Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yarn Along

Reading: The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater. This book is so unlike the books that I usually read. It's YA, it's sort of paranormal (not in a vampire or werewolf way, though, which is what I think most people assume when they hear "paranormal" YA), and it's pretty odd. I picked it to help me finish a reading challenge that I've been working on this year, knowing that it was out of my comfort zone. But I'm actually liking it okay so far. The writing is good and I like the atmosphere of the's strange but also somehow familiar, probably because it's set in my home state of Virginia. {Edit: since writing this post, I finished the book. You can read my thoughts here.)

Knitting: My niece's Christmas gift: a pullover sweater. I know it doesn't look much like a sweater right now, but hopefully it will soon. :) I haven't been able to share any knitting here lately because it has been all gifts, but my two-year-old niece is one person who I don't have to worry about accidentally seeing her gift on my blog, ha. You can start to see the texture that's going to be on the front of the sweater. I'm just hoping it won't look too boyish, since I ended up going with a neutral gray rather than pink or purple.

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


  1. I don't think it will look too boyish, you can always add or crochet a nice girly edge to the slleves, neckline,... . Lovely stitch pattern!

  2. the color is stunning and I think with all the pattern and texture in it it will not look boyish at all!

  3. It's going to be lovely and that colour is perfect for matching with brighter colours. :)

    1. Thanks! That's one reason why I chose a neutral it would match with a lot. :)


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