Yarn Along


I finished The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street.

A quick, sweet read.

Next up, Today Will be Different by Maria Semple.

I picked this up at the library yesterday and I hope I like it.

I was a fan of her previous novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

I continue to make hats for the homeless to send to Hooking For the Homeless (in New Hampshire).

I have figured out my issue with knitting hats in the round.

I preface this with the statement, I never claimed to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

I thought the “16 inch” cable needles referred to the length of the cable, not the total length tip to tip.

I could never figure out how you didn’t need to add a lot of stitches to make it reach to join.

Then at Joann’s I saw  size 13 16″ circulars and it was a “light dawns on marblehead” moment.

So, I am currently knitting a hat on my 60% off 16 inch circulars.

Using up stash bulky yarn, Lion Brand Hometown USA in Spartans (found in the discount bin at Joann’s)

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along


6 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  1. Stefanie says:

    I do love using JoAnn and Michael’s coupons, especially those 20-25% off regular and sale priced goods. This green yarn is fun. That’s definitely going to be snatched up by someone.


  2. keepingupwithlaura says:

    I did the same thing the first hat I knit in the round, stretching those stitches all around the huge circular cable, haha.
    Do you like the bamboo circulars? I found them “sticky”, and had to switch to metal needles. You will be knitting up a storm of hats now that you have the right tools!


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      The bamboo is good for me right now, as I need a little “stickiness” to keep my stitches on the needles (still a newbie).
      I do have some nice wood interchangeable, that I packed away for future use as my skills increase!


  3. sprite says:

    I tend not to like short cables on my needles, so I work hats magic-loop on long ones.

    I love Helene Hanff’s work, although I didn’t like Duchess as much as Charing Cross. My fingers are crossed for Today Will Be Different, which I’m waiting to come into the library. I liked Bernadette, but only after hating it for the first two-thirds. I’d really like for this one to be a positive read from the start.


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I hope I like it too! I have been hit by a head cold so it may take me a while to get through it.
      I keep Helene’s work in my ‘to read’ pile for when I want quick and light!


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