Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Yarn Along

I recently came across this blog with its weekly 'Yarn Along' - knitting and reading - and thought I'd dive in. You see, I've only just rediscovered the joy/love/exhaustion of the unputdownable book, having received a little shipment from my favourite online book place a few weeks back. First there was 'Room' by Emma Donoghue, and now this - the best rollicking good read I've had in ages. The sort of book that I think about all day, look forward to all evening and then, when bedtime is nearing, pulls me in and holds my attention, even when sleep is wooing. I've had a few very late nights with this book in the past week. And it's a book about farming, of all things! It's so well-written and like a long pointy finger beckoning to the large part of me that wants to get out of this big city and do the country thing. 

And as for the knitting, well, there's always knitting. This one's a hat, but it's a bit of a secret, a surprise for someone who pops in here occasionally. So I won't give too much away. Suffice to say, I'm loving working with this beautiful yarn and that twisted rib is making me very happy.


  1. I dowloaded the sample of Room and I cannot decide if I want to read the rest. What do you think?

  2. it's so great to make something as a surprise for someone :D isn't it? - I've recently crocheted a little surprise myself - I'll pst pictures next week because I didn't want that someone to see on my blog :D

    I love the yarn - it looks so soft! good luck with your hat :)

  3. I've heard really good things about both of those books.

    Welcome to Yarn Along!

  4. I love a book that won't let you put it down. The dishes and washing may pile up, but sometimes a story cannot wait. I'll have to check this book out.

  5. Wow - great minds think alike. I just finished Room... it's the first book for my newly formed Book Club, and was my choice. Really enjoyed it, but was disappointed with ending. Very interesting read!

  6. I love the hat color and I am reading the same book right now. It's interesting!


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