Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Knitting and Reading


I've admired Ginny's Yarn Along idea for a while now.  A few bloggers I follow have been joining in and, considering it's a post about two of my favourite things, I wanted in on the action.  Above we have one of my current knitting projects, the Save the Children penguin (pdf) which I'm making in 4ply wool.  I hesitate to link to it because I've had to change almost every line of the pattern on the body section, so if anyone wants to make it send me an email and I'll give you my revised version.

I'm just about to start this book after failing to get into my last read, Mark Kermode's 'It's only a movie'.  I loved his book about multiplexes (not least because it started 'Once upon a time, the projectionist was the most important person in the cinema.'  It sure felt like it when I was running the show!) but I just couldn't focus on this one.  Maybe I'll come back to it.  The blurb of 'The view on the way down' started out by telling us that 'this novel will open your eyes and break your heart' and that's enough reason for me to pick up a book!  Also present is my favourite bookmark.  Tam and I share a love of puffins and he found this on our holiday last summer.  It always makes me smile.


:)

12 comments:

  1. That penguin is adorable, I think I might have to check that yarn along out!

    Also, great idea with the postcards for bookmarks! I never thought to do that with my postcards (and I have a lot of those)

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    1. I seem to have a growing collection so they get utilised pretty well as bookmarks! :)

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  2. Both books sound intriguing.
    How cute is that penguin? I'm itching to get my knitting sticks out again, but I have a patchwork quilt to finish first. Off to check out Yarn Along...

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    1. Yeah I've got a couple of knitted things on the go and now I want to crochet something! Too many crafts...

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  3. Haha I love puffins too :). It looks a bit like the penguin actually, maybe you could adapt the pattern just a wee bit more...

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    1. I know, I've been trying to find a puffin pattern but not had much luck, think I may have to make one! :)

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  4. oh what a shame that the pattern needs to be changed so much! looks like it will come along nicely still though - I'm currently knitting the john lewis penguins that I got as a birthday present last month, the pattern is a little over complicated and the shapes are all weird, but hopefully will look good! jenny xx

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    1. Eh it was not a success, I gave up :p ooh those penguins sound better!

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