My latest knitting project is the Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang. Below is a photo of the finished article and I must admit to being somewhat, okay...a lot, apprehensive about the 'tangled yoke' bit around the shoulders. The graph is nothing short of mind bending genius in its planning but is widely known in knitting circles as '18 rows of hell'. I can do this, I can do this, I can...
With Christmas just a flip of the calendar away, I've also started a pair of socks for The Heiress. As I watched the final episode of Downton Abbey last night it occurred to me that I should be knitting while I was just sitting there but I was riveted! Equally enamoured with the storyline going on upstairs and downstairs, it's going to be an excruciating wait for next season to find out how situations conclude for the Earl of Grantham's family and staff. They could drag this out for ages and I would be in heaven!
Pacing myself for Cornflower's online book group, A Game of Hide and Seek on November 20, hasn't been easy. This is such a wonderful story and has kept me up late a few nights. While not a humourous story, there were some laugh out loud scenes in the first quarter of the book. All I will say is who knew hot wax was used for hair removal in the early fifties? For some reason that I can only chalk up to judging this author by my first reading experience of her in, In a Summer Season, I pictured Taylor as reserved. Reading Nicola Beauman's biography, The Other Elizabeth Taylor at some point is a must to find out more about this author who can make me laugh on one page and be lyrical the next.
So that's what I've been up to lately when I have some spare time. Thank goodness for big bags of peanuts and some busy squirrels on the patio to keep Deacon entertained!