Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Something New

For a very long time I have wanted to participate in Ginny's Wednesday Yarn Along where everyone shares what they are knitting and reading at the time.

For some reason I've been putting it off. My blog used to be about everything creative I was doing, which included knitting, sewing, crocheting, cooking or baking. Or travel. Or what I was reading. Or whatever else delighted me.

Lately it has become pretty much only about my art and while there is nothing wrong with that, I miss documenting all the other parts of my creative life. So, here's some knitting for you. I have had this beautiful sock yarn in my stash for a few years and it just begged to be turned into socks. The Pattern is the Misti Alpaca Sock Family, which is a basic sock and quite simple to follow.
The yarn is so soft and a joy to knit with. And those colors! They remind me of the colors I use in a lot of my paintings. This is going to be a pair for Daniel for when it finally cools down. Right now, it still feels like a hot and humid summer, but I have high hopes for some fall temperatures in October.
And what am I reading? I'm on the fifth of the Harry Hole series, an excellent Norwegian crime series. Because we first discovered them on a trip to Germany, we are reading the entire series in German. I find that during the long and hot southern summers, I read a lot of books that take place in Scandinavia, the British Isles or Iceland. It allows me to cool down ... at least in my mind.
Tomorrow, I'll be back with a recipe for pretzel buns (Laugenbrötchen) and on Friday I'll have some art to show you!

Have a beautiful Wednesday and I hope you'll enjoy whatever it is you have planned.


  1. I love all those Harry Hole mysteries!!! I finished the Devil's Star a couple weeks ago! Creepy good!!! Great colours on those socks!!! We must live close to each other...I'm so tired of 90 degree weather....even our little cool-down to the upper 70s has made me happy!

  2. Love the look of those socks, great colours. Hugs, Valerie

  3. My friend, you are a very talented knitter! And I have a gorgeous bright pink scarf made by you so I know what I am talking about! Can't wait for it to be cold so I can wear it again!

  4. You are so right, that yarn is absolutely beautiful. I have never heard of the Harry Hole mysteries. I will have to check them out.

  5. You make your own Laugenbrötchen? I love Brezeln and Laugenbrötchen but don't eat them all that often, and never have attempted to make them myself.
    I've not heard of the Harry Hole series, but you made me want to look for them.

  6. so glad you joined in!! lovely socks on the needles :)

  7. that yarn is gorgeous!!

  8. The sock yarn is stunning! I like a scandi nor too, enjoy!