Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WIP Wednesday / Yarn Along

I am finally managing with my shawl which I started last week and had to pull out. I am close to the end and will definitely have it ready for Friday! Whew, was a lot of stitches.
As soon as the shawl is done I will be focusing my attention on finally finishing off hubbys' pullover....shame, it has been in the corner for so long I am getting a real bad conscience about it.

On the Ereader: Mockingjay - Eventually Book 3. As good as the books were, I am going to be glad to do some other reading after this one, did any of you out there feel like this? 
I have enjoyed the story, it has been really captivating and interesting, but I need to read something that doesn't have Katniss in it.....know what I mean?

Onto a different WIP - the work on the hanging bridge continues. I managed to make a photo this morning of them working on the other side of the valley. I will take a walk down to the place where it is all taking place this weekend and will update you with some new pics.


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26 comments:

  1. looking forward to seeing the finished product on friday!

    i just started HG... I have low expectations because I tend not to agree with hyped up books. I reseve my judgment :D

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    1. Hi omlair,

      I am also like that with hypey things, but I loved book 1. So much so I went to our local library to see if they had a book option for hubby to read. I brought it home and he devoured it within a couple of days, and he really takes his time reading and enjoys the whole experience so that is saying something!

      Thanks for your visit

      x

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  2. I look forward to seeing Fridays Finished project it looks so pretty and a lovely colour too.

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    1. Hi All4MeggyMoo,

      Thank you, it is since finished and I can't wait to share :-D

      Thanks for popping around.

      x

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  3. The shawl is a lovely colour. What make of Ereader is that? I've been wondering about getting an ereader but I want one that can be used with libraries (i.e. not a kindle) I love the look of yours.

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    1. Hi there,

      Thank you :-D.
      My Ereader is an iRiver, suits my needs perfectly. Takes mosts formats and is so reliable - I can't really imagine my life without it anymore!

      x

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  4. I really liked the first Hunger Games book, kind of liked the second, liked the last book, but felt the ending was really rushed, and not at all what I was expecting. I don't know what I was expecting, but whatever it was didn't come to fruition :-) The shawl looks lovely! Everyone seems to be making shawls these days, I have never made one, but might need to try.

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    1. Hi Heather,

      I am glad others feel the same about the books. I have just started book 3 so I can't really say much about it yet, but I am hoping it is good.

      This is my second shawl, I must admit I love the patterns, strange but it is just such a nice knit, really enjoyable....when it works first time of course!

      Thanks for your visit.

      x

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  5. I love thr colour of your shawl, I am just in the process of my first crocheted shawl at the moment. I read all 3 HG books in 4 days and really enjoyed them but it was good to read something else as well and the book I read this week, mudbound, was completely different and the perfect antidote to katniss!

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    1. Hi there,

      "Mudbound" looks like quite an interesting read, would love to hear what you think of it, I am always on the lookout for probable next-reads! :-D

      I have "Game of Thrones" on my list of books-to-read next as I have heard good things about this series also, but I am thinking I should maybe read something non-fictional to clear the system so-to-speak....you know like coffee beans after a spree of perfume smelling! :-D

      Thanks for your visit.

      x

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  6. Your shawl is looking good! It's a very pretty color you chose. Personally I enjoyed the books very much, but I have felt that way reading other books.

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    1. Hi Anke,

      Thank you very much, I have just finished blocking it and I really like the finished project. Hope my neighbour will too.

      Thanks for coming past.

      x

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  7. I totally agree with being sick of Katniss. By the end, I wanted her to just figure herself out already.

    I love the look of your shawl- can't wait to see a FO :)

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    1. Hi Mwitch,

      I had to laugh about the comment, yes that is exactly how I am feeling about her right now :-D I guess the book must be well written if it can evoke these kind of feelings from its' readers....and irritation is definitely one of the feelings I am getting!

      Thanks for popping around.

      x

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  8. Hi Nat,
    Your shawl is looking so lovely, the colour is amazing! Can't wait to see it finished.
    xo xo

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks so much. I really have enjoyed this project even if I first had my problems with it.

      Thanks for your visit.

      xoxo

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  9. I enjoyed the Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I thought Mockingjay was ok, but not as good as the first two. I tore through the first two, but was much slower reading Mockingjay. I don't know if you've finished it yet or not so I won't tell you my feelings on it just yet.

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    1. Hi flyingjen,

      I have just started Mockingjay, think I am on page 50 or so, would love to hear your thoughts when I am done :-D

      Thanks for dropping by

      x

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  10. Your nearly finished shawl is beautiful! Hopefully you will feel inspired to finish your husband's pullover after taking a break from it. I know that sometimes helps give me the boost I need to get a daunting project completed!

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    1. Hi mkonieczki,

      Thank you kindly. Yes, I have managed to pull it out and have started it again this afternoon. After knitting so many projects with fingering (sock wool) , it is taking some getting used to knitting with DK I can tell you, feels like extra, extra chunky LOL!

      Thanks for your visit

      x

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  11. Just saw the movie this weekend and enjoyed it but probably won't read the books unless they film a sequel. Glad your shawl is progressing....mine in the same color lingers.

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    1. Hi Rebecca,

      I have heard only wonderful things about the movie, and am definitely contemplating going to see it myself. Will look forward to seeing the progression on your shawl in the future....

      Thanks for coming past.

      x

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  12. looking forward to seeing what it looks like finished. Love the picture of the valley (even with the digger). We've had grey clouds and hail most of the day.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Yes, April does what it wants..on Easter Sunday we had snow!

      Thanks for dropping by.
      x

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  13. lovely blue, it looks like it's still shawl weather there!

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    1. Hi Lori Ann,

      You are so right about that! Really cold and drizzly today, need to go shopping but don't want to go out!

      Have a great day.

      x

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