Knitting: Nut Hap, by Jen Arnall-Culliford, from the brand new Book of Haps. Despite the 679-stitch rows of 1×1 rib, I’m still really enjoying this project. In fact, I’ve been knitting on it pretty constantly. The Tekapo 8-ply is surprisingly and wonderfully sheepy! It’s been especially fun since I’ve been knitting along with my lovely friend Kate (check out her hap over here!) and a fun group of fellow happers over in the AC Knitwear Rav group.
Reading: I’m between books at the moment (and, er, copy-editing all of Mr. N’s soon-to-be-handed-in dissertation, which, while interesting, doesn’t make for a great photograph!), so I’m cheating a bit and sharing my thoughts on Eligible, which I recently finished. It’s Curtis Sittenfeld’s reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice. I usually have strong feelings, of the hostile variety, to Jane Austen adaptations. Why fix what isn’t broken? But I enjoyed Sittenfled’s American Wife and read several positive reviews of the book, so I gave it a shot. While there were a few silly moments, on the whole, I found it a very quick and enjoyable light read — perfect for sitting on the beach, etc.
See what other Yarnalong-ers are reading and knitting over at the original Yarnalong post!