Yarn Along Wednesday 11/2
Joining Ginny at Small Things for yet another yarn along update this week. I took some time off after I finished the last two shawls two weeks ago. I wasn’t ready to jump into the waters of yet another shawl just yet, but time is of the essence and Christmas is fast approaching. I am knitting one more shawl for my niece, a nice shade of purple.
I finished Left Neglected, to be honest I really didn’t like it that much. It was a nice reprieve from the mostly non-fiction I read I suppose, but it left a lot to be desired. The characters seemed massively underdeveloped or just missing any true emotional depth. Way too much brand name dropping for me, and way too much focus on material wealth and striving for success. Even when the main character decides not to pursue life the same way, it is lacking believability.
I am still working on the parenting book with the long name, and started this essay book written by women about things men have said to them. Some of them are incredibly poignant, I resonate especially with the ones that deal with the treatment of women on an international stage, but many are interesting to read, just to see how other women really do think outside my circle as a stay at home, homeschooling Mom. I am not sure I would recommend it yet. It would really depend on your personal tastes, there is a fair amount of cussing along the way in many stories.
Some have asked where I got the shawl pattern, why You Tube of course! Here it is:
If you are new to knitting like myself, this shawl turns out great and really gives you ample opportunity to perfect your stitches! I will be ready to move on after this, except my son wants a blanket for Christmas, and not sure what to do about that just yet…I haven’t even picked out the yarn!
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