Wednesday, May 11, 2016

On The Needles :: Fireweeds

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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 am trying to finish all the socks from last week. One pair of glitter socks came off the needles yesterday and I have started on the second green one for my son. But right now I am enjoying the Fireweeds pattern. They are a fast knit when I first decided to knit on them ;) So hopefully they will be off the needles in a few days.

Reading: The Buried Giant was in the new section at the library and caught my eye. I haven't read very far and I'm not sure if it's the translation or if it's just the author's writing style I just not seem to like... I wish the language had more flow.
The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards—some strange and otherworldly—but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight—each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life’s memories.

10 comments:

  1. I love those socks! It's been so long since I last did fair isle, I should definitely find a pattern like that soon.

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  2. Those socks! Gorgeous! I don't do any colorwork, but that is awesome!

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  3. Wow! These are beautiful. Great job. :)

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  4. Those socks!! They are really beautiful. Lovely work.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful!! LOVE X A WHOLE BUNCH!

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  6. Kjempefine lesta. Beundrer dere som strikker lester, det er min mamma sin jobb, og vi setter stor pris på det. God helg

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