Thursday, August 13, 2015

Yarn Along - Lila's Tallulah, Weeks 1, 2, 3

Greetings! Obviously one of my favorite things is reading, but I'm also very fond of knitting. Ginny over at Small Things hosts a lovely little weekly link-up where we showcase what we're working on and what we're reading. Once you're done here, head on over and see what everyone else is up to!

I started working on the second Tallulah about a week after I finished the first one. Then I let it sit on row 2 for a week and a half. Now I've picked it up in earnest and I'm chipping away at it. I'm not marathon-knitting but my goal is to be done with it before Halloween. Shouldn't be overly strenuous. I still adore working with this yarn and the pattern is still very friendly and interesting without being too hard. I like having a small project to work on when it's this hot.

I finally finished reading To the Field of Stars by Fr. Kevin Codd last week. Basically I just sat on the couch one evening while my roommate was out and just finished the last 1/3 of it. It was lovely and I'm almost done with my review of it. Hopefully I'll have that up either this weekend or early next week.

I began reading Sense & Sensibility by the inimitable Jane Austen last week while on "vacation" (it was not what one hopes or imagines a vacation might be like, believe me) and while I like it, at this point I almost prefer the movie. I feel like most of this is because in the first dozen pages of this particular novel there's a great deal of talk about money and inheritance and it's all a lot of waffle. If I can't get to enjoying it in the next 20 pages or so (I'm on page 84) I may put it away and try it again in December. Jane Austen is so well suited to long, dark nights - not so much endless summer afternoons.

That's it for me today. You can also find notes and detailed specs on this project on my Ravelry Page. For more of what I'm reading, find me on Goodreads.What have you been reading and knitting lately? Let me know in comments and then head over to Ginny's to see what everyone else is up to!


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