Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Yarnalong - the (first) one with the border

As mentioned last post I'm knitting the border of my Rams and Yowes Blanket. Since the border has more stitches than the body of the blanket, I imagine we will be here for a while!

I had a weird week in reading. I started House of Sleep, because Kate wanted to know if I agreed with her about the ended. Well, we will never know because I found the characters unbearable and gave up quite quickly. Then I read the next  Phryne Fisher novel  Murder at the Green Mill, because they are always reliable and enjoyable. Also rather brief. So after finishing that, I started None of the Above, which somebody recommended. It's young adult fiction and it's fine although it does read rather like a case study or a very earnest "how to manage a difficult situation" rather than a novel.

And I'm listening to The Witch in the Wood   the next book in the Once and Future King Series. I did take a break from the series to listen to Viktor Frankel's Man's Search for Meaning. I had a very different reaction from the rest of the reviewers, and mainly I found it interesting that he decides that suffering can ennoble us, and therefore does not express any anger at those that caused his suffering. 

So except for the knitting, that trundles on calmly through the pleasant but endless border, it's been a bit all over the place this week! Pop over to Ginny's blog to see what she, and the rest of the yarn-along, are up to this week.

6 comments:

  1. I have a blanket that has been in time out for the summer, but with cooler weather on the horizon I hope to finish it before NEXT summer, blankets do take awhile.

    I gave up reading The Vacationer's last week because the characters were unbearable! Here is to knitting and better books!

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  2. I have had a few weeks when I couldn't gel with the books I was reading, hope you have better luck this week. Good luck with the border.

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  3. Sheep? Are those sheep? I LOVE IT! I grew up on a sheep farm and thought nothing of it then but now wooly, sheep things make me so homesick. :D I've been meaning to learn color work, thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. That blanket is so great - I've never seen that pattern before, I'm off to find it!

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  5. Ooh good luck with the border - it looks like it's coming along nicely! :)

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