Yarn Along:: Knit Lit & Lace

Playing along with Ginny again this week. I find that this blog along is keeping my knitting and reading moving forward at a nice pace so that I have something different to show you each week.  Thanks for the weekly inspiration!

I decided to indulge in a light bit of romantic knit lit this week.  How to Knit a Love Song is better than I was expecting it to be, if I’m honest, and I keep reading to see what is going to become of Abigail and her inherited cottage full of fiber and spinning supplies.  Each chapter begins with a Zimmerman-like bit of knitting wisdom, which has me chuckling here and there.  Then there is the somewhat adult matter of the love story which has good tension, but that makes me roll my eyes every few chapters. I love a good love story, but this moves a little too close to the bodice-ripping genre at times for my taste.  Of course, I don’t mind a little sensual description of the yarn and knitting… Overall a fun, quick read that I am enjoying very much.

After finishing my Socktoberfest socks last week, I decided it was high time to bring another older project out into the light.  I started the Hamamelis shawl last July as part of a summer lace knit-along with my knitting group.  It got off to a good start, but somewhere between packing, moving cross-country, and getting settled in a new place, the chart was just too much for me.  Fortunately, I took good notes of my progress and was able to pick it right up and knit without any problems.  Hopefully I will finish it before July 2011!

What are you reading or working on this week?

5 thoughts on “Yarn Along:: Knit Lit & Lace

  1. I’ve only read one or two myself, and would definitely recommend this as a good gateway book.

  2. knit-lit – ah what a funny concept. I’ve read a few and most of them are lame, lame, lame but still kind of a nice bit of indulgence once in a while. I long to write one, truth to be told. I think it would be so much fun.

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