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Yarn-along - The one where the epic cardigan is not

I was travelling a lot for work this week, so I wanted to have a good audio book. I tried The Gates of Rome and I hated it. It was boring, it was slow and full of pointless details that do not feel historically accurate and the narrator was awful. He said every sentence like it was portentous and the way he did the voices, especially the children's voices, made me wonder if he has ever heard a child speak. I gave up after an hour. Instead I listened to Robert Galbrieth (which is a pen same for JK Rowling) The Cuckoo's Calling.  I'm loving it. It's a detective story and it's fun and interesting and the narrator is amazing. He can even do women's voices in a way that doesn't annoy me. I've listening to a remarkable amount of audio in the last two days and I would happily keep listening. I came home today to see what else the narrator, Robert Glenister, has read on Audible, and it turns out he is the narrator for both books! Weird.

I'm reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. It was the oldest book on my kindle, so I decided to take it from the bottom of the pile. I'm loving it, but it is also super creepy and quite long, and I've been distracted by the knitting and audio books.

And that brings me to the knitting. I figured a colour work cardigan with a gauge of 28 stitches / 10 centimetres would take me a while, but this knit has just flown by. I've finished the body, now all I have to do is steek and do the sleeves, which are not colour work. the only problem is I orderered some needles to do the sleeves on, figuring they had plenty of time to get here, but they are not here yet. I hope they arrive before the weekend.


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  1. Gosh that sweater is gorgeous - well done!

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