Yarnalong: Smooth Operators and No Idle Hands

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Well, there’s not much new to see here this week, but I do like having a moment to check in with you all mid-week, so progress or no, here I am!

Knitting: Mr. N’s Smooth Operators continue to grow, if slowly!  Thanks for those of you who chimed in with your kind words on the pooling last week!  I’ve put in the afterthought heel, and knit just a bit past it, as you can see.  Fingers crossed I can get these done before I go to California a week (!) from today!

Reading: My evening reading remains moribund — the solution, of course, is to add another book to the pile on the nightstand.  I’ve made it through the introduction of No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting, by Anne L. Macdonald.  I’ve been wanting to learn more about the history of knitting in the US, and Macdonald seems to have a chapter on just about everything, from colonial knitting to the present! So I’m excited to (hopefully) make some progress on this tome soon.

Head over to the original Yarnalong post to see what others are knitting and reading this week.  How’s your week going?

Updated to add: I was a bad blogger and didn’t think about the fact that the first Thursday of the month is Once Upon a Sock day!   Since I just talked about my socks, I didn’t do a full Thursday post, but I wanted to give a quick shout out to my fellow first Thursday sock knitters: our newest member, Stefanie, from Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons,  Paula at Spin a Yarn, and Maggie at Project(s) in Progess.   Check out their sock posts this month, and if you’d like to join us, we write about sock knitting the first Thursday of the month! 

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17 thoughts on “Yarnalong: Smooth Operators and No Idle Hands

  1. Oh, that’s a wonderful book. It’s one of the few I’ve been able to make it through via audiobook. (I’m not an auditory learner so “reading” audiobooks doesn’t usually work out for me.) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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