Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Yarn-along, the one with some sheep

This week I have been travelling a bit for work, by train as usual. Out the window of the train I have seen sheep, alpaca and goats. It's really hard to get a photo from the window of a moving train, you'll have to trust me when I say that this is a field full of sheep:

I have also been knitting sheep, most specifically Kate Davies Rams and Yowes blanket. I am loving this so far. While the pattern looks complicated it is fairly intuitive, and you know how I love Kate Davies, colourwork and Shetland wool. Throw in the fact that it is natural sheep coloured, and I'm happy as can be.

I'm listening to Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott. (and I can't link to it on 
Audible, because of stupid digital rights management) I am loving it. I tried to read it when I was too young, in a copy that had very small print. I found it difficult and I didn't get through it. Now I realise it is a rollicking tale, and the long descriptive passages make it ideal for audio.

I'm reading Zoe's Tale, the next in John Scalzi's Old Man's War series. It's the same story as the previous book in the series, but told from a different point of view. It's well written, but feels like i's the same story as the previous book. Because it is. I'm nearly finished, and that's really all I have to say about that.

What are you reading and knitting this week? Pop over the Ginny's blog to see what she and the rest of the yarnalong are up to.


  1. Looks like it will be a beautiful blanket. I love natural wool.

  2. Those sheep are too cute! I will look forward to seeing your completed blanket!

  3. That blanket looks awesome! I love Kate Davies designs. Looks like a fun knit.

  4. That blanket is going to be so awesome! I love KD's designs, but haven't knit one. I have a kit for one of her hats somewhere!