Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Knitting and Reading :: all over the place

I'm all over the place, but there's not much progress. Oh well, sometimes it's like that.
Working on:
- a topdown sweater/tunic, depending on how much yarn I need. I'm knitting it topdown, to make sure I end up with something usable (I'm pretty sure I have enough to knit a sleeveless sweater)
- a scarf
- potholders (still the same pair I was working on last week)

Hmn, all over the place too.
I finished the novel about the girl from CuraƧao. I loved reading it, got me thinking about a lot of things. It's set in the late sixties, early seventies, which was quite a turbulent period here.
Then I found a few simple novels 'for older girls' in the free library and brought a few of them home. I'm actually sad that I didn't bring the other ones too, because I really loved reading them. It was just what I needed. Simple, mindless reading about simpler times and simpler problems. One of them is a keeper though, it's an autobiographic story about a couple moving back from Indonesia to Holland in the fifties. Loved that one! The others will probably go back to the free library. I'm not sure yet.
This morning I started the Sue Grafton novel. I'm not sure if I read this one before, but I reread the older ones often anyway. I love her books! It is the first time I'm reading one in English though, so I'm curious to see if that makes a different experience.
After that, I have two classics lined up. The Hobbit, well, no explanation needed, and De Aanslag, a novel set in WWII. I can't remember if I read it for literature in school, but I do know most of my classmates did. We'll see if I can work up the mood to start reading these. I'm tempted to dig through my boxes and find more simple novels...

Linking up with Kat's Unraveled Wednesday


  1. I am excited to see your sleeveless top-down sweater! And, The Hobbit! I should also pull that book out and read it again! :)

    1. Ha! It will be a really basic sweater, just gray wool, no fancy stitches. I'm trying to figure out how these things come together (I'm not much of a pattern knitter)and when I do I plan to make some more interesting cotton tops I can actually wear here (the sweater will be great for when we visit the Netherlands though). I've never read The Hobbit. I started Lord of the Rings a few times, but I couldn't get into it. I heard reading The Hobbit first might help. We'll see...

  2. I need to get back to reading more. I just can't seem to find my niche.

    1. Maybe you don't need a niche. I read everything from (almost) every genre, depending on my mood (and availability). The only thing I really don't like is extremely explicit violence.

  3. I am down to one project on the needles again and really need to start something new...I'm still waffling on my decision.

    1. Deciding what to knit next can be hard. I love allowing myself a bit of startitis, but then I get overwhelmed by all the possibilities. First world problems...