yarn along: oranges and blues


hello and happy yarn along day! in case you missed it, i posted about the finished milo vest for my junebug here. and this is how far i got with the plain vest... when i went on my trip to berlin i took along neither my knitting nor a book. i know if i had travelled alone i would have finished both. i'm just trying to embrace that in this season of my life i have to adjust my expectations. it's a happy, simple knitting project that i love to work on row for row. as for reading, i have finished the first part of the Hunger Games trilogy and am now starting with part two. i liked reading the first and will finish all 3 books for sure, it's just that for some reason i have not felt in a hurry to start the second book. of course, i knew before i started the trilogy that it would be quite gruesome. you read certain passages and some kid dies and you feel relieved that it's not the hero. i found that disturbing. probably i just needed to catch my breath in between the parts.

how do you like my color arrangement, by the way? ;-)

joining ginny again this week. what are you knitting and reading?

7 comments:

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Love the colours!!!

Love this..."i'm just trying to embrace that in this season of my life i have to adjust my expectations."

I get that :)

karen said...

I love that bright orange! So cheerful and welcome back, you were missed :)

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

ditto Kim's comment -- love that line. :) The orange is indeed bright and cheerful; enjoy!

Lori ann said...

what bright happy color here!

simona said...

The colors are gorgeous, as everybody else already commented on.

I agree with you on what you found disturbing about the book. P&I watched the movie in the plane last year and both made that very same remark about it.

Next week I'll join you for the yarn along again!

Sarah said...

I just finished a Milo for my baby girl too - I am loving how it turned out, but she won't wear it for a few more months, as I made it to fit in the fall! I haven't tried the "plain vest" but have it favorited on ravelry so I will have to watch how yours unfolds! I also love your comment about being in a stage of life where you have to adjust expectations - I think I have to do that every single day lately!

I really enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy for it's grabbing story and great character development but the gruesome aspects were also very hard for me to deal with! They were worth the read but whew - anxiety producing!

Meryl said...

I've had to do so much of that in terms of what I knit. Intricate lace patterns don't lend themselves to distractions, practical garter stitch projects are a win!

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