Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Yarn Along (3)
Joining in with Ginny this week for another fun Yarn Along! This is my week of reading and knitting:
I have started knitting my first project for myself! It is going to be a simple hat, as this is only my second hat, and I don't need to be getting in over my head. Oh my, bad pun, I know. I started this project well over a week ago thinking it would be a quick job, finished in a few hours. Well, two things have hindered that. The first was a MAJOR yarn entanglement issue, that still is not fully resolved (oh no), and the second was the other half of this Yarn Along. The book. Oh the book. It has overtaken my life, and in a very good way, believe me. This is my third Ken Follett book, and a birthday gift from D. He is well aware of my love affair with Mr. Follett, and fully supports it, in a strictly literary sense. This is the first in the Century Trilogy, and at a whopping 1000 pages, is a feast of story, and it has fed me very well so far. I am about 700 pages in (and started reading only a week ago, I might add), and am taking every spare second to read. So hence the lack of knitting progress. Mr. Follett has an amazing talent at writing epic novels that have a ridiculous amount of characters, and making you love (or hate) every one of them. He is best known for his incredibly popular, The Pillars of the Earth (amazing!), and it's sequel, World Without End (even more amazing, if possible). Please, if you haven't read any of these, go to your local used book store or library, and find them. Apologize to your family in advance for neglecting them, and then sink into these gorgeous books. You will be satisfied, believe me. Happy reading (and knitting)!