Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Yarn Along

multi colour wool crochet hook red orange heart bella yarn ball

Crocheting - Another lace scarf.  The last one took me an absolute age to get through, since I was working on it in between a few other projects, but this one has made much swifter progress.  I started it the night before we left Orkney and the first ball of yarn was almost finished on the journey home thanks to various detours on the already long drive.  The second ball was half used up on Sunday between a trip for grocery shopping and eh...not much else actually.  Much crocheting was done that weekend!  Annoyingly, I've not had a chance to touch it since (more damn house stuff needs sorting - being an adult is getting me down this week!) but hopefully it'll be in my hands again soon, and maybe even finished this weekend.

The yarn is Red Heart Bella, found on sale at Deramores a few months ago and, I must admit, I'm liking it a lot more now that it's been made up into something.  I was in two minds about the colours when it first arrived but now I love it.  It reminds me of autumn leaves and cosy log fires.

Reading - I'm nearly finished Testament of Youth!  Hallelujah!  According to Goodreads, I've been reading it since April 23rd, which is just insane.  I didn't actually read it exclusively in that time (I had a bit of a mental block a couple of hundred pages in and switched to smaller books for a few weeks) but I'm glad I persevered until the (almost) end because it's a wonderful, in depth look at life for a generation of young adults before, during and after the First World War.  I've read a lot about the second war but not so much the earlier one, so it's interesting to get a better look at what went on at that time.

What's everyone else been reading and creating lately?

Linking up to Ginny's yarn along 


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