Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Knitting and Reading


This weeks knitting is a vast improvement on last weeks penguin, which was thrown in the bin quite huffily about half way through when I got completely fed up with the awkward pattern.  I could have sat and fixed it myself but I didn't really want the end product that much...  My latest make is going much more smoothly though.  My friend A had requested a teapot cosy and asked 'can you put a mouse in the top, like Alice in Wonderland?  Although if you put a knitted mouse in a teapot it would get stained right?'  Ahem.  After we had a chuckle at her lack of crafty knowledge, I came across a pattern that kind of DID look like there was a mouse in the top - the Cornish Dormouse Tea Cozy pattern.  She went nuts for it and I've been given a teapot to fit it onto.  I've only done one half so far but it's looking promising!

Strangely enough, it was the same friend that loaned me this weeks read - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.  A used to be a librarian so she's got great taste in books, although we sometimes have slightly different opinions on what is considered 'great'.  I'm loving this so far though, I think partly because I only remember bits of the film, so I'm not constantly comparing them in my head.  She also gave me Persuasion by Jane Austen but I'm not feeling the urge to read that type of book right now...  I think Yes Please by Amy Poehler will have to be next!  (and yes, it totally took me three goes to spell her last name.)

Linking to Ginny's Yarn Along


:)

20 comments:

  1. This looks so cute! What a fun project and what gorgeous colours...although they make me a bit nostalgic for the British coastline!

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    1. I never even thought of that, it is quite seaside-y though! :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished teapot cosy, I hope you'll post it here!

    I absolutely loved Howl's Moving Castle when I read it years ago! :)

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    1. Of course! And I'm loving the book, can't wait to get through it! :)

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  3. Excited to see your finished project. The colors are fabulous! Adding that book to my long reading list.

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    1. Thanks, I'd just make everything blue if I could! :)

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  4. Can't wait to see the finished tea cozy, it looks adorable.

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    1. Yay I'm excited to see how it all goes together...

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  5. Those colours are lovely! (Just to echo what everybody else said!)

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  6. That teapot cosy is so cute, luckily you found the pattern with the mouse on top!

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    1. I have no idea how, Ravelry must have read my mind! :)

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  7. I LOVE that teapot cosy. Really spooky actually, as I was going to look for a teapot cosy pattern anyway, so I'll take a look at that one :)

    I loved Howls Moving Castle (the film) so I really should check out the book. Persuasion and Amy P are both on my to-read list aswell (too lazy to scroll back for the spelling of her surname, haha!)

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    1. I'll send you a copy if you like :) There's so many good ones on Ravelry though!

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  8. I don't know how I've managed to not read Howl's Moving Castle! For some reason, although I've seen the film and I've read other books by Diana Wynne Jones, for some reason these two things didn't click in my head! Now I need to get the book as I know my eldest daughter will also enjoy it :)

    I'm a big Austen fan and have read Persuasion many times - it's a good read.

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    1. I never made the connection either, it's odd having it in book form after seeing the movie ages ago! :)

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  9. Loving the stripes! Sad about the penguin though, have you considered crocheting one? Xx

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    1. I think I'll do that next time, I like crochet for the small things :)

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  10. You know, I was just eyeing up my coffee press and thinking... there's gotta be a cozy for that!! Cute, cute hat! and last but not least, you are now the 6th person I've read/talked to lately who's mentioned "Yes...Please". I'm gonna have to look into getting my hands on it, as well!

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    1. Oh yeah there has to be tons of patterns out there! :)

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