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Yarn-along - the one where I keep on keeping on

Hello and welcome to my weekly Wednesday yarnalong post, where I tell you what I am knitting, reading and listening to, and then suggest you go check out Ginny's blog to see what she and the other yarnalongers are up to this week! 

This week in knitting I am about to cast on the second sock of my Pentre Ifran. I had a good old rant about the toe up first sock on the blog yesterday and I am very much looking forward to casting this one on from the cuff. I actually took a break in between socks to knit a little hat, which I will show you once it's finished blocking.

 I'm reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I bought it because everyone is talking about it, and am enjoying it a lot. I just want to sit and read, ignoring everything else. It's young adult and contrasts nicely with the epic war novel I am still listening to. The Winds of War is quite a saga. As well as following the lives of the five major characters, it gives swathes of fairly dry second world war history. Still, the story is ticking away nicely and is meaty enough to enjoy. I could do without the reading from history texts though. And that's me for this week, also ticking along nicely.


  1. What beautiful socks. I love young adult literature for quick enjoyable reading!

  2. I avoided Fault in Our Stars because I thought it would be too sad. I am wanting to go see the movie now so I probably should have read it! Good luck with your second sock!

    1. Thanks! So far it's not sad, although I suspect there might be tears before the end.

  3. I didn't want to read that book because of the subject matter. I am interested in your opinion. I saw the miniseries Winds of War and it was pretty good. I've never read the book. I really like your sock - the stitches and the yarn.

    1. It could be really sad, but isn't written that way, it's more about getting on with things in the face of such a challenge. Although I'm only half way through, so it might get very sad later.


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