Morning all! How is it Wednesday already? This week feels like it's flying by. Wednesday can only mean one thing (well, two things actually!) - time for a WIP Wednesday/Yarn Along post!
|Thinking of Me, Forest Lace and my new Pratchett|
This week has been all about the knitting. I haven't touched any of the crochet WIPs. Forest Lace came with me to Alton Towers; I knit in the car on the way up to Northampton and on the way to the theme park, but was too tired to knit coming back that evening. As I did the driving to come home the next day, I obviously got no further knitting done on that journey either!
It's 17" long now, and the yarn cake is showing no signs of getting any smaller! I guess that is the wonder of laceweight yarn. I am starting to think that perhaps I won't need my second skein; I haven't weighed my yarn cake again to see if my earlier prediction was on track, but last time I checked I reckoned I could get 50" out of the one skein. I am hoping this will be the case, as then I can use the second skein to knit something else! No idea what though.
Over the last couple of evenings, the Thinking of Me scarf has been my focus. Each row is so much shorter than the Forest Lace (29 stitches as opposed to 73!) and because it's DK not laceweight, it knits up quicker. So Thinking of Me is also now 17" long. I meant to weigh the yarn last night to check how far through my first ball I was, but forgot. I am not quite halfway through the wavy eyelet rib section, so hopefully that wont eat too much into my second (and final) ball. I don't want to run out of yarn halfway through the interlocking heart charts! I am still loving the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, though. Can't wait to use it again on my next Year of Projects crochet project!
Now, the book. I finally finished Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett (I managed to leave my books in work last week, before going on holiday, so wasn't able to read at all over the trip or the weekend). I have to say, barring Monstrous Regiment, I think it was the worst Discworld book I've read so far. I was really afraid that Terry was losing his touch. Perhaps the Alzheimers was getting to him?
I am so pleased to say I have been proved wrong by I Shall Wear Midnight. I love Tiffany Aching as a character, I love the witches in general. And I love the Nac Mac Feegle. I'm only a third or so through the book, but even after the opening chapter I knew this book was so much better than Unseen Academicals. I think perhaps the problem is that the wizards aren't funny enough to be the focus of a book any more.
I see from the front page of the book that there is a further Discworld book on the list, Snuff. It's out next month, and it's a Sam Vimes book. Fingers crossed it's a good one, because I love the Watch books.
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