Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Yarn Along: New Projects
Hello Knitters! It's Wednesday so I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along.
I've started a couple new projects. The first is called the Whisper Cardigan. It's the first pattern I've paid for on Ravelry. Normally I can find plenty of free patterns, but this one was so perfect and light and cute, I had to try it. What I didn't really pay attention to was the fact that I'd be using lace weight yarn. Holy moly - is it thin! (I'm using Tosh Lace in color: Nebula. That's the blue/green stuff above.) I think I'll be working on this for at least two months, so I thought I'd give myself another project so I could feel like I was accomplishing something during that time. My son is 9 and not really into stuffed animals, but I thought he'd get a kick out of the killer bunny from Monty Python. Check it out here. I'm just using a basic Alpaca yarn I picked up from Michael's. Nothing fancy.
I finished my vest! Yay!
I made this with a cotton/linen yarn and it's not as soft to knit with, but it really softens up after blocking. I think it will be a nice addition to the spring/summer wardrobe.
I finished Where Things Come Back yesterday. I gotta give it a solid Eh. This book has won awards and received a ton of literary praise, but I didn't love it. It all comes together at the end, but it's a slooooooow beginning and it has a lot to do with theories of living life rather than someone actually living it. Of course that's kinda the book's point: go out and live your life and stop being such an analytical ass-hat. But in order to get there we have to deal with some analytical ass-hats.
I don't want to suggest that this book is bad by any stretch of the imagination or give it any kind of bad review. It's really just not me. I loved The Hunger Games, The Lock Artist, The Scorpio Races. I love Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice. I love anything David Sedaris writes.
If you like a good, solid literary novel that's not necessarily action packed and more about how its characters examine the lives they are living, then you'll probably love Where Things Come Back.