yarnalong

Work on my pillow cover continues apace. I had to put a lifeline in after the slippery bamboo yarn fell off the slippery bamboo needles for the third time. I love both the yarn and the needles (which continue to smooth with use) but I’m not sure the combination is a good one. I’ve found the fabric to finish it with, so now it’s just finishing the knitting portion!

In the reading basket, oldies but goodies. Beauty for Ashes by Grace Livingston Hill starts out a bit cliche (she relies on bad guy/good guy stereotypes a lot) but then gets pretty good a few chapters in. It’s very interesting to read the nearly hundred year old story in light of all the Ashley Madison brouhaha, as the story begins with an affair. It made me think a lot about grief too, but I can’t really talk about it or I give away all the good stuff! I’ve had Keeping House by Margret Kim Peterson on my bookshelf for years and years. Someone quoted her on Instagram recently and I thought it was time for a re-read. I remember really loving it when I first got it, early in my marriage.

Sharing with Ginny.

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Reading and knitting…

7 thoughts on “Reading and knitting…

  • August 26, 2015 at 9:08 am
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    I like the sound of both these books. And brouhaha – a most excellent word.

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  • August 26, 2015 at 10:20 am
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    I LOVE Keeping House! Elizabeth F. put it on her blog years ago and I bought it then–I dip into it continuously.

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  • August 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm
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    I’ve only read two Grace Livingstone Hill books (Pheobe Deane and Lo, Michael) and I remember loving them. Seeing new, modern covers on her books makes me kind of sad as they really are stories from another time.

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  • August 26, 2015 at 2:50 pm
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    have you read Elizabeth Goudge? you may like her … have not read much Grace LH … I think as a teen I did…. God bless!

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    • August 27, 2015 at 6:34 pm
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      I hadn’t heard of her ’till recently when Mat. Emma said she was reading one of hers. You make two people now, so I’d better go find some of her work!

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  • August 26, 2015 at 3:46 pm
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    The books sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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