15 November 2017

Cuffed!

Look - it's a cuff!  

So far, that is what I have done on the pair of fingerless mitts for The Tim that started out possibly being for his birthday (which is this Saturday), but are now going to be a Christmas gift.  Paired with my bag from Evertotes that celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary, it actually looks quite festive!


I have no doubts that I will have the project completed for a Christmas gift, it's just that I haven't spent time working on it over the last week, since I was determined to finish the socks in the previous post.  The biggest problem is that I would prefer not to work on them when he is around, but that might not work out.  I'll just tell him they are a gift, he doesn't need to know they are for him!

Today is Unraveled Wednesday, so in addition to my knitting, I should tell you what I'm reading.  On my way to work this morning, I returned the copy of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby that I had borrowed to the library.  It's a no-finish for me, as I just couldn't get into it and didn't care about Joan Ashby enough to make myself continue.  It was a bit disappointing, because I had read reviews that made it sound really interesting.  Oh well.

I'm also reading Buried, about a series of murders of librarians (!) that a true-crime author decides to investigate.  So far, I'm finding it interesting because, come on, WHO WOULD MURDER A LIBRARIAN???  ;-)  Having said that, even if I decide I don't like it as it goes on, I'm not out anything, since it was an e-book freebie for my Nook.

What are you up to reading and knitting wise?  Inquiring minds want to know!

16 comments:

Bonny said...

People in my family are usually fairly oblivious to my knitting and rarely ask about it so I can knit almost anything in front of them and they don't even suspect it might be for them. I bet The Tim is a little more cognizant of what you're working on! :-)

Vera said...

Love that Canada bag - what fun! And the mitts will be great - wonderful color. I haven't heard of either of those books, so of course, now I have to go look them up.

sprite said...

I flew through Jason Reynolds' taut new YA verse novel, most of which takes place in less than two minutes on an elevator ride and which leaves lots of room for conversation at the end. And I'm loving Exit West, which several people gushed to the top of TBR mountain on my blog last week.

Tired Teacher said...

I use the "they're a gift" ploy too. It always works.

Araignee said...

That tote is just too much fun!!!

Kym said...

Like Bonny, no one in my family would notice what I was knitting either . . . ;-)

Judy S. said...

Love your Canada bag! I can so relate to your recent book; our next book club book is affecting me the same way. Sigh. Good luck with your secret project; that gift ploy should work.

Kwizgiver said...

I picked up the murdered librarians book for free--thanks for the tip!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great knitting bag!

My Dad just gave me two books to read... both by Bernard Cornwell. The Gallows Thief, and the newest Uhtred book (can't remember the name off hand)

Anonymous said...

Knitting --- my coziest memory blanket tonight --- and I worked on the big pink sock a bit.

Reading: A Knitter's Home Companion

Good luck on finishing Tim's mitts! You've made a good start.

handmade by amalia said...

Now that it gets dark so early and the evenings are longer I seem to have more time for crafting and reading. I'm reading a historical mystery - The Anatomy of Death - and so far liking it very well indeed.
Amalia
xo

Nance said...

Not doing either as of now. Taking a break.

Robson65 said...

As a librarian I suspect I may be reading Buried very soon !

AsKatKnits said...

I am finishing up a sweater! And, wondering with you - who would murder a librarian???? Ha! I just finished A Gentleman in Moscow and I have the book blues, I want to stay with Rostov!

Marjorie Barks said...

I have just frogged back the second sleeve of a cardigan for my son because I made the EXACT SAME MISTAKE on it as I made on the first sleeve because reading patterns is SO difficult.

The first book I remember walking away from was by Harold Robbins because it was not worth finishing. Up until then, I guess I thought if someone had taken the time to write it and it had gotten published, I was obligated to finish it. Not that book! Nor others since!

I am a retired high school librarian. I read a lovely piece of fluff called "Ghostly Paws" in which the town librarian was murdered! Shocking, I tell you! Right now I am reading "Hygge" (about the Danish concept of getting cozy).

karen said...

love your cuff and the holiday knitting that is going on. I'm working on hats to give as gifts and I need a total of two done by Thanksgiving. Let's hope I get them done.