Daily Archives: October 12, 2011

On My Needles and Between My Pages October 12th

This little WIP will be my second Stone the Gargoyle.  I realize that currently  he doesn`t  look much like a Gargoyle, but I assure you he will.  It’s a very fast knit and a lot of fun.  This little Gargoyle is not staying with me for very long as he’s a Christmas present for my friend Sean.  I really was at a loss for what to knit for him this year and then he saw my Gargoyle and loudly exclaimed   “That.  I want that.  I don’t care if you have to make it in lime green and hot pink.  I want one of those.”  That pretty much settled it.  He’s getting one.  And you will note it is neither lime green or hot pink.  (Though I have to admit the thought is tempting.  I would have to knit a mohawk and give it a nose ring just to complete the effect.)

I actually love it when my friends tell me what they want knitted for them.  It makes my life so much easier and I am usually happy to oblige.  (I am very fortunate that most people in my life have a fairly good understanding of the time a  knitted object takes to create and therefore ask for reasonable things from me.)  And when Stone the Second is complete it will be another Christmas gift off the list and that’s always a reason to celebrate.

When I can pull myself away from my knitting and blogging long enough to read, I am making my way through Lev Grossman’s The Magicians.  Think Harry Potter meets Narnia but for adults.  It’s full of 20-something angst and sarcastic wit.  And somehow Grossman makes a fantastical situation seem completely plausible in a modern society.  It’s a great adult fairytale and I am looking forward to reading the next book.

To see what else people are knitting and reading check out Tami’s WIP Wednesday post and Small Things Yarn Along.