I'm beginning to realize that I spend far more time looking at yarn and reading about knitting on the interwebs than I spend actually knitting. Hence, I have nothing new to show you. Another problem of mine is that I have no fewer than five unfinished objects in the immediate vicinity of my knitting spot (the left side of the couch) so I never finish anything. I'm closing in on a couple different single socks, but my main motivation for finishing them is to free up the needles for more single socks knit with with newer, more exciting yarn from my ever increasing sock yarn stash.
I recently purchased a couple of new knitting books. Last week, the postman brought me the Yarn Harlot's new book and Knitalong. So far, I've managed to read 11 pages of the Harlot's book. I'm at the beginning of the first chapter entitled "Beginning is easy, continuing is hard." Isn't that the truth? The Harlot may have this problem with her knitting, but she clearly does not have this problem when it comes to writing books. To my count, she's published five books in less than three years. If nothing else, this proves that there is a lot to be said and read about knitting so I shouldn't feel bad for doing more reading and browsing than actual knitting.
For the moment, I'm keeping Knitalong on my coffee table, so I've flipped through it several times. If you're looking for a book of patterns with instructions on how to knit , this isn't your book. There are 20 patterns in this book and they are all quite nice, but Knitalong is really more of a book about the actual and virtual knitting community and it's meant to be read . There are many pretty photographs in Knitalong which makes it hard to put down even if you're not really reading it (I'm not). It's Monday night which means that there are fresh episodes of three of my favorite "reality" programs waiting for me on the DVR. Said programs include Little People, Big World, and Jon and Kate Plus 8 on TLC, and sadly but truly, The Hills on MTV. None of these shows require or demand my full attention, so it is likely that I will get a few rows closer to finishing something. Let's hope so.