It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in yarn along, but knitting is playing a larger role in my days this year, so I plan to be joining in weekly whenever I can throughout 2017. 🙂
And so my first project is a year-long one, as I’ve decided to create a temperature blanket. For those not in the know, a temperature blanket is created by knitting a row every day in a color corresponding to the temperature outside. Because the high and low temperatures can vary widely where we live, however, I decided to knit two rows daily — one in the color corresponding to the high and another in the color of the low temperature. I also am using colors I already had in my stash, so they don’t all match up exactly with the traditional ones in pattern guides. I know it’s still early days, but I’m loving how it’s looking so far! 🙂 I’ll post an update each month so you can see how the blanket is shaping up.
After regrettably getting away from book reading, in 2016 I made a conscience effort to get back into one of my first loves. And I managed to finish 17 books, which was quite the achievement because I also had to get through several textbooks for my university studies. I’m continuing this trend in 2017, and one of the books currently on my reading pile is the novel “On Beauty” by Zadie Smith. I confess the first 60-70 pages were slow going, but now I’m loving the characters and thoroughly involved in the intertwined storylines — wonderful!