3.27.2013

yarn along - the world according to garp

I'm regressing.

It's almost spring. Bulbs are budding. It's going to hit 50 this week. Easter is around the corner.

And I am making Christmas decorations.

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The problem is, I'm down to leftovers in my yarn basket, and I hate leaving them to sit there, not knowing when, if ever, they'll move over for newer, prettier varieties. There are a zillion new projects I want to start, but I'm reluctant to buy all that lovely new yarn with my basket full of scraps.

So I'm making Christmas decorations. With leftover green, white, and red, I'm crocheting up these quick and easy stars, with the hope of stringing them all together and then promptly putting them away until next year.

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And at the same time, I'm devouring The World According to Garp. I don't remember what inspired me to pick up a few of John Irving's novels (A Prayer for Owen Meany is sitting on my dresser too), but there is something really, really compelling about this book. It doesn't keep me on the edge of my seat, or up reading until 2 a.m. It's got a different appeal. It's just...like nothing else I've ever read before, I guess.

Really wonderful, so far.

And P.S. I finished The Book Thief and can only recommend it.

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Linking up with Ginny. Happy Wednesday, friends.

19 comments:

  1. Some people do Christmas in July...nothing wrong with Christmas in March. :) Enjoy!

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  2. i started the book thief but it was on my ipod. i think it's one i'll have to read in physical form!
    also, i told myself i'm going to buy all my christmas presents EARLY this year because it's just so stressful!

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  3. Great project! Those pesky little odds and ends will now be so cheerful in Decemeber. I'm sitll finishing up Christmas gifts from last year, I might need to start in on this coming Christmas now! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  4. I've never learned to knit...is it hard to pick up?

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    1. My sister claims knitting isn't hard, but I've just always been a little intimidated. I crochet, which is SO easy and worth picking up!

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  5. Say what! Christmas you said!? ;)
    They are beautiful and I do admire your organizational style - I wish I could do this myself and get things out of the way.
    I Love them ;)
    xo

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  6. Lovely decorations and good for you for using up your scraps. Now when you go buy yourself beautiful new yarn, you won't be plagued with, "I know I shouldn't have, but..." You can enjoy your purchase.

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  7. I do Christmas in March - my Christmas Tree is still up LOL

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  8. Hey,my friend!Long time no see and how are you doing?

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    1. Wonderful! I was thinking of you the other day. =) Will have to catch up with your blog soon.

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  9. You're much more disciplined than I am!

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    1. Ha! Just how it worked out. No thanks to discipline. =)

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  10. These are fabulous! They will make adorable and cozy christmas decorations.

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  11. that is a smart way of using up yarn scraps. i sometimes let me kitties at mine. thinking it will detour them from the real thing...it doesn't.

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  12. You could do coasters, too! Love the little decorations. Still pondering the knitting, but realistically won't pick it up till next fall when I'm stuck in my apartment 24/7 again :)

    www.leanerbythelake.com

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    1. So true!!! Hope to see posts about your knitting this fall.

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  13. I just made a wish on the first star I saw on your blog : )

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  14. yes! this is my yarn collection, too. when i get to just the "giblets" i usually make quirky little scarves out of all the random bits. they usually always end up being my favorites :)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)