Wednesday, 2 September 2015

yarn along

I can't wait to get my new camera lens so I can stop using my phone!
Currently knitting I'm still working away on the draper cardigan - here you can see the two front panels are slowly growing, the waist shaping is done and soon the bust shaping will be started, then all that's left is the collar and the sleeves ... and the blocking and the sewing ... eesh getting there! I've made lots of progress on the birthday gift, but there can be no big reveal until after the 19th September which is of course the big day! And hopefully you will have seen by now that Deadpool is all finished! I'm waiting on a new camera lens so I can take a proper photo shoot of him and start to put the pattern together, but I couldn't wait to show you - he was looking particularly good on Instagram

Currently reading The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. I read this with my mum many years ago, and it was sitting on my bookshelf just asking to be read again. If you have an interest in (Eastern) philosophy, and like me you particularly enjoy when philosophical arguments can be applied to, and found in, well known stories, then this is the book for you. Hoff writes in the style of A.A.Milne and has conversations with Pooh and his friends, while applying Taoist principles to everyday life, using the well known Winnie The Pooh tales and traditional Taoist stories. It's absolutely brilliant and just what I needed recently, as I've been feeling a little down and out of sorts. It's quite uplifting and suggests a different way of seeing everyday life, without preaching or insisting that you adhere to it's suggestions. The copy I have also includes The Te of Piglet, again the same principles but exploring a slightly different philosophy. Two books in one - this will certainly help me with my reading challenge

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Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along.

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