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Knitting, Reading and Skiing

Knitting, reading and skiing, those three words sum up the recreating that I have been able to enjoy over my winter break from school.    

Knitting:

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10755312736_IMG_6684I am working on a Brae Cove Tunic.   I like having a large mind-less project that I can just pick up and put down.   Knitting is a perfect accompaniment to long car rides, time spent in waiting rooms, watching movies and listening to audio books.    I am all geared up with my new Grey Duck Bag Comarket tote and collector bag which hold my gear and project perfectly.   

 

Reading:

I have been enjoying some books both audio books and in print.   Here's what I have been reading:

audiobooks:

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Resilient by Rick Hanson

books in print:

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Making Winter: A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Months by Emma Mitchell

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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton

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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

(my current read-a-loud with the boys)

Skiing 

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Both nordic and alpine skiing have been extra special with all of the new fallen snow.  I have been having a lot of fun on my telemark skis, learning as I am going.   I have enjoyed several outings on my nordic skis as well.   

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It has been a good winter break.   I would love it if you would drop me a note and share what you have been keeping busy with too!

Cheers to you and yours as we venture into 2019!


Off the needles - Easy Folded Poncho



Easy Folded Poncho - Megan Devine - 2

Easy Folded Poncho - Megan Devine - 2
Easy Folded Poncho - Megan Devine - 2I recently took my first big knitting project off the needes.   I have been dabbling fiber art over the years, but knitting has been an area where I have had marginal success and has seemed more frustrating than fun.

I found out, through some exploration, that my frustrations were related to my technique.  I actually was not knitting correctly!  I had picked up some bad habits right from the start.

Knitting has been something I wanted to relearn, the correct way.  So, upon recommendation from a friend, I started and recently completed, this Easy Folded Poncho.

Working on the project, I found that I like large, repetitive knits that do not require a lot of thinking.  I am very pleased with how this project turned out and I think I am hooked on knitting!