Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On The Needles

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What are you knitting and reading this week?
I'm joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along and Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm and Craft On.

Knitting: I fell in love with these mittens the first time I saw them on a group on Ravelry a few weeks ago and knew I had to make them. I was ready with graph paper and a pencil to try to make out the pattern by looking at the photos, but luckily a free pattern came not long ago :)

Reading: I finished a book last night, so I picked up Seven Sisters as my next read. I hope this will be a good book as I seem to not like all of Lucinda Riley's books...

Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings.

Eighty years earlier in Rio’s Belle Epoque of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.

18 comments:

  1. I love those mittens! I am going to look them up now...

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  2. Wow your colourwork is fabulous! I plan to try my first this year.

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  3. I adore those mittens. I saved the pattern to my library and have to find some time (and Yarn) to make them happen. In the meantime I will enjoy watching your progress.

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  4. Those mittens are so fun!!! Good luck with the book.

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  5. I love your owl mittens - such fun!

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  6. Love the pattern! The owl would make me smile the entire time that I was wearing them. I'm going to fav them!!

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  7. Love the mittens! I will have to check that out. My daughter says she "needs" a pair.

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  8. oh I love those mittens, thanks for linking to the pattern :)

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  9. Your book looks like something I would like to read! And those mittens, oh my goodness. :) Love your choice of colour for them too. Thank you for the pattern link - I think I may have to make those too!

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  10. Oh that owl is so sweet! I have never tried colorwork but these might have to go on my ravelry list!

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  11. Oh you knitting is so cute! I love the owl. I think I might need to add that pattern to my library :-)

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  12. Gorgeous mittens! The book sounds interesting, I like a split narrative.

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  13. Those mittens are fabulous - I am in awe of your colourwork, I must learn how to do this!

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  14. Oh yes, I can see why you fell in love with that pattern. Too adorable!

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  15. super talented! I can't imagine being able to make such cute mittens!

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  16. Those mittens are so gorgeous, I love the colours you picked. I think I've only read one of Lucinda Riley's books and liked it, but I've heard mixed reviews of her stuff...

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