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Yarnalong - the Christmas Eve Edition

I'm not quite sure what Ginny is doing for this weeks Yarnalong, I think she might be having a "show your Christmas Gift Knits" instead, but pop over to her blog to see what she and the other Yarnalong peeps are up to this week.

As Christmas is not a thing for me, I don't have any Christmas knitting to show, but here's what I have been knitting, reading and listening to this week:


There are not one but two projects on the needles. The green froth is Summer Blooms, which I wrote about yesterday. The blue stripes is a Little Coffee Bean baby jumper in cotton. One of my friends is having twins, so I'm busy knit, knit, knitting for them.

I'm reading To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Jonathan Ferris. I'm on a mini-mission to read all the Man Booker Shortlisted novels for 2014. I'm not loving it, the protagonist is a tedious fool, but I'm not hating it either. The comments here  agree with me. I will persevere, because I'm no quitter, even if sometimes it might be better to walk away.

And finally I'm listening to Perfect on Paper. It's a light chick lit listen and I'm enjoying it for what it is. 

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