26 June 2013
I have been working away on my hat this week, I made great progress whilst camping. I am now starting to really enjoy this pattern and can put it down in the middle of a pattern repeat and work out where I got to. I got so confident that I got to the end of a row and realised that I had failed to knit the cables, so had to unpick and knit again! I am hoping that I have enough yarn to finish this, it is going to be a close one I am on a journey of yardage chicken yet again.
I have finished knitting the Old Shale Scarf and blocked it and it has come out a good length, I was concerned it would not be long enough but it is perfect and will get lots of wear in these cool summer days we are having.
I have joined an online book group recently through a forum that I visit. Our first book is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. This book has been a slow hard read, I am not going to finish it as it is really not my cup of tea at all. For me it is a collection of short stories with, in the main, very tenuous links. The opening chapter was really hard work, had I not been reading it to share discussion I would have given up at that point. I have managed to read four chapters now but I have admitted defeat in the fifth. It is over five hundred pages long, I managed just under two hundred. I know that there are many people who have really enjoyed this book, I am not on of them!
Joining in with Tami for this weeks work in progress.