Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Warmth, laughter, friends
For Yarn Along this week, I am completely inspired by my wonderful friend Denise, who, with her family, spent last week with us. What a joy they were - the perfect guests, all the way through. They arrived, bearing beautiful gifts for us all. Among them was a pair of handwarmers for John and for me too (see here). Mine were knitted in gorgeous Stylecraft brushstrokes chunky yarn (acrylic, wool and mohair blend). It is hard to see in this poorly lit photograph, but the colours glow like jewels, and they feel so soft and warm. Denise also brought a few balls of the same yarn for me. Oh - oh - what to knit with it? I thought of a hat with a similar spirally pattern and found one today - here it is. Almost finished the ribbing and about to start the daisy stitch pattern.
The book was also passed on by Denise - originally intended for John but I picked it us and started leafing through it, as you do, and was soon caught up in the story. A very British tale, despite the title - A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. It was funny, but serious - lots of layers to it, and characters that I actually cared about and wanted it all to work out for them. If the BBC were still doing quality drama, I would have expected this to have been made into a TV play by now.
What is everyone else reading and knitting? Thanks to Ginny at Small things for hosting this weekly knit and natter.