Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Knitting and Reading

A few days ago I pulled out the book Sequence Knitting on a whim. The next thing you know, I'm stash shopping, and I came up with this beautiful skein of Kindred Threads, which  is dyed right here in Wisconsin. This skein is so old that this particular yarn isn't listed in the Ravelry database
It is well on its way to becoming a Derain scarf.

I finished The Signature of All Things, and I have to admit that it gets really slow after page 300, and I skimmed the rest of the book. Where have all the editors gone? And I've just started This Close to Happy, writer Daphne Merkin's account of her struggles with depression. It got very good reviews, so I'm hopeful that it will be interesting.

I'm joining with Unraveled today -- and you might want to, too!

16 comments:

  1. That yarn looks very close to happy! Where have all the editors gone?! I've asked that question many times after reading a 400 pg. book that could have and should have been half that length. Quantity does not equal quality!

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  2. Editors? That's what I thought when reading Hidden Figures - great story but lost in the excessive verbiage.

    Your scarf is going to be fabulous in that yarn.

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  3. Pretty colors! I am looking for a happy listen for the summer. The Handmaid's Tale is doing me in. I need a laugh and a little heart warming.

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  4. Derain reminds me a little bit of the linen stitch scarf I started last year. Your yarn color is beautiful ...I think it will look very nice when finished.

    Good luck with your book. I've started and quit quite a few lately. Little Free Library benefitted from that clean out of the shelves.

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  5. You wool choice is so pretty, I keep seeing all these beautiful yarns, can feel a yarn shopping trip happening soon.

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  6. Love the yarn you've chosen. It's so pretty. I hope you have a better reading experience with the new book.

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  7. Love the colours in your yarn, a sort of peacock look. Cx

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  8. Your yarn choice is so happy! And cheerful! And beautiful! That will be a gorgeous scarf. I'm curious about sequence knitting...will need to read up on that. I've also been wondering where all the editors have gone. Their presence has been missing from my recent reads.

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  9. I just finished The Midwife of Hope River and a scarf which I haven't yet posted. Now I need to check out that scarf pattern!

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  10. Love the scarf! Thanks for the book recommendations and warnings! I keep a running list on GoodReads now, which is way more helpful than all the notebooks I used to use!

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  11. I did not like signature (call me a big prude) I thought the writing was good but the story was all over the place and she just threw too much crap into it for me to like the book enough.

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  12. Ooo! I love that scarf! Beautiful yarn!

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  13. Your yarn is beautiful and is going to be a fabulous scarf.

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  14. Very nice scarf start. Blues and purples are glorious together

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  15. The colorway of the yarn is so pretty...the scarf will be, too! It is always interesting to see what you are reading. Yesterday I was especially thinking of you and Kathy b as I read the adventures of an environmental activist born in Wisconsin. He rode on a bamboo bike from San Francisco to NY City to encourage folks to conserve water, energy, and food in particular and the earth in general.

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  16. beautiful colours in that yarn!!!! what a great stash discovery.....!!

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