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Yarn along - the "I love everything" edition

This week, I'm:

Knitting: Java socks for Leon. It's knitty pattern that promises to be interesting enough to keep you awake, but not enough to make you jittery, and that's exactly what they do. It's an easy to memorise 4 round repeat, and these socks are addictive. I'm using a yarn called Tough Stocking by Dyed By Hand Yarns. I bought a couple of skeins at last years Bendigo Wool show and I am loved how it knits up, as well as the manly colour.

Listening to: The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins. I'm was reminded of this book when Ginny (who hosts this yarnalong, don't forget to pop over to her blog and see what she's doing this week) read it. I'm not sure if I've actually read it, although I know it was prescribed for one of my courses at uni. And I recall seeing a stage play of it. I'm loving this version, they have two readers, one who reads when the narrator is female and one when a male is narrating and they are both very good, appropriate but not intrusive, the story is just humming along for me.

Reading: Big Brother, by Lionel Shriver. As with her other books, this is engrossing and interesting, but also quite full on. Lionel Shriver generally tackles the big issues, and throws in complicated family relationships as well. I'm loving this one, and it's a nice change to be reading something with substance.


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