, I've moved onto another Victoria Hislop book. Last time I was reading The Sunrise, which I really enjoyed, so I treated myself to another of her books, The Return.
I'm really enjoying this too. I'm 147 pages in and although I don't think the story has really taken off yet, the scene has been set and I'm intrigued to find out where it's going. I like that her writing style is descriptive without losing the story to it.
I can tell that Yarn Along will be bad for my ever increasing to-read pile. I've already added two books to my Amazon wishlist, both from Elise, Stargazing by Peter Hill, and The New Moon with the Old by Dodie Smith. I've banned myself from adding anymore!
And not even going to mention the patterns I've added to my Ravelry library.
Joining in with Ginny over at Small Things.
(Day 11 of blogging everyday for 40 days)