Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: Paris in Love, by Eloisa James. This is a memoir written by a lady who took a sabbatical from her work and moved with her husband and two kids to Paris for a year. I'm really liking it so far. I wasn't sure about the style at first: the book is made up of very brief anecdotes that are only about a paragraph long each (they're adapted from her Facebook and/or Twitter posts at the time, apparently?), and every once in a while there might be one that has been expanded into a page or two. Sometimes it feels choppy, but overall it makes for very quick reading. And some of the stories are quite funny. :)

Knitting: More socks this week, of course! I finished the first of this pair at the beginning of the month, but I didn't cast on the second one until after I finished my handspun socks. Now I'm nearly at the end of this second sock...I'm hoping I'll finish it tonight. {Edit: I already finished them!} When I first started these socks, the yarn started pooling (ugly pooling) in plain stockinette. So I decided to use Hermione's Everyday Socks pattern to at least make the pooling more subtle, and thankfully it worked! They're still a bit unusual looking, though...

{Yarn Along is a weekly link up hosted by Ginny where you can share what you've been knitting and reading.}

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE the color combo on those socks! It immediately made me think of Harry Potter - the blue spine of The Order of the Phoenix next to purple and green Half-Blood Prince. Then I read the title of the pattern you're using and thought it was immensely appropriate. :)

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    1. Ha, I didn't see the HP book cover connection at all, but now I definitely do! No wonder I love the colors of these socks. :)

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  2. I think your socks are fabulous, very pretty.

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  3. Your socks are gorgeous! Says someone who really loves all sorts of pooling and flashing... And Hermione's Everyday Socks are always a good idea.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I love that sock pattern.

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