Yarn Along – A Cardi and a Classic

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Knitting: I am chugging right along on my Abalone. I have finished the body and have seemed up the sleeves. I used a 3 needle bind off instead of the Kitchener stitch. I just always get frustrated with Kitchener’ and I didn’t want it to lose momentum on this project. Most sweaters have seems at the shoulders, so although I think it would have looked cooler, I didn’t think it was worth the fuss (for me.) I have picked up the sleeve and am almost ready to bind it off. I need to look up i-cord bind off. If you have a good reference for this, please share! I could use it. So after this, the other sleeve, and the edging is left. It’s going so fast. I love it. I think this matching of yarn and needles size is perfect for me. I need to find more projects with worsted/size US8. I am already thinking about my next projects.

Reading: I finished a book called The Perks of Being a Wallflower last week. It was an interesting coming of age book for the next generation. There were parts that made me cringe as memories of high school came rushing back. Filled with serious topics, the story is written in a series of letters to someone by the main character. We don’t know who this someone is, and we never find out why he is writing them. Suicide, date rape, drugs and teen sex are just some of the experiences it covers making it sometimes dark and uncomfortable. I enjoyed the way it was written, it made for a quick read. And although the topics made my stomach turn in thinking that someday Griff will be in high school, overall it was a good story.

One of my goals for 2013 was to read 2 classics. Then I met Katelynn B over at A Yellow Kind of Pretty on instagram (btw, I am sarabethnelson on instagram, find me!) and she has inspired me to double that goal. I took a poll with my favorite bookworms and Wuthering Heights was a clear winner. I do notice it is currently a FREE download for Kindle until March if you are interested in joining me. I honestly know nothing about the book, not about the story or its characters and am anxious to read it. I did start the book last night, well at least the introductions. I am a bit intimidated that so many people have to explain so much about the writer and the structure of the book before it even begins. To be honest, I skipped through most of it. I hope that doesn’t mess me up too bad in the book. I did find it very interesting that Emily Bronte’s sisters also published classics. It made me wonder what their parents did to make them all such well written women. Most of all, I just think it is so amazing that we can read a story published in 1847 on our wireless digital tablets. I am sure in Emily’s wildest dreams, she never could have imagined that. I haven’t decided on my other three classics. If you have any suggestions, please share! If you are going to read Wuthering Heights, please let me know! I’d love to discuss it, if I don’t get too lost in this book!

What are you reading? Knitting?

Joining Ginny

7 thoughts on “Yarn Along – A Cardi and a Classic

  1. January 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    The yarn color is beautiful! I also get a kick out of thinking of an author who wrote something so long ago and how they would be amazed at our digital age and how we access their works today.

  2. January 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Hurray! I’m so glad you’re reading Wuthering Heights and I hope you enjoy it :). How exciting about your cardi, I look forward to seeing it all done !

  3. penelope
    January 9, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I read Wuthering Heights ages ago, but I really want to read it again. Along the same line is Jane Eyre. Jane Austin, another author I’d like to go back and read again.
    Perfect time of the year to bury yourself in a good book!

  4. JoAnne
    January 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Your tension looks great. Lovely color. You do a great job with your knitting
    I read Wuthering Heights the first time in High School. It has been many years since my last read but it is a wonderful book. You will love it and not have any trouble understanding it. People per think this stuff !! Happy reading and knitting

  5. Chelsea
    January 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    For classics I have to recommend The Count of Monte Cristo. Read it in high school and loved it! Can’t wait to see your sweater all finished. The yarn is such a pretty blue!

  6. January 10, 2013 at 2:50 am

    I love the classics! Wuthering Heights is a great book. Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell are authors I also like. I have read them all without introductions and didn’t have any trouble. Enjoy.

  7. January 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    SB, Wuthering Heights was actually written under the pen name of Ellis Bell. Back in the “day”, women were not taken seriously as writers. In order for the book to be published, she had to take an assumed name. Emily Bronte and her sister both took pen names. Her sister was a famous auther as well, but the pen name escapes me right now. This is the name that it was originally published under. Just some trivia for your next book club.

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