Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Yarn Along in July...
Oh, yeah...it is just 100 stitches (worsted weight cotton) cast on, about and inch and a quarter of ribbing and then just straight up knitting until it got nice and long enough to be slouchy, and then k2tog for a round, knit for a round, repeat those 2 rows until there are just a few stitches left and run the yarn through them to tie it off. Easy peasy but it took me a while to do in secret as the boys are staying up later lately.
On the reading front...I went to the library Monday night and found a series of 3 books by Paul Almond. The Deserter, The Survivor, and The Pioneer. I read the first one Monday and Tuesday. It was excellent. Set in Canada for a change in the late 1700's. I stayed up way too late last night to read the second one. I was kind of disappointed. Although the actual story is great...a new husband and wife trying to set up their homestead against all obstacles...exactly the thing I like to read about...there are so many mistakes in the timeline it kind of drove me crazy. When he is giving the background of the first book, he actually adds a year to the time the main character was there, then he has the guy spending the summer at a sawmill, yet somehow, later in the book, it says he spent that summer clearing his land and laying the foundation for his home (and magically the land is about a day away by canoe). Then at one point he says it is late October, but then he talks about the long fall coming their way. I plan on reading the third one anyways over the next couple of days. Hopefully it won't drive me quite as nuts. Having said that...if you are willing to ignore the time line issue, it really is a great (true) story as it deals with real life and death situations (at the back their is even documentation about the real events) and struggles that the very early settlers had to deal with. Puts things into perspective, no?
Joining Ginny again for Yarn Along. Haven't played along there in a while either as the knitting is such slow going in the heart of gardening season.