Hello Fall! While I honestly prefer the warmth of Summer, with its swimming and beach days, and street fairs, and block parties, etc, Fall is just as good when it comes to yarncraft. After all, it’s now #sweaterseason! And also, socks!!
The little balls of yarn you see above are waiting to be cast on for the Monster Sock KAL going on now til Halloween (10/31/18). Jesse of the Hungry Cat Podcast and Sue are hosting this and there will be prizes!
Along the way I’m still plugging along on Starting Point. It’s way too unwieldy to take anywhere so it has become house knitting. Plus I’m wanting to spend as much time out of doors as possible while it’s still warm enough. Which, with the way the weather is going these days could be well into November, but you never know. Starting Point has been a crazy knit but it’ll be well worth it once it’s done and I can wear it. The colors are perfect for fall!
Not to be outdone, I’ve picked up(again) another hobby: reading. My reading has taken a serious dive over the last decade or so, between all my crafts and enjoying the internet. Of course, the perfect middle ground is to rent books from my local library system. With free apps like Overdrive or Libby(I like this one better), you can download many books to read or listen to just like you would if you went in person, and the best part is returning checkouts without leaving the house! Right up my lazy alley!
This is my reading log book. It’s actually a mini Happy Planner I’ve had for a year. I gutted it and added blank pages to keep track of everything I read or listen to. So far, I’ve had a few good ones and a few not-so-good ones. Right now the hardest part is controlling the urge to borrow/place a hold on-all-the-books because hold times vary to the point where you could have a bunch of books waiting to be read before you finish your current one. Some of them are so popular you can’t just renew them, so you have to rush to read and that’s not as much fun. I don’t know who those people who can read a book in one sitting are, but my hat’s off to you!!
I find audio books are the best, because I can listen and craft/do chores at the same time. They got me through Tour de Fleece, that’s for sure!
So, what are you reading/listening to while crafting? What’s on your hooks/needles/loom/spindle/spinning wheel? Let me know!!