Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Pioneer Girl, mitts, a cowl, and about that book...
We've been busy trying to wrap up our school year which has left me little time to be here. I have so much to share, but so little time! I promise another "catching up" post soon, but in the meantime, here's my weekly Yarn Along post:
My knitting time has been spent exclusively on some knits for my AnnaLynn: a pair of fingerless mitts, finished on Sunday, and a matching cowl which I cast on immediately afterward. The yarn is KPs Cotlin -- a favorite of mine, and perfect for spring and summer knits. I'm thinking she'll be able to wear these on cool mornings or evenings to warm her hands and shoulders. Sorry the gloves aren't yet blocked as they'd look nicer...oh well. My Brennan has been neglected, but it doesn't have to be finished until December, so that's ok. :)
I've had Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography on hold at the library for some time now and was thrilled when I received an email that it was finally available. I've only casually flipped through so far, checking out the photos and hand-drawn maps, and am eager to dive in since I'm a huge Laura fan. :)
I mentioned last time that I was going back and forth with Somewhere in France and have to say that although I love a good period piece, especially wartime stories featuring women and how they handle, navigate, and survive harrowing circumstances, this isn't a book I can recommend. The story itself was revealing as to how difficult it was to be a WAAC, and I found that part to be highly interesting, but when the author decided to write in intimately-detailed descriptions of, well, intimate encounters (call me a prude if you want), I was more than a little offended. Back to the library it went. Am I the only one who didn't know about that aspect of this book? I sincerely apologize if you picked it up because you saw it here and were offended. Yikes!
In other reading news, I also picked up Jan Karon's latest Mitford book while at the library and parked it on my nightstand. Now there's some wholesome, uplifting reading to be sure.
Joining Ginny :)
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