What are you knitting and reading this week?
Joining Ginny and Nicole
Knitting: I finished the last pair out of three ankle socks for Hubby this morning. More info and pictures below. There's been a lot of socks on my needles lately, so I felt the urge to cast on something else... A few days ago I saw a new shawl on Ravelry and just knew I had to make it. So I dived into my stash and found a skein that's been there for years and casted on. Not sure if it's my kind of colours, but so far it knits up beautifully. The pattern is Nurmilintu and the yarn is Shine by Spunky Eclectic.
Reading: As you can see I'm reading the second book in two series :) I finished A Discovery of Witches and City of Bones last week and had to start their sequels Shadow of Night and City of Ashes right away! So far they both live up to the first books.
Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library,she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened.
Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot.
Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers... -Shadow of Night-
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? - City of Ashes-
Pattern: Cuff down, 64 st. 68 st for foot.
Yarn: Leftovers of Opal yarn. About 56 g for the pair made only of Opal and about 43 g Opal for the two pairs with heels and toes in Ida. They used abot 20 g Ida.
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Hubby
Size: European 41
Started: July 24, 2014
Completed: August 13, 2014