Wednesday 20 September 2017

Yarning Along: On to the sleeves!

This week's knitting is focused solely on sleeves, because the body of my Pavement Sweater is done! Ideally I would have it completed in time to wear to Yarndale on Sunday, which would involve getting the jumper knitted and cast off by Friday so that I can get it washed and blocked in time. I'm not certain that's going to happen, but I can try. If I can get a sleeve done by the end of today I feel like there might be some hope! On thing that did hold me up yesterday was picking up the stitches for the sleeves. I had allowed the marker indicating the centre of the underarm stitches to travel down the sweater as I knitted, then removed it when I was knitting the hem. It turns out I needed the marker to indicate where to start picking up the stitches. Oops. As a result I had to do rather more counting yesterday than I had hoped...

I have finally finished reading The Miniaturist! I feel like I've been reading this for ages, but this week I have made a concerted effort to spend a little more time reading rather than watching TV. I really enjoyed The Miniaturist; I found it a bit slow at the start, but once I had read a third of the book (the point where the first mystery in the book is resolved) I started really getting into it. The book is made up of several small mysteries within one larger story, resulting in a story with a lot of twists and turns, and everything is resolved neatly at the end. This story had me guessing the whole way through, and I would definitely recommend it.

Last night I started reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which Amy recommended to me and I picked up at the weekend. I have only read a couple of chapters, but already know that I am going to enjoy it. I'm glad I got it in hardback as I can read it while I get on with my sleeeves. I wouldn't be that surprised if I finish it by next week's post.

What are you reading this week?

Linking up with Rachel for Yarning Along.

1 comment:

  1. I'll look out for this book at the library. Have a good time at Yarndale.