Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Yarn Along

I'm joining Ginny and others with this week's sharing of knitting and reading.  The project on the needles is "Liesl" by Ysolda Teague. and the wool is Patons Eco Chunky in light grey mix.   It's the first time I've worked with one of her patterns and so far so good.  The pattern is laid out in an easy to read format with the option of using a chart or written instructions for knitting the design.

On the bedstand is "A Parrot In A Pepper Tree" by Chris Stewart.  It's actually a sequel to his first book entitled, "Driving Over Lemons" which I actually haven't read!  This book was given to me by a friend and having read the back cover it reminds me of the Peter Mayle book "A Year In Provence", so it should be a lovely bit of light reading for a change.

The knitting magazine is called Simply Knitting and is a birthday and Christmas gift from my mum and dad in law.  I'm looking forward to trying out some of the patterns and have already tentatively thought of a small list of knitting projects for Christmas... nothing like being organised!

Other news:  the kids and I are slowly on the mend, I've filed and sorted all of this year's school work with only a few outstanding pieces of work to complete and the house has had a jolly good tidy, it was desperate for sure!


  1. Glad to hear the children are on the mend. Hope you enjoy the book, I have read Driving over Lemons it was very funny. A bit of trivia for you, if it is not mentioned in the book, Chris Stewart was a founder member of Genesis the rock band.

  2. loved hearing about the almanac and the yarn along. i'll try and post my latest yarn project and books soon. your latest read sounds good! i'm sending healthy thoughts your way. it's time you had sunshine and well bodies!

  3. p.s. liesl by ysolda is one of my favorite patterns. i'm currently working on a green one in lionbrand's wool-ease. i had to send off for an extra skein with only a quarter of a sleeve to go!! good luck with yours. can't wait to see the final piece :)

    1. I'm hoping I'll have enough wool. I've done the calcs but I've noticed some ravelry folk mentioning the worry about whether there would be enough wool, so here's hoping!


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