Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Yarn along - knitty things

Me: Oh, knitty things! Where have you been?! 
Yarn: In the bottom of the basket in which you shoved all manner of quilty things on top of me. 
Me: I know. I'm so sorry. Forgive me?
Yarn: I'll think about it.
Me: {shame}

So here's to finishing up my honey hat. Once again, I have acquired a whole new ball of yarn when all I need is about 30 yards. Ugh. The irony. 

I'm doing a bit of traveling this weekend and between some time in the car and my sister-in-law's stash of needles (#3 double points) I hope to have this puppy all done by the time we are back in WV. 

As far as reading is concerned... books and I aren't getting along well these past few weeks. Since the last time I posted for Yarn Along, I have been ticking off some classics that went unread in my {apparently mis-spent} youth. I've read Little Women, My Journey to the New World and Like the Willow Tree (both Dear America books), and The Great Gatsby.  I started to read both Walden and Middlemarch, without making it far in either. In Middlemarch, I made it to the end of chapter nine, at which point it was already evidence that there would be no happily ever after, and if there was, I'd have to wait about 71 more chapters for it to be revealed. I enjoyed Walden in theory, but Thoreau wouldn't stop bad-mouthing farmers and country-folk, so I didn't make it very far in that one either. I may, however, try again in another season of life. 

On my to-read list are the following: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Love in a Time of Cholera, and something by Willa Cather. I'm taking recommendations...

Joining Ginny @ Simple Things


  1. I enjoyed Mill On The Floss more than Middlemarch. Love the sunshiny yellow.

  2. I loved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Good read!

  3. I enjoyed the hotel book very much, I think you will as well. I've been trying to read more in the new year. Good luck on finding a new book! Oh and I love your knitting :)