Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yarnalong - the one where I am still sick

Welcome to this week's yarnalong, with Ginny from Small things. Don't forget to pop over to her blog to see what she, and the other yarnalong peeps, are up to this week.

I'm still reading The Passage. It's still super creepy, but now it had knitting! This isn't a spoiler - one of the characters gets pregnant, and she's not too happy about it. She then decides to learn to knit, and sits around struggling with baby booties. It's stereotypical "expectant mothers knit" rubbish, and it doesn't sit well with the rest of the book - in a post apocalyptic world, with a flock of sheep, I'm guessing there would be a lot of knitting and spinning going on. Other than that though, it's a good, if sometimes challenging, read.

I've pretty much finished Ursula, I just need to wait for it to dry and put the snaps and buttons on. I've been told not to go to work tomorrow, because of the coughing, so I guess I'll get back to the socks I put down to knit the cardigan. 

And I'm listening to Bill Bryson read At Home, and enjoying it. It's popularist history, and it's gentle and interesting. I actually hadn't read any Bill Byron before this, for some reason, but this might not be my last listen to one of his books.

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  1. That pattern is so pretty! I am scared of colorwork, but I love to see what everyone else does!

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    1. Colourworkis so much fun. Start with something small, like a hat, and you'll get the hang of it in no time.

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  2. The cardigan looks awesome! I couldn't get through the Passage. But, now that I know there's knitting in it, perhaps I'll try again. Or maybe not.

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    1. Don;t do it. there is only a tiny bit of knitting, and if you weren't enjoying the book, you won't enjoy it more later.

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  3. Great work! I hope you feel better soon.

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  4. Beautiful sweater, I love the colourwork.

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  5. beautiful sweater, the colourwork goes so lovely together! hope you feel better soon!

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