Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yarn-along the one with more trains

This week I travelled for work quite a bit, which means I'm more than caught up from my Rams and Yowes mishap. I've just got the final set of black sheep and the edge bit to go, on the colourwork, and I should get that section of the blanket finished on tomorrow's work related train trip.

While I've been cruising around the countryside knitting, I've been listening to The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White. I sort of felt like I should, after reading T.H. White's The Goshawk and Helen McDonald's H is for Hawk, which talks about this book a lot. It's an odd book, not unpleasant, but a series of loosely related parables.

I'm reading The Decendents, which is decent read. I don't really have a lot to say about it. I guess some books are for passing the time with. Pleasant and interesting enough, but not epic or super trashy or angry making or anything much. I'd sum this book up as: If you see a copy of this at the library or a friends house, by all means borrow it. I wouldn't bother to buy it though.

And so wraps up a rather pleasant week. Pop over to Ginny's blog to see what she, and the rest of the yarn-along, are up to this week.


  1. I love how you describe your knitting time, "cruising around the countryside knitting," sounds so, so nice. Happy knitting.

  2. I also smiled about your description "cruising around the countryside knitting" sounds so decadent.

  3. I miss traveling by train when we lived in NY. I can imagine all the knitting I would have gotten done had I been a knitter back then! Enjoy it!

  4. I really love what you are knitting. I feel the same way about some of the books I have been reading. Some are great and some are just so-so.