Yarnalong: Lotta + Behind the Scenes at the Museum

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Hi there! Just a quick post today as I’m still traveling, but I’m so excited about the book I’m reading that I didn’t want to miss this month’s Yarnalong!

Knitting: My Lotta Dress from the most recent issue of Laine is coming along … I’ve been working on it as and when while I’ve been traveling, and have just divided for the sleeves.  As soon as I finish this clever horizontal detailing on the body, it’s just miles of stockinette …. perfect for working on while catching up with friends the rest of this week and for my flight back to the UK next Monday!  I’m loving knitting with the toothy and tactile Tukuwool sock — I see more projects with it in my future. But I’m missing knitting along on it with my lovely mom since I left last Friday.

Reading: Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson.  I’ve been in such a reading funk lately … I have had such a hard time picking up a book and staying with it.  I started BTSATM on my trip, though, as I’m reading it for a book club, and I adore it.   The first person narrative grabbed me right away, it’s chronology jumps around in a way that’s fun and not gimmick-y or confusing, and I love the richly textured picture it paints of a family’s life in post WW2 Yorkshire.  I’m not all that far in, but so far, so good!

Head on over to the original Yarnalong post to see what knitters and readers all around the world are up to! What are you reading and knitting this week?

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3 thoughts on “Yarnalong: Lotta + Behind the Scenes at the Museum

  1. If you haven’t read Kate Atkinson’s ‘Jackson Brodie’ detective trilogy – Case Histories, One Good Turn, and When Will There Be Good News? – I thoroughly recommend them. They were adapted for a TV series called Case Histories, but as is often the case (pardon the pun), the books are so much better imho.

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  2. I second the recommendation for Life After Life, though I think I slightly preferred A God in Ruins. Anyway, Atkinson is a wonderful author all around. 🙂

    Unfortunately I am still not knitting anything, but I’m reading the second of the Neapolitan Quartet at the moment & enjoying it very much.

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