Skip to main content

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.

Comments

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

      Delete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The yarn along is back!

Ginny is now doing yarnalong monthly, and I am so excited! Pop over there to see what everyone is up to this month:

 It's actually good, because my reading has been all over the place. After finishing Royal Assassin I read a trilogy of  Christmas stories set in Rachael Herron's Darling Bay. these were, of course, delightful. Then I started a review copy for a book called 

Eventually I settled down into The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson. I'm enjoying it - set in Morocco, so far it seems like a sort of romance between a eunuch and  a captured English woman.



The knitting is going well. After finishing Stasis jumper, I decided to make a pair of socks using the same yarn and motif: pretty, straightforward and simple. Loving it so far.

In the absence of the Yarnalong, I've taken to linking up with "It's Monday, what are you reading" over at The Book Date. There is a marked absence of knitting, but it's a good place to see what other people are reading.

Yarnalong - the one where it's May

I know I shouldn't be surprised at the normal passing of time, but I am! Especially since I missed April's yarnalong because I was on holidays in Scotland

Now, as if to continue that holiday for as long as possible, I am knitting Kate Davies' Highland Rogue scarf for Leon, in Scottish yarn that I bought at Edinburgh Yarn Fest. It's nearly done - currently about a metre seventy, I think I'll knit until that ball of yarn is finished.


Off the Scottish theme, I'm reading, or rather re-reading, Robin Hobb's Fool's Errand, the first book of the second Fitz trilogy.I'm just loving it. I don't remember anything from last time - about 15 years ago - but Fitz is no longer a whiny teenager, but an approaching middle aged man. I'm glad I'm enjoying it, it took me a while to find a good book this time. i actually DNFd a novel by my favourite romance author - I found I just didn't care about romance, and I struggled through an urban fantasy set in…

Yarnalong - the one where Scotland begins

As I may have mentioned once or twice, I'm going to Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and the walking the West Highland Way. As I like to theme everything, I have a Scottish reading list (which can be found here.)  I just started reading A Big Boy Did it and Ran Awayby Christopher Brookmyre. Leon read it first, and did warn me that it contains aeroplane terrorism, which is helping with my generally relaxed attitude about flying... It's a good rollicking read though. 


I'm knitting a blanket square from Kate Davies' latest club, which is walking us down the West Highland Way - a serendipitous coincidence. I probably won't knit the blanket, I'm doing this as a swatch, and as a way to test her new yarn Millorachy Tweed. The pattern is based on the markers on the West Highland Way, so I'm feeling very themed and in the mindset for this holiday. 

I'm linking up with Ginny's monthly Yarnalong, which can be found here