Reading and Knitting
I’m nearly finished with the second sleeve of Arya’s Needlework, which means that I am nearly done with it all together. Yay! I can move on to something new. I’m thinking some Wollmeise needs to come up next in the queue. Although I’m thinking I really should knit up a sample sweater in addition to the vest for Sansa’s Summer and that calls for a thicker yarn. I also want to knit a hat. Really I think I just want to knit anything except this sweater.
The knitting details:
Pattern: Arya’s Needlework by yours truly – soon to be released so watch this space.
Yarn: Opal Handgefarbt (75% Superwash Wool/25% Polyamid; 420m/100g) in the Rosenbeet colourway
Needles: 3mm KnitPros
Reading has been a little less prolific this week. I’ve been doing a lot of work on the computer which makes my eyes hurt. And I don’t want to strain my eyes too much (we only get one set!) so I’ve been leaving off reading in the evenings in favour of listening to podcasts.
Nevertheless I have been doing a little reading. I finished The Sea by John Banville and I really enjoyed it. The ending was a bit of a surprise, though in retrospect there was quite a bit of foreshadowing in the book. I still heartily recommend it.
I started reading, or rather re-reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Murakami is definitely one of my very favourite authors and while The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle isn’t my very favourite of his books, it’s the one I first read and one that I love to go back to every few years. It’s such a compelling read. The plot is amazing, the characters are well developed. It’s complex and surreal and every time I read it I find something new that I just love about it. Everyone should read this book.