Yarn Along | Head Start

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

It's been a little while since I joined in with Ginny's Yarn Along due to the fact that my knitting sticks have been bare. Wanting to keep up with some simple knitting projects I treated myself to a Sirdar Head Start bobble hat kit.

After a quick trip to my local craft shop to grab some 8mm needles I started today. It's knitting up really quickly and is super soft. If the weather continues as it has been then I'll be getting a lot of use out of it.

It comes with a fluffy lilac bobble but I'm tempted to find some wool in a similar colour and make myself a bigger, floppy bobble instead.

As for my reading I've just finished Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. It's an advanced reader copy sent to me by a client, so I feel quite lucky to have read it. It's YA title but I really enjoyed it, despite not being it's target audience. And the fact that it's set in the desert, and I'm just back from a trip to the Sahara, I could imagine the feel of the sand, the smell of the desert, and the dark of the night.

It's the first in a series of three and I have to say I'm looking forward to books 2 and 3. The first book is out in February.

What are you knitting and reading?


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6 comments

  1. what a fun hat! I cant wait to see it all knitted up! I'm working away on some holiday knits....socks and hats for all! Have a great week

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    1. I've finished it now but I think I'm going to have to frog it and start again. I found an error six rows in and it's going to annoy me!

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  2. My knitting has languished in it's bag for too long. Your lovely hat shouldn't take long and it will be useful if this dank dreary weather continues.

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    1. It took no time at all in the end, but I'm going to start again... at least I know it won't take long!

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  3. Oooh, that looks delightfully warm!x

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