Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Yarn along

On Monday I finished the sleeves of the cardigan I started at the Ashes. The instructions say to block it before picking up the stitches for the collar and, on this project at least, I've pretty much managed to follow directions. So, it's had it's bath and is now dry and waiting for me to pick up the stitches for the front band and collar.
Listening: I've almost finished Terry Pratchett's The Light Fantastic, the second book in his Discworld Series.  Loving Nigel Planter's narration. There are 37 books in this series, and I don't intend to listen to them all in a row though, I think that would get to be a bit much. I've just this week switched from listening on an iPod, to using the Audible app on my phone and I'm loving it. It means I only need one device, and is especially convenient when I'm using an electronic row counter. I also usually listen to audiobooks when I stretch, and I use the phone's timer as well, so it's all very convenient.

Reading: Canal Dreams by Ian Banks I loved his early books, but this book is just hard going. The plot is thin and slow and kind of boring. I'm a quarter way through and am seriously considering abandoning it. I'm not sure I care enough about the characters to bother finishing. I might struggle through, some of the online reviews - which I didn't check before I started reading it - suggest the second half is stronger than the first. 

As usual, I'm playing along with Ginny over at Small Things. Pop over to her blog to see what she, and the other yarn-alongers are up to.

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