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Yarn Along: The good, the bad, the inspiring

IMG_3918 IMG_3919 IMG_3920 IMG_3923 IMG_3924This poor tortured shawl. Oh my word…months and months of work and I made a rookie mistake on the bind off. It promptly unraveled itself a good thirty rows or so. I’ll freely admit I cried a tiny bit in frustration. On the other hand, I had a great conversation over the phone with the person it was for that dissolved into fits of laughter as we compared our stitch-y horror stories. Maybe I’ll pick it back up in a few months time.

Up next is a requested scarf/neck warmer in this lovely soft bamboo green yarn. I like the idea of this one, with the buttons. He doesn’t much like the dangling of a traditional scarf, and I could really use some practice on the purl and seed stitch. We’ll see. I attempted a similar design myself last year but it was no where near as pretty. Decisions, decisions. What is your favorite scarf pattern? After that I cannot wait to try Katherine’s lovely Martinmas sweater pattern. Maybe I’ll do that first?

I just finished The Light Between OceansΒ by M.L. Steadman. So very beautiful. So very heartbreaking. It’s not a novel you walk away from easily, and if you’ve just gone through a miscarriage or are pregnant I would strongly recommend you wait a while. It will stay with you for a long time. IΒ love when books do that, get under your skin, slip into your heart. Make you think. The rest of my reading is for a writing workshop I’m participating in, which is soΒ inspiring me. It’s examining the mother voice in literature, what women writers have to say on the subject- and what we have to say ourselves. It feels good to get back in the habit and practice of writing in long form.

Sharing with Ginny today, who should have a baby any minute!

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