I’m sat at my desk, with the sun streaming in (well it was this morning when I started this post), and all I want to do is … knit.
Hello hello! It’s that time of the month … the time when lots of knitters get together and talk about socks!
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?
Hi friends, and happy Friday!
Hi friends and happy … what day is it again today?
It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve been at my parents nearly a week! It’s been lovely to be able to hang out with my family, have a break from writing (I sent off a draft of my dissertation right before I flew!), and cast on a few new projects … I’ve been enjoying some quality time sitting out on my parents’ back porch, knitting and listening to the birds.
How was your weekend? Saturday was grey and rainy — good weather to sit at home working, which I certainly needed to be doing. But as the day drew to an end, the rain clouds cleared, the sun peeped out, I closed my laptop, and Mr. N and I took my newly finished Cartmel Carbeth for a walk.