Wednesday, 29 June 2016

yarn along


It's been a while (again) since I've joined in with Ginny's yarn along (incidentally, a huge congratulations Ginny on the birth of your daughter, Mabel :) your pictures are simply divine as ever, and she is a beauty), but if you've been keeping up with me on Instagram you can see why! I just had a fantastic trip to Sirdar last week, and most of my free time is fervently spent on working on Ben's costume for Star Wars Celebration. I've also decided my costume isn't good enough, so that needs tweaking, and I'm making a staff to go with it, and I need a bag, and I have comic con to finish up for at the end of July .... Ah, I complain, but I'm super into it all really :)

As much as I am into it though, I obviously need another project to work on. So, on Sunday night I said to Ben 'I'm going home, I'm watching a film, in bed, with a bag of chocolate, and I am KNITTING'. I cast on this jumper, but I'm going to modify it to include this Totoro chart along the bottom, and contrasting colours on the cuffs, collar and waistband - needless to say I am excited, as long as it all goes to plan! I do love knitting jumpers in the round, particularly after the success I enjoyed last year with my top down v-neck.

I'm finally finishing The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. The third book, Assassin's Quest, is pretty good so far; there is a lot of exploration of loneliness, motives, and what it means to be a part of something (whether it be family, community, humankind etc.) and I've been adequately pulled back into the fray. All this in only 200 pages so far - wow! I've come back to this after my run on free ebook downloads, which I am eager to do again once I've finished this - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is queued up on the Kindle!

Watch this space in the coming days for a run down on the exceptional day out I had at Sirdar, and also 2 pretty exciting bits of news about new writing adventures that I am embarking on. 

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