After finishing The Shaker’s hat, I wanted to make myself one too. I am making myself a “tam” from the book called The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd. I am using Morehouse Farm’s Merino two-ply (sport weight) wool in cornflower blue. I needed a project that I could just knit round and round.
Ok, so you know that I enjoy listening to Kelly Petkun’s podcast from KnitPicks. But another tip that I have learned from her is to read and knit at the same time. I know! It sounds crazy but it’s totally possible. It only takes a little practice; and, it has to be knitting or purling stitches only. Purling is a little tricky, but still possible. I have a Kindle from Amazon and I can the font size larger. I sit on the couch and place the Kindle next to me and just knit and read.
This month the book club that I am in, has suggested The Assault by Harry Mulisch. He’s a Dutch author that writes about the resistance during WWII. I am 24% into the story (according to the Kindle) and I am enjoying it. I have to be done reading in 2 weeks.
Now, you ask what is on my iPod? Remember, I am still working on that “never ending scarf” (I did almost 2 inches this week). I really enjoy reading/listening to Harlan Coben. I first found him through Amazon.com suggesting, “if you like this, you may like this…” I started with the Myron Bolitar series and have read many others by Mr. Coben. I listening Caught now and I am, literally, “caught” in the book!
The Martini Knitter