Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: Summer and Bird, by Katherine Catmull. This was a book that I wanted to read solely because of the cover. :) I don't even like birds (except owls...they're beautiful), but this cover was so pretty that I was drawn to it, and the story sounded interesting, too. It's a middle grade fantasy about two young sisters who are searching for their parents, and end up falling into this magical bird kingdom along the way (that there parents are entwined in, too). So far it's good: the writing is beautiful and the story feels a bit eerie and atmospheric, so it feels nice for fall.

Knitting: A shawl from my most recent handspun. I'm using the Boneyard Shawl pattern, except mine will be quite small and I'm not counting rows in between garter ridges...I'm just adding them randomly. I'm nearly out of yarn, and since I'm knitting until I run out, I must be almost finished. {After writing up this post, I did finish!}

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

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous yarn and gorgeous shawl!

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  2. Stunning yarn. Interesting book - before I read your commentary, I thought, "I would read that just because I love the cover!" I do love birds, though. I will have to add it to my list.

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    1. It is a lovely cover. :) Birds are really interesting, but to me there's just something a little creepy about them. (Maybe Mr. Hitchcock had something to do with that.)

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  3. Boneyard is a great pattern for hand spun. Your yarn is so pretty - I can't wait to see the finished shawl!

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    1. Yes, it is a good pattern for handspun! (I have more fiber that I'm planning on spinning for a bigger one.) Thanks!

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  4. Really lovely homespun yarn! Excited to see the finished shawl. It's funny you read that book because of the cover -- before I read your commentary, I saw the picture and thought What a beautiful cover! That's got to be good! :)

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    1. Thanks! A good cover does wonders for a book, doesn't it?

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  5. Beautiful yarn and how fun that you're sort of winging it. :)

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    1. Thanks! And I appreciate the pun, whether intended or not. :)

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  6. That book cover is just gorgeous! And I love how it perfectly compliments the colors of your shawl!

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  7. Yay for finishing! That book sounds equal parts lovely and creepy, perfect for fall right enough! :)

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    1. Yes, that's the best sort of book for fall. :)

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  8. Ooh, that *is* a pretty cover. :) Will have to look the book up!

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    1. I'm enjoying the book so far! And the pretty cover is a bonus. :)

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  9. Beautiful yarn! I'm a sucker for beautiful book covers!

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    1. Ha, so am I. :) I know that there are some bad books with pretty covers, but a nice cover does draw you in.

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  10. Your handspun is beautiful - and what a gorgeous shawl you've turned it into!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really happy with how it turned out. :)

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  11. I just love the colors of the yarn in your shawl. Really pretty.

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  12. What gorgeous yarn and now gorgeous shawl!

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  13. oh my goodness I love the handspun and shawl! I'd love to see photos of it finished!

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    1. Thanks! I should have finished pictures of it on the blog tomorrow. :)

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  14. Oh wow! Your yarn is gorgeous. I love those colours - they really suit your colouring

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