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?