yarn along

I'm joining Ginny's yarn along today.

Knitting: I'm at the last part of the yoke of my sweater. I've been trying it on and it's tight, but it does fit. Now I'm guestimating how to make a wide turtleneck (is that the right way to explain this? I want something that looks like a cowl on a sweater) with a little help from Elizabeth Zimmermann (Knitting without tears, I love that book).

Reading: Peter Tremayne, The Leper's bell. My father loves these historic mysteries and keeps recommending them to me. This is the second one I'm reading and I'm still not sure if I share his opinion. I like the historic information that is added throughout the book (it's set in Ireland in the Early Middle Ages), but sometimes it feels like it doesn't really add to the story, but instead holds it up. Also I miss a feeling of connection to the main character. She doesn't feel real to me. But then again, it's quite entertaining. I am curious who stole the baby and why, so I'm sure I will finish it.



So what are you knitting and reading?

9 comments:

  1. Elizabeth will guide you in the right direction :) So exciting that you are making progress on your pretty sweater.

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    1. Yes, it's going so fast. Gotta love chunky yarn ;-)

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  2. i love cowl necks! i have a few tops that have a loose, cowl-like neck - so cozy!

    no knitting for me - but i have been working on stitching some reinforcements on a quilt my mom made for me almost 20 years ago.

    and i am currently reading a memoir that ben's grandpa wrote about living and doing mission work in the Punjab (India) in the 50s and 60s. it is fascinating.

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    1. That memoir really sounds fascinating. How wonderful to have something like that from your grandpa!
      The cowl-neck decided to end up less loose then I wanted it, but I still like it ;-)

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  3. very pretty sweater :) you can't go wrong with Elizabeth's help, i heart her.

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    1. Oh yes, I turn to her book for help all the time...

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  4. Cowl neck. You can do it. I like the color variations in that yarn. It's neutral, but not boring.

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    1. So funny, I wanted to write that, but I thought I made it up myself and tried to find the real word for it.
      English is a fascinating language...

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    2. Oh, and yes, I love that yarn exactly because of that. I made a cowl of it last year and fell in love with the color.

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